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(Book Review)

While browsing at a Charity Book Sale, I found a battered copy of  A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush  by Eric Newby… 1,040 more words


Nowruz - Happy Persian New Year!

At 6:45pm tonight, here in Montréal, I will ring in the New Year with my haft seen table, otherwise known as the traditional table setting of Nowruz. 145 more words


Tomorrow is Nowruz, the Persian new year. It inspired me to write this poem in Farsi (translation further below):

عید ایران
 عید رنگارنگ
عید بوسیدن دوست
 و بخشیدن دشمن 79 more words

Nowruz, the Persian New Year

Today’s blog post is about the Persian New Year’s festival, called نوروز Nowruz or Nooruz, which literally means “new day”. Nowruz is celebrated on the spring equinox, which usually falls on 21 March and marks the beginning of the Persian calendar. 369 more words

Little Black Books

Penguin turns 80 this year, and, to celebrate, has published 80 extracts of its classics for 80p. Since I myself only recently became reunited with my Penguin 60s (yes, 60 mini books for 60p, 20 years ago, now on their shelf, top left, as illustrated), I couldn’t wait to look see what was on offer. 332 more words