Month: November 2017

Book Review – Always Another Country

Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home by Sisonke Msimang (Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN: 9781868428489 ‘This book is personal and political — it is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by its protagonists and how,…

Book Review – Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (William Heinemann) ISBN: 9781785151439 In the book shop where Lydia works, Joey, a lost and lonely regular, commits suicide. Lydia inherits all that is left in his scanty apartment. When she flips through some of his…

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Why Your Characters’ Names Are Your Secret Ingredient

Why Your Characters’ Names Are Your Secret Ingredient

What we name the characters in our stories is important, don’t you think? Why Your Characters’ Names Are Your Secret Ingredient Would James Bond be as iconic if he didn’t have those flat, blunt syllables in his moniker? I don’t think we’d follow his adventures…

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