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Bardo, Bardo

Tibetan Buddhists believe in a drifting state between lives, where the soul waits to find its new home.  Me?  I don’t believe in rebirth or reincarnation, but a purposeless state between lives I absolutely get. 395 more words

Writing Fiction

Stuff and things: February 2017

Foyles Blogger Brekkie

I attended this event for the second time in February and I had a really nice time. It was held on the last Sunday of the month at Grand Central. 550 more words


Go to Foyles to buy The Battle for British Islam by Sara Khan with Tony McMahon

Unafraid to tackle some of the pressing issues of our time, Sara Khan addresses the question of how to break the cycle of extremism without alienating British Muslims.

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So much for good intentions...

There is a reason I don’t sign up for TBR-only reads or book-buying bans – and that’s amply illustrated by the results of a post-Christmas hop up to London to meet up with my dear friend J… We weren’t able to get together in December owing to a variety of circumstances, and so a plan to hit London in January, taking in bookshops and sales, was hatched. 658 more words

The Good Immigrant

Go back to your own country. Curry bastard. Rag head. Job thief. Corner-shop prick. Paki. Get out. All tirades of abuse that I’ve heard in my lifetime, on multiple occasions. 426 more words


New Year, New Books

At the beginning of last year I resolved, among other things, to read more and I’m happy to say it’s one of the few resolutions I’ve maintained long after the last embers of 2016 died out.   1,416 more words


Bookshop in December 2016

Some more of my book cover designs spotted in various bookshops this December 2016:

The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh PB, Marina Fiorato.

Battlefield of the Mind… 24 more words

Book Design