Category Archives: Books and Travel

10 books to read about Peru

Here is a personal whistle stop tour of some books I read about Peru which helped me understand that vast and complex country a little better: Andes by Michael Jacobs is travel writing at its very best. The book describes … Continue reading

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At Night We Walk in Circles- Daniel Alarcon

This latest novel by Daniel Alarcón brings another dimension to the portrayal of contemporary Peru seen in his brilliant short story collection ‘War by Candlelight’ : the villages of the Andes where ‘the thin air is magical’ and ‘everything is a … Continue reading

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Summer reading, summer loving?

The annual mid July Guardian article on the summer reading choices of the great and good literati provoked the usual mixture of interest, awe, and even disbelief chez moi and friends. How were they going to find time on holiday … Continue reading

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Reading in Cambodia

Reading some background to the country seemed essential when planning a trip to Cambodia this January 2014 because of the devastation suffered by the country during the Pol Pot Regime in the 1970s, from which it is still recovering. However, … Continue reading

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