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Trip to Iran to research book two – The Barnabas Legacy

My second novel is proving to be an even bigger challenge than the first  especially as I decided to set the story in Iran which is not the number one destination for  tourists.  Of course there is a lot of information and  photographs on the internet and many books about travelling in the country but that is no substitute for being there in the country and experiencing a place which nobody I knew Read more of this blog post »
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