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Judy Croome

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Judy Croome lives and writes in Johannesburg, South Africa. Shortlisted in the African Writing Flash Fiction 2011 competition, Judy’s short stories and poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, such as the Huffington Post and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Itch Magazine.

A vegetarian, Judy loves her family, cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, cats, rainy days, ancient churches with their ancient graveyards, cats, meditation and solitude. Oh, and cats. Judy loves cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.)

Her books “The Weight of a Feather & Other Stories” (2013), “a Lamp at Midday” (2012) and “Dancing in the Shadows of Love” (2011) are available, and she is currently researching

Average rating: 3.85 · 276 ratings · 141 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Weight of a Feather and...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2013
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Dancing in the Shadows of Love
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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a Lamp at Midday
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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a stranger in a strange land
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2015
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The Fall: Tales from the Ap...
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Notes from Underground
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2011
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#NewsflashAztar Press is proud to announce the upcoming release of

"a stranger in a strange land"Judy Croome's latest volume of poetry.

Available from September 2015.

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My Afrikaans is rusty but I still enjoyed this volume of poetry. From the powerful "So is dit nou" with its melancholy undertone to the pragmatic acceptance of a life changed in an instant to the delightful poems to her grandchildren, the poet draws ...more
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The Hawk in the Rain by Ted Hughes
The Hawk in the Rain
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As a debut collection, and the first poems I've read written by Ted Hughes, my enjoyment of the poems was erratic. Some poems were brilliant as they stood ("Song"; "Incompatibilities"; "Law in the Country of Cats" and "The Martyrdom of Bishop Farrar" ...more
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
"I have read the book many years ago and watched the movie twice - also too long ago. I always wanted to read this book again. I was hoping to read it before 2014 was running out and now it happened. I dreaded the moment, but just had to do it.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
The story centers around the Buendí family, establishing the solitary town Macondo(losely based on the town, Aracataca, where the author grew up) in the swamps of Colombia, South America. It becomes the history of 100 years of change. The..." Read more of this review »
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A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor
A Prayer Journal
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A short book of which half is photocopies of O'Connor's journal. As a writer myself, and a person of deep faith in a Divine Being (whatever one wishes to call that Divinity), I was fascinated by her struggle to keep faith in God & herself, and by ...more
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A Matter of Arrogance and Apocalypses by Claire Robyns
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I've loved the whole DARK MATTERS series and found this final book A MATTER OF ARROGANCE & APOCALYPSES to be the best of the series. The author has a fantastic imagination, and the story is fast paced with barely a breath before the next adventur ...more
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“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”
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“People change and forget to tell each other.”
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Some moving and beautiful poems, some poems that I couldn't relate to, but overall a collection that is worth adding to my poetry shelf. Strong sense of the poet's complex personality & life experiences.
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“How easy it is to be bitter or angry; that's when you're at your weakest! But when you choose to be kind, to forget your hurt, that's when you find within the greatest strength of all.”
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“Today's news is tomorrow's history.”
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“I gasp my last sigh and realise how right Tree is: all is as it is, as it is meant to be.”
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Ugbomeh Thanks Judy, take care of yourself ok.......

Yvonne Hi Judy! Thanks for friending me!

Hammad Hammad Hello, Judy.
I've just watched Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown in South Africa. I have to say, South Africa is a very interesting country. It is a very good episode.

Hammad Hammad Hello, Judy.
Hello from Malaysia.

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Judy Croome All the best for 2012 to you and your family too, Georges!

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