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About loulouszal

Hi, I have always loved stories, from Dr Suess to Enid Blyton, to Roald Dahl, as a child and on to Jane Austen as a teen and adult. I love writing stories and poems too. I think writing and reading fantasy is a great way to travel, in your head and visit places you might never otherwise see. they can be as wonderful as you want to make them. I kept writing as a hobby all through my teen years and then as an adult, married with children ,I wrote stories for my family and read them out aloud as we traveled on long car trips in foreign countries. "The Diary of Arnmore" is one of these stories, followed closely by "Hungry Mr Croc." Two very different stories, aimed at completely different age groups, but both definately worth a read!

“BORN A CRIME” By Trevor Noah

I have just finished reading the autobiography of the well known South African comedian, Trevor Noah and I have to say it was hard to put down. Born to a black African mother and white Swiss father under the deplorable … Continue reading

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My latest podcast…

Please have a listen to this touchingly realistic telling of the life and trials of  young refugees coming to Australia. Posted on the Podcastle website and written by Thoriya Dyer, it is narrated in part by Nathalie Cerin and myself.. … Continue reading

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A New Podcast..

Hey, download and listen to the latest story I have read for the online site. “PODCASTLE.” Listen to Australian writer, Faith Mudge’s beautiful tale, “BLUEBLOOD”. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed narrating it.Just click on … Continue reading

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“BEING YOU IS ENOUGH’ by Josh Langley

I received a free copy of this colourful book from Big Sky Publishing, so thanks a lot. I immediately know I would keep it in the library in my classroom. It’s a great book to bring out and read to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: THE BEEKEEPER’S SECRET

Josephine Moon has cleverly written a timely story that complements the current media hype surrounding that most shocking of crimes; child molestation, concealed beneath the wings of the great Catholic Church, here in Australia.<br>She has added to this a sweet … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 350 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

I’ve just finished reading another of Sue Monk Kidd’s sublimely written novels; ‘The Invention of Wings.’ It wasn’t what I was expecting, for the simple fact that while I thought I was reading fiction, the story is based on fact. … Continue reading

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