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A British artist/illustrator living in China.

My Goodreads ratings are purely based on a book's entertainment value, not literary merit (so pot boilers often get more stars than worthy tomes).

Ratings:
* I'll never get these hours of my life back. Not necessarily badly written, but really, really irritating.
** Not the worst way to spend the day, but not something I enjoyed.
*** Good, but I wouldn't recommend it particularly.
**** Great: Read this!
***** Amazing. A book I'll read over and over, but usually for personal reasons so probably not worth you picking up.





This map is given to guests at both the Shangri-La and Lijiang Banyan Tree hotels, it details sites of interest in the wider area. The border has the place names of the local area in the script of the local language – so Chinese, Tibetan and Nakhi, as well as Lisu and Yi.




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“There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money, either.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
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The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
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“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
Elmore Leonard

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