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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — It’s late September and I really should be back at school.

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The book’s finished! Losing the Plot, a novel by Richie Malone (as told to me) is with my editor, after a summer in Spain spent slaving over a hot, sweaty keyboard. If you want a taste of it, click here click … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — and now for a spot of travel writing

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Amigos, it’s been a long, long time since I last blogged, and here’s the reason for this: as many of you know, I… sorry — Richie, has been totally absolved in finishing the first draft of the new novel, LOSING THE … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — THE WILD AND WHACKY WORLD OF RICHIE MALONE

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TODAY’S BLOG IS WRITTEN BY MY GUEST WRITER, THE NOVELIST RICHIE MALONE. AMIGOS, RICHIE’S NEW BOOK “LOSING THE PLOT” WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE IN ALL GOOD BOOKSHOPS OR ON THE INTERWEB IN NOVEMBER. OVER TO YOU, RICHIE… Occasionally I … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — Ireland V Poland?

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Then I’m laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone… Going home… Where the Polish City winters aren’t bleeding me… Leading me… Going home… Yes, amigo, you’ve guessed it! It’s with something approaching euphoria that I write my … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — TEN REASONS WHY POLAND BEATS SPAIN AS A PLACE TO LIVE

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A couple of days ago I posted a picture on Facebook showing the weather in Marbella and the weather in Brzeg. If you didn’t catch it, it’s here. I added a comment to the post: ‘Lovely day here in Brzeg… … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — DINNER IN KATO-WHAT?

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I haven’t blogged for a bit and some of you will have been wondering if I’m still in Poland. Some of you, on the other hand, may very well have not. Well, I am, although not long after Christmas, I … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — CHRISTMAS, BLOODY CHRISTMAS

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We’re rocketing towards the middle of January now, but it would seem that the prospect of the Brzeg Christmas decorations coming down is as remote as finding a car park in the town that doesn’t resemble a bomb crater. And … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — IN BRZEG, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

It’s cold in Brzeg… bloody cold. And, this morning, for the first time since I settled in Poland, I find my normally sunny disposition tinted with an unaccustomed hue: I’m bored. So… I’m sitting in the Ambrozia bar/café amid the … Continue reading

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WONDER WHEEL — FILM CRITIQUE

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WONDER WHEEL, written and directed by Woody Allen, is the narrative of four characters whose lives intertwine in a flurry of frustration, danger and passion amid the hustle and bustle of summertime Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s. Ginny … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND

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I’m in Poland — Brzeg, to be precise. If you haven’t heard, I now have a fulltime job as the native speaking teacher for an English school called Progress; I’ve actually completed six weeks of an eight-month contract and I’m … Continue reading

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