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Books: Reminder: We’re one global family

By Eric Weiner / Special to the Washington Post Few things in life yield such a bountiful harvest of joy and heartache as family - and during the holiday season, relatives are at the forefront more than ever. Many authors have weighed in on the mixed bag that is...

A midwinter night’s tale

Outside my window, the sun has already set even if it is only 4 p.m. Darkness has crept in pre-emptively and wages war with New York City’s infinite light and dazzle. From some deep Arctic expanse, a chill descends with the frenzy of a conquering horde. Further north,...

A trip into other worlds

Andre Bagoo Vahni Capildeo Readers of Andre Bagoo’s third book, Pitch Lake, will find themselves enjoying an easy trip into the other worlds that good literature can offer. The settings appear recognisable: a coastline, a beach house, a bar, gaol, the movies, bed....

Amazon self publishing success stories

Kindle Success Stories: How Average People Like You Are Earning a Fortune Self-Publishing Kindle Ebooks (Kindle Bible Book 5) - Kindle edition by Tom Corson-Knowles. But Dawson's success isn't down to simply publishing his Success stories please, would love to hear...

Why punctuation is not just for pedants

Caroline Taggart, author of The Accidental Apostrophe, on why punctuation can be subtle, fun and A Good Thing! Emoticons and emojis? Why not? They’re the modern version of those whimsical illustrations medieval monks indulged in, adding a personal touch, even if it is...

Books Tell Tales, a Short Story

He took the short bus ride to her house. Rather, the bus didn't stop right outside, so he had to walk the rest of the way. He had to go up a hill to get there and it was a relief sometimes later in the evening to go downhill on the way back as it made for a pleasant...

What is a rhyme

Definition and a list of examples of rhyme. Rhyme is a popular literary device in which the repetition of the same sounds occurs in two or more words. These important Rhyme is the repetition of the final sound or sounds of a word. SOUND: Rhythm / Meter / Melody /...

Nuance, longing and poetic repartée

In tribute: (top) Poets Jeet Thayil, Karthika Naïr, Jane Bhandari, Ranjit Hoskote, Mustansir Dalvi and Menka Shivdasani read out Chandak Chattarji’s translations Six poets walked into a bookstore to read Bengali poetry. For most people, this is not a sentence that...

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