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About susancarey

Writer and teacher living in Amsterdam. Trying to be mindful and occasionally succeeding!

Writers Abroad magazine offers a chance to win 15 euros of Amazon gift vouchers!

We are delighted to publish our sixth issue of Writers Abroad magazine, The Third Space, which includes an interview with renowned author, Peter May.  I have contributed an article about Anne Frank and also a review of psychological thriller, The … Continue reading

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A Week of Horse-Riding and Writing in the Alpujarra, Spain

Just a short blog for you today as I’m lucky enough to be spending a few glorious days with fellow Writers Abroad member, Nicola, aka author, Nina Croft. Nicola and her husband Rob live in Southern Spain, in the Alpujarra … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction

My piece in Ad Hoc Fiction this week. If you would like to vote for it, please click on the link and leaf through till you find it. The voting closes on Wed 19th April. Thanks 🙂

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Five Fascinating Facts about Black Beauty

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
Fun facts about Black Beauty and the novel’s author, Anna Sewell 1. Anna Sewell’s novel Black Beauty is one of the biggest-selling novels of all time. Published in 1877, Black Beauty was a huge publishing success story from…

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An Ode to the Wilderness

One of my local parks is the Westerpark and on my frequent cycle rides through it, I couldn’t help noticing a rather large and imposing sculpture. So last week I got off my trusty iron steed and took a few … Continue reading

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A Short Analysis of William Blake’s â€˜Spring’

A summary of a fine Blake poem ‘Spring’ is not one of William Blake’s most famous poems. The poem was first published in Blake’s 1789 collection Songs of Innocence. It’s a glorious celebration of t… Source: A Short Analysis of … Continue reading

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Inside the Lantern #villaaugustus

Dordrecht is around an hour’s drive from Amsterdam and there is plenty to see for culture vultures in terms of museums, theatres, restaurants, cafés and independent shops. Its jewel in the crown is Hotel and Restaurant Villa Augustus, a former … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Hunt Meet in Ross-on-Wye

Rather than traipsing to the shops and elbowing my way through harassed shoppers to buy a lot of stuff I don’t need this Boxing Day, I went to the traditional hunt meet of the Ross Harriers in my old stomping ground, Ross-on-Wye. … Continue reading

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Cycle trip from Muiden Castle to Nescio Bridge

I recently became the proud and happy owner of an e-bike. I was against the idea originally, seeing it as the first step towards physical decreptitude, but now that winter is here and voracious head winds come at you without … Continue reading

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Writers Abroad 5th Magazine is here!

I am delighted to provide you with the link to the fifth issue of our magazine packed with articles, stories, poems, writing tips, recipes, author interviews and photos by expat writers. Do you want to learn to swear like a … Continue reading

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