Category Archives: Books

The Inseparability of Twins 

Twins are not that rare a phenomenon, with 8-16 pairs of twins per 1,000 pregnancies in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Of these, around a quarter are a subset called mirror twins. There is a simple Thai phrase … Continue reading

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If…

If you can hold your breath when all about Kids sneeze open-mouthed at you, If you can trust yourself when all students doubt you, But make sense of their doubting too; If you can wait for a word and not … Continue reading

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A twist

So my last post was an honest and dire account of How to Pitch an Article (if you never want to be published). Ouch. However, it’s a new day and I’m delighted to say that my post is now featured on … Continue reading

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All the Single Ladies…

I’m filling out a form, and one question asks for my marital status. I’ve been with Tom for almost a decade, but we’re not engaged, or married. So I tick ‘single’. It gets me thinking – why isn’t there isn’t an obvious in-between … Continue reading

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4 Dates for your Diary – September

Are these events that you’ll be popping in your diary? 1. Bath, UK Books and bonnets Why go? With her head newly pressed on the new edition ten pound notes, the Jane Austen Festival (13-21 September) will certainly be turning … Continue reading

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Never tease a monkey with a peanut

Unlike the playful Disney animation, in Rudyard Kipling’s novel The Jungle Book, Baloo the bear gravely warns the young Mowgli about monkeys and their status in the jungle: “Listen, man-cub,” said the Bear, and his voice rumbled like thunder on … Continue reading

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Speechless: The Little Mermaid losing her tongue

I recently got the urge for a Disney marathon and wanted to finally revive my favourite of them all, The Little Mermaid. My sister and I would watch it on VCR on repeat, rewinding back to the start in a … Continue reading

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