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De Pen van P. … Koning Winter

  Terwijl mijn dochter al dagen likkebaardend naar het weerbericht kijkt verschijnt er bij mij een frons. Die omschrijving voldoet bij lange na niet, het is meer een horizontale krater op m’n voorhoofd. Het perkament scheurt nog nét niet, je kent het wel. ‘Mam, het gaat sneeuwen én vriezen! Gaaf...

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MichielZiet … Iets kruimig

  Laatst liep ik gekapt en al in een supermarkt. Ik zal geen namen noemen, maar het begint met een A en eindigt met een H. Hoewel ik de meeste rariteiten op de wereldmenukaart eet, ben ik qua aardappels nog van de ouwerwetse stempel. In den Nederlandschen keuken, is de...

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Roger’s blog … READ THE BOOK, SAW THE FILM…THE FILM WAS BETTER…

  According to opinions, such a statement as this has only ever been made a handful of times.  I have certainly never heard it, and possibly never will.  Storytelling, in all its many forms, seems to require its own individual technique.  Whether it be a film script, a short story,...

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Roger’s blog … THE SUBURBS OF HELL

  The prompt for this particular article was conversation with a colleague in a restaurant in Lyon. She asked about my son, now eighteen years of age, who is in the process of interviews and selections for university. He has been accepted by four universities thus far, three of them...

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Roger’s blog … IN COLD BLOOD

  In mid-November, 1959, Truman Capote, renowned author of ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was struck by a newspaper article that appeared in the New York Times. Little more than a brief squib, it outlined the brutal shotgun-slaying of a farmer, his wife, and their two children....

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Roger’s blog … Book

  Here I find a friend who does not judge. Here I find a friend who regales and entertains, who educates, edifies, enlightens, amuses, horrifies, challenges, disturbs, comforts, consoles, identifies, relates and reasons. Here I find a friend who is there when I want them, also when I need them,...

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Roger’s blog … IN THESE TRYING TIMES…

  Here are some interesting industry statistics. I know these figures are a good few years old, but they still tell a fascinating story. 1. Of the 200,000 books published worldwide each year only 2% become bestsellers. 2. 84% of the bestsellers are published by the 5 largest New York...

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