Monthly Archives: June 2014

Billy Collins, Poetry and Dogs

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In my last post, I admitted my confusion about gardens. Here, I admit my general indifference to dogs. And I call myself a Brit? Oh well… But I do love poetry, and I do love Billy Collins, and I confess …

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Sarah Salway Digs Up Paradise

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I’m a city dweller. Cities are what draws me, and if not cities, then coastlines. So, although I’ve always liked gardens, and even admired some, I’ve never really “gotten” them. It always felt as if there was some secret I …

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‘Ssh, by John Eliot

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A new poet, a new collection. ‘Ssh (love the title), is by the poet, John Eliot, who is quietly coming on the scene. It is also illustrated by Anne Lamali with a series of line drawings which are peppered throughout …

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Poets Popping Up

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How adorable is that? No, I won’t be sitting on top of Stonehenge on Tuesday, but I will be helping to celebrate the approach of the summer solstice by being one of four featured writers at: Midsummer Pop Up! Tuesday, …

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Writing Through Cambodia Goes National

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A lot has happened to my writing workshop lately. For the past four years, I have been running a creative writing workshop at the educational shelter, Anjali House, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. From the start, I believed it was a …

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In The Weekly News!

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Thanks to the interviewing, writing and perseverance of Helen Hunt (http://www.helenmhunt.co.uk), an article about me, my novels and the work I do in Cambodia was published in a recent edition of The Weekly News. Although we didn’t find out about …

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The Last Reel

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In the past, Cambodia had a thriving film industry. That, like everything else, was obliterated in the 1970’s by the Khmer Rouge. But that industry is now coming back to the extent that a Cambodian film, The Missing Picture, was …

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