I returned recently from my second trip to Palestine when again I was struck by the complete disconnect between the perception of Palestinians in the western world and the actuality. I then got into a … [Read more...] about Palestine
Twice before I have been to Japan, and then I thought it the most alien country I had ever visited. It is eminently cultured and civilized but I could find little common ground with the people. We did … [Read more...] about Japan
My memoir An Accidental Bookseller has finally been published! On Monday we had a launch party at Foyles, attended by 170 people, a great mixture of family, friends and book-trade people (most of them … [Read more...] about Launch party at Foyles
I collected the first printed copy of my first book (note the optimism – having rekindled my enjoyment of writing there could be more!) a few days ago. I took a taxi from Milton Keynes station to … [Read more...] about My first real book!
This week there was a meeting of the International Council of Minority Rights Group, of which I am treasurer, coinciding with MRG’s Global Team Week. All 45 of the staff were there, although one from … [Read more...] about Minority Rights Group