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The first Bulgarian novel to win the International Booker Prize,

A nostalgic satire about Alzheimer’s disease, written by Bulgarian writer, poet and playwright, Georgi Gospodinov, first Bulgarian novel to win the International Booker Prize

Writers and a particular fad at a certain time

Depending on the author, a certain spelling, but also the choice of words will take place. In this, one should leave the author free and not impose any restrictions on him or start ‘correcting’ or ‘adapting’ his texts after his death to the vocabulary of the day.

The Telegraph Frontpage of Monday April 10

GP surgeries are suspending routine appointments for up to a week as they try to deal with the “most disruptive” NHS strike ever by junior doctors. Plus: Your complete guide to the Coronation. Headlines: This morning’s essential news GPs | Routine services scrapped to cope with junior doctors’ strike SNP | ‘Raging’ Sturgeon ‘told membersContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage of Monday April 10”

Our woke culture and the censor’s red pen

Writers are no safer dead than alive from the censor’s red pen Playwrights like Martin McDonagh are right to be concerned, but we have never respected the wishes of dead authors It says it all about creeping censorship that the genius playwright, Martin McDonagh, is having problems with theatres refusing to do his plays “becauseContinue reading “Our woke culture and the censor’s red pen”

Rai al-Youm: Raisi to Riyadh

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Abdel Bari Atwan. The Iranian-Saudi reconciliation is proceeding apace — but the US could still try to sink it The Saudi-Iranian entente launched by the signing of last week’s Chinese-sponsored bilateral agreements quickly moved towards the full normalisation of relations and ‘zeroing’ of all problems between the two…

The Telegraph Frontpage of Thursday 2023 March 09

By Matthew Robinson The Telegraph’s exclusive investigation, The Lockdown Files, exposes that Matt Hancock was advised to steer clear of Wuhan lab leak comments in his Covid memoirs by the Cabinet Office. And we reveal that Boris Johnson privately warned Dominic Raab about his conduct. By Sam Hall Good evening. The Government has announced thatContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage of Thursday 2023 March 09”

Unwritten Rules

Originally posted on Post Grad Stress Disorder:
A reader asked… Would you say that there are unwritten rules of the work place? If so, what are they? I definitely think there are some unwritten and unspoken rules in the workplace. Just like life. For me, I file these rules under the category of “tact.” Before…

Not liked or Hated Questions

When asking around what people do not like to be presented as questions, we can hear a plenty fold of answers. The most unwanted questions are about very personal questions, such as age, partnership, when to have children, but also politics, which party one is for or who to vote for. Further inappropriate is the question about how much one earns and sometimes anyway if one wants to know more about what someone does for a living.

The Telegraph Frontpage 2023 February 20

By Sam Hall Police searching for Nicola Bulley have recovered a body less than a mile away from where she disappeared, as officers face growing questions over their investigation. In this newsletter, we also have reaction to the Baftas, after a big night for All Quiet on the Western Front. Body found in search forContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage 2023 February 20”