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Out of order!

August 27, 2012

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A tax collector is best hung on Sunday – Belgian Proverb I have no idea what this proverb means (and, being pedantic and annoying, wonder whether they mean hanged, though that doesn’t make it any clearer[1]), but then most Belgian proverbs are baffling. To wit… ‘Don’t make use of another’s mouth unless it has been […]

Cut her wezand…

August 19, 2012

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When yuh en’ got horse, ride cow – Bajan proverb When I chose Zan McDowell’s Eating Lizzy I didn’t realise that it was only available on Kindle.  Not having a Kindle and not wanting to give money to Amazon who (allegedly) don’t pay U.K. tax I got round this by buying it for the iPad […]

Birth of a nation

August 12, 2012

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The boat of affection ascends mountains – Bangladeshi proverb When I come to the end of this reading journey I’m sure I’ll have at least ten books that will sit alongside those books I read over and over and never lend for fear of not getting them back. These aren’t always literary heavyweights by the […]

Olympic distractions

August 5, 2012

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‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ – Olympic motto I have to beg for your forbearance this week.  Although I have finished reading the breathtakingly good  A Golden Age, I can’t settle to write the review.  I think it’s the rather disconcerting sense of being British yet not feeling embarrassed that’s thrown me. To understand, it’s important to […]