Reflections on some muslim writers…

Originally posted on Benjamuna's Blog:
In my part of the world, muslims are looked upon in a very one dimensional way. We associate muslims with women in burkas, the Koran, mosques, eid, fast, Ramadan. And…. terror. Does people from, say Pakistan, drink alcohol? do they read Shakespeare? do they have any sense of humour??…

Finding Colin Firth: A Novel, by Mia March – A Review

Originally posted on Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog:
From the desk of Christina Boyd: What Janeite would not stop dead in her tracks when she spies “Colin Firth” in the title of a book? Mia March’s latest offering Finding Colin Firth: A Novel certainly set off all my bells and whistles. The smolderingly sexy…

Seamus Heaney – Digging and Remembering…

Originally posted on Bookish Nature:
My grandfather cut more turf in a day Than any other man on Toner’s bog. Once I carried him milk in a bottle Corked sloppily with paper. He straightened up To drink it, then fell to right away Nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods Over his shoulder, going down and…

Althorp House

Originally posted on CHUBBY500:
Althorp House The Spencer Estate. The final resting place for Princess Diana. The very first place I asked my dear friends to take to me when I was planning my trip. After a 1.5 hours drive from central London to Northampton; we went from noisy busy world to quiet sunny luscious…