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4-in-1 Bedside Table Book Review: Atwood, Nemirovsky, Lumix GM1 manual, Urban Decay leaflet

Guess which one is the hardest to read? #whatimreadingrightnow #bedsidetablebooks #margaretatwood #irenenemirovsky #shortstories #urbandecay leaflet. Correct answer is: #lumix #gm1 #manual A photo posted by

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What genres are these books?

So I did a quick study of the books that I liked in no particular order, without cheating, without internet access. A handwritten list, just straight off

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London launch of “Hungry in Ipoh” at Knight Webb Gallery, Brixton

My short story called “Funny Mountain”, in the Hungry in Ipoh anthology, will be launched at Knight Webb Gallery in the heart of Brixton, London – birthplace of


Malaysian launch of “Hungry in Ipoh” published by Fixi Novo in October 2015

Sat Oct 25th was a very exciting day for me as that is when my short story “Funny Mountain” came out in print and yes,

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Frugality, Imagination and the Vintage life: Roald Dahl’s village, Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is set in the tiny village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire where he lived for 36 years. He was also

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How do you write and what is your advice? Writers share their routines

Pen and ink – essential, and essential I write anywhere using my gold fountain Sheaffer pen using royal blue ink. I am not being pretentious. I just

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New Year New Blog

This is my first post this year. After a long time not writing, I was very encouraged by my recent short story “Funny Mountain” being