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Published! In Was Gabo an Irishman?

Towards the end of last year I received an email with an invitation to submit a story for an anthology of essays by foreigners uncovering how the works of the great Maestro, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, had shaped their opinions of, or revealed to them, the real Colombia. 858 more words


Bloody inspiration?

So this is interesting. In the latest issue of BBC History magazine there’s an article on Colonel Thomas Blood, who tried to steal the Crown Jewels in 1671 but was pardoned by Charles II because he was more useful alive than hanged. 322 more words

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"Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1985) - book review

Found my review of this from way back when. ‘Stunning. Like tumbling into a bath of soapy suds or one of rose petals. Utterly magnificent. 525 more words


Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ★★★★

Recommended for:

  • Readers interested in dissecting the different notions of love in many, many different forms
  • Quite serious readers who won’t pass judgements on a surface level based on Florentino Ariza’s disconcerting behaviors – this book is about so much more than Florentino’s supposed “love” for Fermina…
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Exploring Gabriel García Márquez's Colombia

Take a Gabo tour of all the sights connected to Colombia’s complex hero with Emma Newbery

Colombia may claim Gabriel García Márquez as its greatest cultural export, but as the tourism industry cottons on to the idea that the writer may be something they can sell, Gabo makes a complex poster boy for the country. 1,542 more words

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