Monday, 27 January 2020

Review: The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures by Charlie English
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I found I didn't like the way this book was laid out - alternating chapters on the history with those on the story of the book smugglers, I suspect that was because I knew much of the history from reading done prior to visiting there in 2005. But for anyone not aware of this then it is a reasonable broad sweep intro to the "myth" of Timbuktu and European fascination and exploration to the fabled city.

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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Outfoxed by Sheila Ash - available to read online and to buy

My experimental piece “Outfoxed” has been published in the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of BetterThanStarbucks.
 Better Than Starbucks November 2019
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21st November 2017: The Today Programme . . . by Sheila Ash - available to read online and to buy

My experimental piece “21st November 2017: The Today Programme…” has been published in the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of BetterThanStarbucks. Better Than Starbucks November 2019

You can view my piece here  and buy the whole magazine as follows (pdf and ePUB versions are in my opinion very attractively priced)
  • PDF version is available here
  • ePUB ebook version is available here
  • Print edition, a 114-page perfect bound trade paperback book, is available here.
  • Premium Print version, larger and printed on heavier stock and 116 pages, available here
By buying, you can help this great Poetry magazine, run by volunteers without outside funding,  to flourish.