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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 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are many books considered ‘classics’ which end up on almost all the well-known ‘Top 100’ or ‘Must read’ lists. Many of them, as I’ve been continuing my race against old age to work through my literary bucket list before I give […]
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Tag Archives: Religion
‘The Good Muslim’ by Tahmima Anam is one of only a handful of books in my life which has left me in real pain. I felt something akin to grief when the book came to an end as wave after … Continue reading
‘Je suis Charlie’ – I am Charlie – is the rallying call in Europe and even around the world but … am I Charlie? Can I really identify with the men who died and what they stood for? And … Continue reading
Eid mubarak to all my Muslim friends wherever you are in the world. I hope my little pun in the title of this post will be forgiven but it seemed quite apt to me. I’ll explain why. This is the … Continue reading
So, I’m finally back at my desk sipping my cha, looking over very green fields and enjoying the breeze from the ceiling fan now very much needed in Bangladesh. Yes, I’m back with my people, my family, my friends at … Continue reading