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by Philip Spires




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Music reviews

El Gato con Botas by Xavier Montsalvatge

Cultured tangos - Joachin Palomares plays Astor Piazzolla

The Leningrad Symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano recital by Young Jong Lee

An Orchestral Concert in La Vila Joiosa

Berlin Mendelssohn Trio In Palau Altea

Amsterdam Percussion Group review



A Culture of Benidorm

A Memory of Kyoto

A Silk Road Trip, or I Gobbed in the Gobi, China, 1992

Up and Down in Toledo, Spain


Other pieces

An original piece, Jogging with Salad

Advice to aspiring writers

In Our Grasp - How The Internet And New Technology Will Democratise Publishing


Short stories

Strangers - set in Devon, England

Victims - set in Sri Lanka

Protesters - set in a political rally in London

Book reviews

Restless by William Boyd

On The Yankee Station by William Boyd

Arthur and George by Julian Barnes

Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

England England, Losing Nelson and a couple of trips to Chester

Saville by David Storey

A Million Would Be Nice by Ken Scott

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimananda Ngozi Adighie

Mukiwa by Peter Godwin

Sukarno, a political biography by J.D. Legge

Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester

A Debt To Pleasure by John Lanchester

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

After These Things by Jenny Diski

The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk

Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Black Girl In Search Of God by George Bernard Shaw

Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Double Vision by Pat Barker

The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Room At The Top by John Braine

Life At The Top by John Briane

Two Weeks Since My Last Confession by Kate Genovese

The Door by Magda Szabo

The Partnership by Barry Unsworth

A Ruby In Her Navel by Barry Unsworth

A Question Of Upbringing by Anthony Powell

Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Debt To Pleasure by John Lanchester

A Gun For Sale by Graham Greene

Stamboul Train by Graham Greene

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

Florence - A Portrait by Michael Levey

Emperor by Colin Thubron

The Heather Blazing by Colm Toibin

Unless by Carol Shields

Kingdom Come by J G Ballard

Double Vision by Pat Barker

Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge

Willie The Actor by David Barry

The Hired Man by Melvyn Bragg

Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

A Whistling Woman by A S Byatt

The Mission Song by John Le Carre

My Life As A Fake by Peter Carey

Disgrace by J M Coetzee

Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai

The Millstone by Margaret Drabble

The Waterfall by Margaret Drabble

Rufus And The Biggest Diamond In The World by Michael Elsmere

The Gathering by Anne Enright

Going Home by Doris Lessing

The Statement by Brian Moore

The Colonel's last Wicket by G V Rama Rao

July's People by Nadine Godimer

Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz

Midnight All Day by Hanif Kureishi

The Spanish Inquisition by Henry Kamen

Where We Once Belonged by Sia Figiel

The Way To Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa

Ashes To The Vistula by Bill Copeland

The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene

The Inheritance Of Loss by Kiran Desai

In Cold Bllod by Truman Capote

Towards Asmara by Thomas Keneally




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