…That the cover of the new E.L “50 Shades of Grey” James book is a blatant rip-off of my novel “Evil Eye”? I think my cover is prettier, though, and I bet my novel is much more interesting than hers as well! I wrote it based on my experiences living in misty Istanbul for a year. … More Has anyone else noticed….?
Do you have a son who used to be a lovely little child, but suddenly turned into a vile, stroppy teenager? In Brazil, that would get you worried that someone has cast the evil eye on him. Does your car or office equipment perplexingly need endless costly repairs? That would get an Indian sure the … More Ten ways to Protect against the Evil Eye – Would you dare try 9 or 10?
I recently visited Palermo’s Archaeological Museum (called “Antonino Salinas”). Most of it is closed for restoration, but there was still plenty to enjoy. I sat for ten minutes serenely enjoying the sound of the fountain before exploring the part of the museum still open. Can you guess what this is? It’s a Roman … More Baths and Curses in Palermo’s Archaeological Museum
The Turks say that Istanbul is like a prostitute – beautiful, but dangerous. I decided to portray the intensely stimulating mix of beauty and danger, which so characterises Istanbul, in my novel “Evil Eye.” The day-dreamy heroine, Celeste, is dragged into a mysterious adventure of threats, violence and narrow escapes which makes its way though … More Istanbul, the Prostitute City
I was collecting my son from school a few weeks ago and noticed two bags of salt lying on the ground, split open with salt scattered all over the place. “Oh dear, someone dropped a bit of their shopping,” I commented to a couple of mothers. “No, they didn’t,” said one of them. They laughed, … More How to Protect yourself against the Evil Eye