Book Review: De Telegraaf, Monday 2 May 2022

Book Review: De Telegraaf, Monday 2 May 2022

Intrigue Around An Ancient Map Book:  ‘De Graveur’. What: historical thriller. Who: Lisa Medved. Publisher: Horizon. This is a thriller with two stories set in different time periods. One takes place in Antwerp and London from 1621: the year in which the Twelve...
Narrative Distance

Narrative Distance

The first time I learned about narrative distance – also called psychic distance – I was attending a writers’ workshop in York. It was a light-bulb moment for me. Workshop teacher, author and freelance editor, Debi Alper, described narrative distance as the space...
Architectural Gems: Past and Present

Architectural Gems: Past and Present

…the tarnished nameplate fixed to the wall: Begijnhof Sint-Catharine. Passing a gatehouse, they emerge into a large courtyard. Brick buildings on all sides rise three-storeys high, each façade decorated with crow-stepped gables, typical of sixteenth-century houses of...
Book Signings in Belgium

Book Signings in Belgium

Nothing quite prepares an author for the thrill of walking into a bookshop for the first time and seeing their book – with its freshly designed cover and hundreds of pages filled with densely typed words – sitting on a shelf, offered for sale. A thrilling experience...

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