Linger - Extract from
'Winter in Johannesburg'
My dad is one of the lucky ones. His voice merges alongside mine like beautiful scraps of material. This is a story about a man but not about any man. It is a story about my father.
A Bagatelle of Maladies
Allen P Cook
It was not that he simply missed her. She was right in front of him. He felt diminished. It was as if he suddenly wanted to go out to Burger King for a 2 for $4 breakfast and the seat next to him was empty.
There’s really no way to prepare for the death of a parent. When it happens, it happens when you least expect it. When it happens, you grieve, but you feel relieved. Guilty, but relieved.
A Beautiful Girl
Esteban the artist came from Santiago de Cuba. He was a painter and painted anything that paid. Nobody knew what he liked to paint because he was such a liar ...
Girl with Cat (Blue)
by Sam Hawksmoor
* Shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award 2018 - Allen Cook review
London doesn't exist. Has never existed. All those who say it does are liars!
The Honest Politician
Jude C Perera
Banu winced, embarrassment could also cause tangible pain. His young protégé was digging her grave quite busily. She had obviously taken his advice from one ear and had spat it out from the other
Life begins somewhere between the fish and the stars - The girl who fled the fire. The boy who crashed the car, and Anya, the girl who could read objects ...
The Road to Unfreedom
by Timothy Snyder
The role of Russia now is to create anarchy, lawlessness, create doubt where there is none, and undermine credibility
How Democracies Die
By Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
Stevellie Wheeler review
Can the US, our big brother, really be sliding from democracy to authoritarianism to dictatorship?
Fire and Fury
Inside the White House
by Michael Wolff
Sam North review
you will reel with horror at the paucity of intelligence in American Governance and if you ever thought ‘The Donald’ or Steve Bannon deserved any sympathy – think again. This is all very frightening stuff.