Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Bookshops in London

A cyber-friend asked me earlier today, on Twitter, for recommendations of bookshops she could visit on her first trip to London. Answering that in Twitter’s 140 characters would have been … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ditching Amazon

Inspired by a recent feature from my old employers, Ethical Consumer magazine, I’ve finally taken down my Amazon affiliate links from this site. I should have done it years ago, … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Farewell 2011

2011 has been a year of considerable highs and lows on a personal front as well as on the world scale. We still, of course, don’t know where the Arab … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Andrew Bolt, Munther Fahmi

When I mentioned in an aside the other week that husband and I had been to Melbourne’s high court to see Andrew Bolt get a hiding, I hadn’t realised what … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bookshops, Palestine 'solidarity', Andrew Bolt in court

Being petty bourgeois liberals, husband and I went to a discussion about the future of bookshops at the Wheeler Centre this evening. It probably didn’t tell me much I didn’t … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

International Women's Day: 'Women in Print' at Readings

So, the draft Bradt Guide is done, we are in Melbourne, and we have somewhere to live for the next month (fingers crossed. We move in tomorrow. Please please please … Continue reading

March 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

Happiness is a good bookshop

I went to one of my favourite bookshops yesterday. I have various favourites around the world. One is the fabulous Shakespeare & Co in Paris. One was the late lamented … Continue reading

October 2, 2010 · Leave a comment
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