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James Joyce

“Ulysses” by James Joyce

“Ulysses” by James Joyce: yes, it’s a masterpiece. Yes, you can read it. No, you don’t need to be afraid of it. Some lovely quotes show why not.

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Diplomacy and the media

Diplomacy and the media can have a rich, mutually beneficial relationship – but don’t always. Diplomats should build media skills, too.

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“Palladium” – free!

It’s time to sign up for a free advance copy of my Istanbul thriller “Palladium”. Publication of my Istanbul thriller Palladium by Immortal Works publishers

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Eternal Life by Leigh Turner
Eternal Life

ETERNAL LIFE: what you should do next

oughout history, humans fought to postpone death. Only in the twenty-first century did the marriage of big data and medicine turn immortality from a religious premise into a practical proposition.

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Eternal Life

How to do book readings

How to do book readings: it’s easier than you think! Check out examples of talks I gave in Salzburg and Graz in Austria, and elsewhere.

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Smirnoff I Used to be a very civil servant

How retirement feels

rement feels: writing full time may not be for everyone. But it can be a relief, as well as offering unexpected opportunities and challenges.

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The Nameless Ones

The Nameless Ones: the 19th in Irish author John Connolly’s Charlie “Bird” Parker series is a rich, rewarding read with a satisfying climax.

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Chernobyl fun fair

The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops, by E M Forster, is a brilliant analysis of how humankind is going wrong right now – and was written in 1909.

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