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Ann Patchett:’ If writers are to survive we must take responsibility for ourselves and our manufacture’

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th July 2017

The author explores buying her own bookstore, the bequest of divorce and referring to herself in the third person In the windowpane above Ann Patchetts desk is a small steel and enamel sign that reads: What good shall I do this day? This simple dictum is the engine of Patchetts world, both on the sheet […]

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What a society chooses to remember and forget: the conflict for New Zealand’s history | Vincent O’Malley

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th July 2017

Those who tell Maori to stop living in the past rarely relate the same reasoning to first world war commemorations. Is New Zealand mature enough to own its history? Early in 2014 groupings of school students from a small town in rural areas in New Zealand took a journey to some nearby historical sites. Navigated […]

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Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

Adams novel first published in 1972 becomes one of the bestselling children books of all time Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, has died aged 96. A statement on the books official website supposed: Richards much-loved family announce with sadness that their dear father-god, grandpa, and great-grandfather passed away quietly at 10 pm on […]

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Simply a Gallery of Kittens Mid-Pounce

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

Animal photographer Seth Casteel( featured previously) is back with his newest journal, POUNCE. Casteel collaborated with several swine shelters and salvage groups throughout the United State and Canada to develop his most recent work. All 80 cats featured in the book were available for adoption or lately rescued at the time he snapped the pictures. […]

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Top 10 pas in envision books

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th June 2017

Dads often get a raw deal in image volumes – often absent or else caricatured as the not-very-smart or the fix-it-all-with-my-toolbox papa. Here Sean Taylor picks the best well-rounded daddies in a selection of fabulous image volumes for papas day You get more mums than dads in visualize journals. Perhaps thats intelligible. Mums still tower […]

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Appear the scorch: why do we cherish chilli?

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th June 2017

Its not just about the aroma or even the sorenes. In this extract from his new volume, Bob Holmes discloses the pharmacology and psychology behind humanitys heat-seeking desire Ive been postponing. On my breakfast nook table I have lined up three hot pepper: one habanero, flame-orange and lantern-shaped; one skinny little Thai chicks gaze chilli; […]

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Is sugar the world’s most popular narcotic? | Gary Taubes

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th June 2017

The Long Read: It eases suffering, seems to be addictive and indicates every signaling of effecting long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good? Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with vigor and can be taken by lip. It doesnt have to be injected, inhaled, or snorted for […]

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Mush, mush, pulp! How husky race saved an writer and stimulated a memoir

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th June 2017

In a new book, Blair Braverman describes a life squander obsessed with the frozen north, and the sexual violence she encountered in that male-dominated world Blair Braverman was bear in California, but it wasnt long before life took her to icier climes. She first moved to Norway with her mothers when she was 10, and […]

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Hugo gives examine off rightwing asserts to celebrate diverse writers

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th June 2017

Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies groups to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as generators and names not in their safarus take top prizes The wins of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years alternatives signalling a reverberating overcome for the so-called Puppies campaigns to thwart […]

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‘ Fiction takes its day ‘: Arundhati Roy on why it took 20 times to write her second fiction

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd June 2017

The author of The God Of Small Things talks about political activism and why she absconded India to finish her new book When Arundhati Roy completed her new fiction, her first in 20 times, she told her literary agent, I dont crave all this auction and rudenes, you are familiar with. She missed interested publishers […]

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