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In praise of ABE Books

In which the arrival of a parcel from ABE Books (and a secondhand bookshop in Gothenburg) makes me happy for hours and breaks a writer’s block I’d run into.

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10 Things Out of Africa

A ridiculously long description of 10 items I think the world has got Out of Africa – a response to a dismal, poor article in the Guardian from last week.

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From summer to autumn

The move back to Brussels from Gothenburg which took place at the end of August was very much like a move from summer to autumn. The days down here in Europe are noticeably and increasingly shorter, the temperature is cooler and there’s more rain in the air. Now, to be sure, we had remarkably good … More…