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Four stars over five?

This was the four star review of Terrible With Raisins posted by Anne Williams in 2016. I value these reviews  because they are completely unbiased. Five stars boost the ego but four stars tell you more about the reader and … Continue reading

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TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS…

“… there was something, something pretty terrible… Not just plain terrible. This was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it…” – Dorothy Parker (on turning fifty), The Middle or Blue Period. I thought TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS would be … Continue reading

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I used to hate jigsaw puzzles…

I used to hate jigsaw puzzles… I could say – “Until I discovered Smirnoff” – but that would date me and anyone who remembers the ad campaign (and the awful jokes*) and baffle anyone who wasn’t in Britain in the … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Island – finding the comedy in tragedy

Top: Agios Isidoros Chapel, Leros, Dodecanese Islands Below: Refugees, Lakki Harbour, Leros Much as I enjoy humour, increasingly I see the balance between comedy and tragedy. Like yin and yang, they are co-dependent, one acting as a foil to the other. … Continue reading

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Thanks to Arwin Blue for a great review of Terrible With Raisins

Many thanks to Arwin Blue for taking the time to read TWR and for such an enthusiastic review… Read Arwin Blue’s review

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Hooray! Finally a THREE star Amazon review for TWR.

At least no-one will accuse them of being my friend… 3.0 out of 5 stars This book was recommended read for our book club, 16 Nov 2014 – By Mr J P Thallon This review is from: Terrible With Raisins … Continue reading

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The strangest loss…

Almost everyone who lives to maturity experiences the loss of a loved one, be they partner, relative or friend. I have known the loss of parents, grandparents, close family and friends – enough to feel the keenest of empathy for … Continue reading

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