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Uncle Dynamite PG Wodehouse
PG Wodehouse

“Uncle Dynamite” by PG Wodehouse

Uncle Dynamite, aka Uncle Fred is one of the finest comic creations of PG Wodehouse. Despite his age, he is a whirlwind of chaos in whose presence younger men feel terror at what he will do next. Read this book.

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Leigh Turner - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Diplomacy
Lessons in Diplomacy/The Hitchhiker's Guide to Diplomacy

Rezensionen: hallo Deutschsprachige Freunde!

Am 12. April erscheint auf Deutsch mein neues Buch “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Diplomacy – Wie Diplomatie die Welt Erklärt” (Czernin Verlag, Wien). Ich habe einen Vorschlag und eine Bitte.

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Ukraine fatigue: Ukrainian peasants from a war memorial in Kyiv
Russia/Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine War One Year On

The Russia-Ukraine war: one year on. Three lessons. 1. The war is not over. 2. The war is neo-colonialist. 3. Putin’s position is vulnerable. What you can do.

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Journalism

Komodo cruise – highs and lows

A Komodo cruise in the rainy season includes ecstatic highs as well as some pretty awful moments. Want a holiday you’ll never forget? This could be it.

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20th Century Books
Reviews

20th Century Books: top 100

20th Century Books – one for each year from 1900 to 1999 – which would you choose? How many have you read? And do you agree with the ratings?

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No bus on Highgate West Hill
Existential/women

Microcourtesies

Microcourtesies are a counterweight to microaggressions. They are easy and life-affirming. Let’s embrace them.

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Leigh Turner Leros
Existential/women

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr – the internet and your brain

Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows” explores why you should put your smartphone in another room and embrace a human being instead. You know this already. But “The Shallows” spells exactly how much harm the Internet is doing to us every minute of every day.

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Self-publish your paperback book
Writing tips

Self-publishing a paperback

Self-publishing a paperback is easy – but a bit more complicated than self-publishing an e-book. In particular the cover, manuscript and pricing need care. A step-by-step guide.

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Leigh Turner im Zentrum
Biography

What changes when you retire?

What changes when you retire? I finished as British ambassador to Vienna in September 2021, 42 years after starting work. What have I done since then?

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