Friendship

The narrative of my book is about expat friendships in Romania. The importance of friends is glaringly apparent in an expatriate situation.  All manner of different people are thrown together in a cultural pot, stirred and shaken, heated up under pressure, then presented on a plate as a beautiful and life-giving friendship.  In fact, inContinue reading “Friendship”

Saving Miss Molly

The first man told me he could see nothing wrong. “But bring her back in four hours and we’ll have another look.” The next woman said it was usually nothing but we’ll do the standard blood tests and xray. The next man, an hour’s drive away, said we’re going to operate. Now. They said toContinue reading “Saving Miss Molly”

Main character: Glorious in leopardprint

I found myself buying all sorts of patterned clothes with the gift vouchers I received for my 41st birthday the other day. And I thought, Is a shell suit coming next? “Stand back and look at your characters.” This advice, received in a writing course in the lead up to this birthday, rang in myContinue reading “Main character: Glorious in leopardprint”