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Peggy Farooqi
The Pegster reads … translates… writes
The Pegster reads … translates… writes

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Kindergarden East Germany
Today I have written a passage about my time in Kindergarden (or nursery school in England?) for my autobiographical book.  Almost every child in East Germany went to Kindergarden. It was cheap, and as almost every parent (dads and mums) worked, this system...

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Example Translation - Post Mortem Report
Please see below an extract from a post mortem report translation. Post mortem reports can be upsetting to read - please note Post Mortem examinations are vital for medical research and training, not only for doctors, but for everyone in the medical field a...

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Humour and Death
Humour and Death? Really? I've reading through an old 'Writer's Magazine' today (Issue February 2016) and found a few writing exercises on 'humour. One of the exercises suggests thinking of a certain topic (it lists: love, pets, parenting, death, illness, m...

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Review: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Title Tipping the Velvet Author Sarah Waters Publisher Virago Publication Date 1998 Pages 480 Genre historical romance Description (from Amazon) Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a gi...

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Review: Bad Billy by Jimmy Pudge
Title Bad Billy Author Jimmy Pudge Publisher Burning Man Productions Publication Date September 2011 Pages 64 Genre Horror, crime, psychological Synopsis Bad Billy has spent his entire life in Mama's basement. When the chains break free and he escapes into ...

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Review: The Talisman (Part 1) by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Title The Talisman (Part 1) Author Stephen King and Peter Straub Publisher Viking Publication Date November 1984 Pages 786 Genre Dark Fantasy Synopsis (from Amazon) In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the on...

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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter 7) by J K Rowling
.... Title Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter 7) Author J K Rowling Publisher Bloomsbury Children  Publication Date July 2007 Pages 640 Genre fantasy, children D escription (from Amazon) As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike an...

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Review: After you by James Farmer
..... Title After You Author James Farmer Publisher CreateSpace Publication Date August 2013 Pages 201 Genre Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Description (from Amazon) ‘The day we met. Our first kiss. Our first dance. The night we first made love. The first t...

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Review: Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King
  Title Nightmares and Dreamscapes Author Stephen King Publisher BCA Publication Date 1993 Pages 836 Genre Horror, short stories, paranormal De scription from Amazon The Stephen King Amusement Park – an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to he...

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Grey or Gray
What is the correct spelling? Grey or Gray? Do I have grey hair or gray hair?  (and no, it is completely irrelevant here what shade of grey/gray we are talking about!) First: both are correct, but gray is the American version whereas grey is British English...
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