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BOOK REVIEW: The Promise

The Promise Love and Loss in Modern China By Xue Xinran Translated by William Spence Out 7th February from I. B. Tauris ¬£17.99 hardback Knowing the dates of battles, rattling off royal lines of succession, and memorising the names of … Continue reading

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Tidy Minds

How do you soothe yourself? A drink? A pastry? A wank? I employ various techniques, including A Big Tidy. (A small tidy involves¬†cleaning and rearranging my ornaments into fetching “tablescapes”, a big tidy involves bin bags.) My flat has odd … Continue reading

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A Wiz of a Wizard if Ever There Was

  When a friend sent me the Wizard of Oz Trivia game as a gift (complete with collectible tin), my (now ex) husband pulled out the set of question cards and tested me. I got 99% of the answers right. … Continue reading

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