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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Depends where/how you define the cultural "start-point" of this collection. If you accept India, then Pancha means "five". He…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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Late Mailing from UK to US Winners

Why am I late sending out copies of •Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra• to US winners of my July 4th Giveaway for this title?

Quick answer: there were about seventy less copies in my London storage unit than I expected!

Solution: reprint the essay. Ha!

Slow answer: OK, so re-edit and publish an essay I wrote nine years ago (on the theory that I understand more now than I did then — and anyw Read more of this blog post »
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