Category Archives: Book Reviews & Excerpts

Should #Europe Close Its Doors to #Migrants?

Take a look at this week’s headlines and hot topics on Social Media, you will not fail to see migrants and immigration policies making huge waves across Europe. First, there was the Danish new law which will allow authorities to seize … Continue reading

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Becoming an #Interpreter in the UK, Land of Hope

It was a long story: how Dr Pearl Church, formerly known as Zhenzhu Zhang – her proper Chinese name prior to her marriage to Andrew Church – became a professional interpreter. How did it all begin? If her career could … Continue reading

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Memories of My First Trip to #Taiwan (1)

It’s been a dream come true for me to visit Taiwan. When I was a little girl, I often heard about Taiwan, from the radio and from newspapers. Taiwan, back then, was just a very vague idea, a little island … Continue reading

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Shuichi Yoshida’s Villain: #CrimeFiction at Its Best and a Kaleidoscope of Modern #Japanese Society

“Crimes as serious as murder should have strong emotions behind them.”  – George Orwell Crime fiction, especially the Nordic Noir type, has been my favourite genre of reading for a number of years. Every time I go to a book … Continue reading

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