Tag Archives: Lloyd Lofthouse

My Favourite To-Do List – My Reading Pile

Ireland and Britain are celebrating World Book Day today. There’s few things I enjoy doing more than reading and I always have a pile of books waiting for me – I just need more hours in a day to get through them … Continue reading

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A Peek Into My Splendid Concubine

One of my favourite reads recently was My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse. It captured my imagination and aroused my curiosity about nineteenth century China. I knew little about the period before I began reading it so the novel both … Continue reading

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My Splendid Concubine – She’s Coming Here

I recently read My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse. Set in nineteenth century China, it’s a love story between Robert Hart, inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and his concubine, Ayaou. As I turned the pages I swiftly slipped into … Continue reading

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Best of Times, Worst of Times

Well, our writing group’s weekly assignment prompted me to reminisce about some of my most pleasant recent experiences – what an enjoyable way to pass the week…But now I’d better get down to business and get the assignment written…. Don’t … Continue reading

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Best of Times – Ready to Relax

When everything is caught up after a busy week, including any writing I’m working on, then I’m ready to relax at home. My two favourite activities are walking along forestry paths not far from my home, whiling away an hour or two before daylight fades then … Continue reading

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