Monthly Archives: April 2013

Belated Musings on the London Book Fair 2013

I am briefly surfacing for air between the big commercial project I sent off to the client today and another one I’m starting for another client tomorrow (feast and famine, y’know) and trying to put down some of the ideas … Continue reading

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The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke

I have been sadly neglecting the blog for the last little while due to an overload of work, but am slowly emerging and hoping to start getting back on top of things again now. Knowing that I had a two-hour … Continue reading

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Mother Departs

Mother Departs by Tadeusz Różewicz and translated by Barbara Bogoczek was kindly sent to me for review by the lovely people at Stork Press. Described as “a unique mix of prose and poetry” and “a profoundly moving exploration of the … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head – Q&A with Daniel Hahn

At the end of the village, behind a green door, lived happy Miss Jolly, with Melvin, her boar. “What makes her so happy? We really must learn! “Cried her neighbours, Miss Whimper, Miss Grouch and Miss Stern. “It’s awful being … Continue reading

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Mr Popper’s Penguins

We spent the first week of the Easter holidays with my parents, where the boys have fun rediscovering books and toys that my brother and I grew up with. One of the books there is Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard … Continue reading

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Excitements and Excess in Translation

The end is finally in sight with the project I’ve been working on for some time now. My translation of Excess by Mathias Frey – a political/conspiracy thriller, if you were wondering –  is nearly finished. There’s lots of excitement, … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Another of fils cadet‘s Christmas presents, this has been slightly neglected in favour of other things. Still, we found it the other day and have been reading it quite a lot recently. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi … Continue reading

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