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A coffee break

September 25, 2013


He who’s been burnt blows even on yogurt – Cypriot Proverb I was clear in my own mind when approaching the choice of a Cypriot novel that I didn’t want anything political.  I wasn’t wedded to choosing a Greek Cypriot over a Turkish Cypriot book or vice versa, I wanted a neutral narrative (if such […]

Not reading but downing.

September 4, 2013


If the beard were all, the goat might preach: Croatian proverb As a further break from reading novels, I chose Dubravka Ugresic’s book of essays, ‘Thank You for not Reading’, as the Croatian representative.   If I’m honest, and why not, the main reason I chose this collection (having been recommended Ugresic by a friend whose […]