Vancouver author Janie Chang’s latest book Dragon Springs Road came out in January. Set in the early-20th-century Shanghai, two girls – one a Eurasian orphan, the other a daughter of privilege – are bound together in a friendship that will be tested by duty, honour and love. 1,085 more words
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When out of nowhere, Vikings!
I’ve been listening to the British History Podcast, and right now they’re talking about the Viking Age and the reign of Alfred the Great in the main podcast as well as their members only series, ‘The Fury of the Northmen’ which covers the Scandinavian cultures that gave rise to the Viking raiders. 588 more words
Life After Life is one of the most recent novels from one of Britain’s finest contemporary authors, Kate Atkinson. Here, Atkinson has used ‘the most turbulent events of the 20th century’ as her backdrop, and has proffered the question: ‘what if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?’ Interesting foundations abound, and the story which she has crafted certainly builds upon this creativity. 584 more words
Intrigued by my hippie posts and new novel, some of my younger friends have asked for a nutshell clarification on who the hippies were. They are aware that a kind of cultural revolution was taking place in the late 1960s, but remain a little vague on it. 662 more words
I would like to apologise for this post appearing late. It was fine on the preview, and now I find that there was nothing there for three days! 832 more words