My Bones and My Flute—A Ghost Story in the Old-Fashioned Manner: Edgar Mittelholzer

Published by Peepal Tree “In this instant my trance of introspection vanished. I knew it was actually happening. I stood and listened. There could be no doubt. It had nothing of the imaginary about it. It was a flute, clear, leisurely, distant. A tuneless, wandering trickle of treble notes coming from out of the trees …

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The Best Books of 2022

Photo: Africa Studio via Shutterstock Another year has rolled around. I asked for your lists of the best books you have read in 2022, and as always, was overwhelmed by your response. There is something for everyone here. Fiction choices include novels about Argentina’s brutal dictatorship, India’s partition, unkept promises in South Africa, stories about …

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The Anthropocene Reviewed—Essays on a Human-Centred Planet: John Green

Review by Kristine GouldingPublished by Random House The Anthropocene—a term that I had to Google when first faced with it—is the current geological age in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. This book comprises a series of essays that reviews different parts of the human experience, on a five-star scale: …

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