Monthly Archives: January 2017

‘A Goldsmith of Words’-“Life” in the Words of Amadeu de Prado

DE ALMEIDA PRADO, AMADEU INÁCIO (1920-1973). Featuring in Pascal Mercier‘s philosophical novel Night Train to Lisbon (later adapted into a film starring Jeremy Irons), Amadeu de Prado was born a ju…

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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Uncategorized


Walking over eggshells. Book review.

Walking over Eggshells by Lucinda ClarkeWalking over Eggshells by Lucinda Clarke by Lucinda E. Clarke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a difficult book to read. Not because it was it was a bad book by any means, but the subject matter was difficult as it’s was so close to my heart… the author takes us on a journey of the utmost emotions, who could not love a child? who could not hug a child? These things went through Lucinda’s mind very often indeed. Her, then husband Jeremy being the positive chaotic job seeking, job losing, husband, traveling from place to place with Jobs, new schools, houses, and countries varied. A very strong and emotional story, and I am so glad I actually met the author and at least give her a huge hug!!!
To find solace and love with her second husband was a wonderful way for the story to end.. but alas, the dreaded “mother” bit back even from beyond the grave causing more upset as usual.

A heart-rending account of a simply awful child and mother relationship!
Well written!!!

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Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized


Solstice Book review

SolsticeSolstice by K.W. Keith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Solana Trent, a beautiful vivacious New York Times Journalist, This is a fast-paced, steamy, story, with all the trappings of the mafia V reporter’s savvy intelligence, along with the devastatingly handsome acquisition mogul Raine Mathison… Near clashes with the Mafia from being the hunter to the hunted.
A strong protagonist throughout the story. Way to Go Solana….

A love story if ever I had read one..

Love the ending … (no spoilers)

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Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized


Finding Fizz

‘Why do I feel this way? If this is heaven – a feast laid out for a man with no sense of taste – I stagger to imagine a hell.’


In the late sixteenth century, Sam awakens in a divine land of inimitable beauty, where a unicorn grazes on the banks of a rainbow lake, but all he feels is emptiness. It is his own poetic vision of heaven, but the reality is hellish: his death, the day before his twentieth birthday, has separated him from the love of his life and his heart has left him. Consequently, he is condemned to spend all of eternity in this soulless place.


Sam’s meddling guardian angel, Athena, is desperate to atone for her role in his heavenly imprisonment and although she can’t send him back to his own life, she breaks all the rules by allowing him to be reincarnated again and again – as many times as it takes for him to find Fizz, the love of his life. Sam’s fate, however, was written by a higher power and death will continue to stalk him through every one of his incarnations. Only when he has solved the mystery of his original death and avoided the same fate in his new life can he and Fizz finally live in peace.


For 5 days this is free 🙂 enjoy

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Posted by on January 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


Happy new year

I would like to wish, old friends and new, a very happy new year.. Peace and love and life’s tranquility and fun all at your doorsteps. So in the true spirit of starting anew, a fresh…  I quote this poem…


To the New Year
With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself
to the hush of the morning
so this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible



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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Uncategorized