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Welcome! I am a British Freelance Writer and Educational consultant who worked in Bangladesh until December 2013. I also have ADHD.
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The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Part of the current A level English Literature syllabus, this classic novel from Farrell is part of his triptych of books looking at, and criticising, the British Empire. This one is based loosely on the real events of 1857 when Indian sepoys […]
Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is the third – and definitely final – novel by Milan Kundera that I shall be reading. Given that he is so famous and his writings so admired, I really felt I shouldn’t write him off after reading ‘Slowness’ which I found […]
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Tag Archives: Rehab
“I really wasn’t much of a traveler – I couldn’t even find Bangladesh on the map! I had never been to Asia before and had no idea what Bangla culture would be like. I found out that Bangladesh has the seventh largest … Continue reading
The latest news with Bangladesh is as baffling as it is worrying. Is it a first in political history for a party leader to be forced by the Government to take part in elections? Well, Bangladesh’s lovable ex-dictator, Ershad, has … Continue reading
Half this series done now – while I’m enjoying keeping this ‘public journal’ it’s also somewhat like a ticking bomb too. Very mixed feelings. 😦 While the courts continue to debate the legality of Molla’s execution the UN officials who came to Bangladesh … Continue reading
“Here’s to us!” That would be the traditional response at a time when everyone is celebrating a wonderful feat (or is that feet?) like this. But actually, these staff members are more likely to say “Here’s to them!” That’s because … Continue reading