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Talk About The Passion

I know, I’ve been a bit quiet recently. Partly I’ve been recovering from (read: trying unsuccessfully to lose weight gained / liver damage sustained on) my book tour but I’ve also been cerebellum deep in research for what will hopefully

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Review: ‘The Mouse Deer Kingdom’ by Chiew-Siah Tei

Exile and Immigration The Mouse Deer Kingdom Chiew-Siah Tei Picador, RRP £8.99, 374pp Chiew-Siah Tei’s first novel, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes, followed the rise of Chai Mingzhi from small boy to learned Mandarin during the later Qing period (late

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Happy Hogmanay

End of the year, and all that. I have to say, 2013 has been fantastic. Vintage. Every year I write a list of all the things I want to achieve by the following December. Lose weight, study Japanese properly, things

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