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First Impressions: a Guest Blog by @edenbaylee

eden baylee Junying has graciously given me space to guest blog about my latest book, Stranger at Sunset. It’s my first mystery novel and a departure from a genre I’ve become known for—literary erotica. I’m thrilled to be here because … Continue reading

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Tracing the Footsteps of My Literary Hero #ThomasHardy Along The Rolling Dorset Hills

Beeny Cliff March 1870 – March 1913 O the opal and the sapphire of that wandering western sea, 
 And the woman riding high above with bright hair flapping free –
 The woman whom I loved so, and who loyally … Continue reading

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Bilingual #Readers: Do you Prefer to Read Books in English or in your Mother Tongue?

As a bilingual person myself, fully competent in my mother tongue Chinese and English as a foreign language, I am curious. Given the choice of reading in English and your own language, whatever that may be, which would you pick? … Continue reading

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Where Were You 25 Years Ago? #RememberTian’anmenSquare

Every year on the 4th of June, I remember. I remember, back in 1989, ten months after I arrived in the UK, a pro-democracy movement in China raged on a land I held dear even though I was thousands of … Continue reading

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