19 01, 2019

Thank you Paul Harris, Maria Jaschok, Sian Liwicki, Yangchin Li, Frank Sieren, Ray Foulk, Pete Hughes and the bloggers and the reviewers on Amazon and Goodreads!

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This is one of my favourite reviews of Brushstrokes in Time. I am fortunate that whoever reads my novel(including those named above)are impressed by its authenticity.They say they feel transported to the time and place when the courageous Stars artists

24 10, 2018

Disturbing news

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There is a chapter in Brushstrokes in Time set in 1990 in a so called ’Re-Education Centre’. My novel was published in 2016 so, in fairness, I added an authorial note I titled ‘The Changing Face of China.’ I wrote

17 09, 2018

Perceptions? Is racism white?

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The historian Margaret MacMillan in her thought provoking BBC Reith Lectures ‘The Mark of Cane’ tackles the subject of war in a manner that includes multiple different narratives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxgs0 In her fourth lecture ‘Managing the Unmanageable’ in which she talks

1 03, 2018

The Emperor has Returned!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-43361276 Oh dear the Emperor has returned ! I titled the epilogue of Brushstrokes in Time : The Changing Face of China.  ‘China has had a dynastic government for 2000 years. They may not like that description but the Chinese