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Alexandria Stories: A Year Among the Apricots

What was Alexandria? The gem of the ancient world; the Hellenic ideal of scholarship; birthplace of Neo Platonism; home of the scribes of the Septuagint—the Greek translation of the Old Testament; scene of Cleopatra’s demise. Gobbledygook, in other words, to most young westerners. Alexandria Stories: A Year Among the Apricots Introduction Ah! [...]

2017-05-04T13:55:01+00:00 Categories: Mauscripts|

Indian Night, North American Review

On the night my brother returned from India, I was busy trying to lose my virginity. It was August, I think, and the day had been hot. In the warm light of the late afternoon, my father drove his Triumph station wagon to meet Totnes off the train from London. He had travelled non-stop [...]

2017-05-04T13:31:28+00:00 Categories: Fiction|

Night, the Desert and a Car

- Midwest Book Review says... "This annual collection of great stories from the road comes from various award-winning writers - including Solas Awards winners - and represents the best in travel literature writing, making it a powerful pick for any library strong in travel writing. The Best Travel Writing 2008: True Stories From Around the [...]

2017-05-03T20:01:37+00:00 Categories: Travel|

Crazy Diamond

The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on [...]

2017-05-03T17:41:37+00:00 Categories: Travel|