Fiona Leonard

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Fiona Leonard

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As a teenager, Fiona took two career aptitude tests. The first said she was unemployable, the second returned only one result - coroner. She decided to ignore both (and give up taking aptitude tests) and instead became in turn, an Australian diplomat, foreign and trade policy consultant, freelance writer, theatre producer, blogger, home schooler and author (and sometimes several of these at once).

She has a gypsy soul that has carried her across twenty countries on four continents, including one year long adventure driving across the USA and Canada with her husband, daughter and the dog.

Her love of Africa was forged during a three year posting to Zimbabwe and six years living in Ghana. She now lives in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Average rating: 3.92 · 60 ratings · 23 reviews · 2 distinct works
The Chicken Thief

3.92 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Dancing With Zebras

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The Myth of Poverty Induced Happiness

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If you ever visit a developing country, may I humbly request that you do not return home and wax lyrical about the smiling happy people you met there. Do not exclaim about how much we have to learn from these people living a simple life.

Happiness is not a by-product of poverty. Happiness is a normal human emotion. People can be happy in all manner of difficult situations. People ca... Read more of this blog post »
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You have to hand it to Dan Brown. He has a formula and he sticks to it religiously (pun intended).

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“To the untrained ear, fear is in the sound of a footstep, the breaking of a branch, the heaving of a chest. But only a bad thief makes those sounds. To hear a practised thief you must listen for the sound of the blood in his veins as it carries to his extremities; the only sound that cannot be hidden.”
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“As long as you can keep it from your throat, having evil walking by your side has its benefits.”
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