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Ramsay Wood

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Ramsay Wood was born in Texas in 1943 and as a kid lived in Belgium, Vietnam, the Philippines, Scotland and France.

He was a teenage apprentice in Saigon to the photographer Henri Huet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Huet). He ditched college in 1964 to study karate and photography with Robert E Fulton III (http://www.americabyair.com/abillionc...) before becoming a freelance photojournalist in Britain, East Africa, and Pakistan.

He was a founding member of the College of Storytellers in 1981. From 2006 to 2014 Ramsay taught literacy to lovely dyslexic, dysfibic (truthful) and dyskleptic children at Emerson House in London.

He lives in London with the illustrator and artist Gillian Whitworth and their sleeky tuxedo cat, Zeeba.

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Ramsay Wood Hey, thanks for your message and hospitality, Ms Maldonado! I recently read Miriam Franks "My Innocence Abroad" which describes her amazingly…moreHey, thanks for your message and hospitality, Ms Maldonado! I recently read Miriam Franks "My Innocence Abroad" which describes her amazingly colourful & culture-shocked 1940s childhood while she and her mother were on the run from the Nazis (Spain to France to Morocco to Mexico) surviving by the skin of their teeth:
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Her book describes a lot of Mexican street food and scenery which made my mouth water and imagination dazzle with delight.

Love, Hate (or couldn't care less about) ANY book you read, most writers alive today (I'm one of the rare exceptions, naturally) are MORE than grateful for your Honest + or - written reaction to their work on Goodreads and/or (its owner) Amazon.com.

Also it's no secret you can post your SAME review on BOTH sites! But, certainly, •only• if you find the time.

And — if you're multi-lingual and REALLY want to go to town — translate your English review into Spanish, then copy it into where this edition's main online Hispanic market probably hangs out:

amazon.es and amazon.com.mx

AUTHOR RANT SPOILER!
(NOT INTENDED FOR MY FRIEND MS MALDONADO)
Maybe one day more Goodreaders will realise that MOST modern publishers (bless their cotton socks and Pina Coladas!) have no longer got any time (i.e., money to pay staff) to do even the most rudimentary marketing.

Amazon itself is so mindlessly feeble at its own distribution rockface that it confuses a recent 2018 review of this 2017 Spanish edition (combined Vol #1 & Vol #2 prize) for a Vol #1 (only) edition published in 1999: https://www.amazon.es/Kalila-y-Dimna-...
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Ramsay Wood Thanks for your question.

Depends where/how you define the cultural "start-point" of this collection. If you accept India, then Pancha means "five".…more
Thanks for your question.

Depends where/how you define the cultural "start-point" of this collection. If you accept India, then Pancha means "five". Here's the long answer:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panchat...

If you're only tracking the Arabic classic, then you'll see under the above link's subtitle "Mid. Persian and Arabic versions" that Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ (a Persian convert) inserted a new one (making the total six), telling of Dimna's trial.

I wrote about this subject here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

which is also reprinted (with an extra afterword) in
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