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Judy Croome

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in Zvishavane, Zimbabwe




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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, poems and articles have appeared in various magazines, anthologies and newspapers, such as The Sunday Times, The Huffington Post (USA) and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Itch Magazine. In 2016, Judy was the poetry judge for the Writers2000 annual poetry competition.

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 "a stranger in a strange land" (2015); “The W

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Dancing in the Shadows of Love

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A Lamp at Midday

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Despite the medical tone, this book is accessible to the layman interested in improving digestive health. Offering good advice and excellent insight into the workings of the gut, this is worth the read. Quite fascinating to realise how much a toxic d ...more
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A gently written book with some good advice for caring for the terminally ill. Unfortunately, the strong Christian religious dogma was to the detriment of the overall good that this book could offer caregivers.
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I came across my old copies of John D MacDonald's laconic McGee when clearing out a dusty old box. First published in 1964 (53 years ago!) Travis McGee's third adventure is still rollicking good fun.

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A practical, funny and wise text from Swami Veda Bharati, whom I had the pleasure of meeting personally in 1999 when he attended the Council of World Religions in Cape Town. My yoga teacher here in Johannesburg, Glen Hudson, was a teacher of hatha yo ...more
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I bought this book because exploring what forgiveness means is a passion of mine. I'm left ambivalent - relating my trauma to her trauma seems petty, but a trauma that requires the sheer hard work of learning to forgive on a soul level takes many sha ...more
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Annie Colwater’s husband has just confessed that he’s in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is u..." Read more of this review »
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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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Christopher Foster Judy, Hi, thank you so much for reaching out. I'm delighted to be a friend. I couldn't help but notice you were born in Zimbabwe. When I was a young fellow of 18, living in London, and Zimbabwe was still known as Southern Rhodesia, I went out to SR to work as an editorial assistant on a business magazine in Salisbury, as it then was. Love and blessings to you.

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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