Ten Steps to Riches: A practical guide for new Canadians - Step Two, by Felicia Mihali   > read more...


Thursday 30 August 2012

Here are ten practical steps for newcomers to Canada who want to get rich. They will guide you from your arrival in this country until the end of your well-heeled life.

Step Two

Schooling

[See Step One: Arrival  Save Your Pennies here]

Gaudy is Good: Bath and Brighton Pier, part III, by Kenneth Radu   > read more...


Wednesday 29 August 2012

 

The carousel towards the latter end of the Brighton Pier, just before the roller coaster, is grotesquely beautiful, and enthrals the children and older bystanders for that reason. So vividly painted, the horses eerily distorted as they circle and bob, transfixed on a silvery pole to which half-terrified and half-delighted kids hang on and ride. Like all such carousels, this one unapologetically violates principles of aesthetic restraint, nightmarishly stunning as it spins to blaring music above the water.

Gaudy is Good: Bath and Brighton Pier, part II, by Kenneth Radu   > read more...


Saturday 25 August 2012


It’s absurd to compare the Pier, not to mention the giant Ferris wheel circling above the beach, to the gleaming perfection of the famous Assembly rooms in Bath, but absurdity is intrinsic to the Pier, so all comparisons are sublimely ludicrous.

Gaudy is Good: Bath and Brighton Pier, part I, by Kenneth Radu   > read more...


Wednesday 22 August 2012

Bath is beautiful in the way Brighton is not: sedate façades and iron palings, a vigorous river and splendid rooms, all contribute to a grand effect, the Bath manner, but one longs for the upstart and riotous, for colour.


Author Kenneth Radu on Brighton Pier

 

A Paris Salon   > read more...


Sunday 19 August 2012

The translation of this vivid scene is by Helen Constantine, but who wrote the original? 

Ten Steps to Riches: A practical guide for new Canadians - Step One, by Felicia Mihali   > read more...


Saturday 18 August 2012

Here are ten practical steps for newcomers to Canada who want to get rich. They will guide you from your arrival in this country until the end of your well-heeled life.

Step One

Arrival  Save your pennies

O Mordecai! thou shouldst be living at this hour, or, The Perils of Pauline, by Linda Leith   > read more...


Saturday 18 August 2012

The good news, such as it is, is that there are so few of us -- Jews, Moslems, Hindus, Anglos, and all the rest of us “others” -- in the Quebec public service that Madame Marois’s proposed Charter of Secularism would make little practical difference. 

The Goodtime Girl, by Tess Fragoulis   > read more...


Tuesday 7 August 2012

The sights and sounds of Smyrna, Piraeus and Athens are brought to life by Fragoulis’s finely crafted prose. The cast of characters – manghas, manghissas, and the girls in Kyria Effie’s brothel, are fully realized. The result is a novel which is as tough and intelligent as Kivelli herself.

Review by Margaret Goldik

Letter from San Francisco: The Espresso Book Machine, by Guy Tiphane   > read more...


Thursday 2 August 2012

Today it is possible to walk in the bookstore and ask for a book to be printed and bound as you wait. The machine is also a powerful tool for authors to create and sell books.

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