Queen Supayalat of Burma was said to have ordered the murder of more than 80 members of the royal family in order to ensure her position on the throne. The story of Queen Supayalat, which is more complicated than meets the eye, haunts Elizabeth Shick’s powerful debut novel, ‘The Golden Land’…
In this episode of Teenage Kids, podcaster Helen Wills of Actually Mummy talks to Toni Summers Hargis, author of How to Stand Up to Sexism. Toni is mother to a teenage girl who experiences the same sexism as Toni did as a teenager.
Check out Expat Bookshop manager Jack Scott’s interview with Nicola MacCameron on Mic and Pen. “Throughout human history, words of fiction have provided answers to age-old questions big and small. Fables, parables, myths, folklore or tall tales – passed down, written down and repurposed – nothing grips the imagination quite like a cracking story told… Read More Jack Scott on Mic and Pen
Here We Are authors, Paul Vanderbroeck and Jannie Aasted Skov-Hansen in conversation on SharetheLove “SharetheLove recently had the pleasure of talking to Paul Vanderbroeck and Jannie Aasted Skov-Hansen about their new book The International Career Couple Handbook. Reading the title alone, you will get a good sense of what the book is all about and it is a… Read More Here We Are in Conversation
Knowitall.ch interviews Paul Vanderbroeck, co-author of HERE WE ARE: The International Career Couple Handbook. Q: What is your favorite chapter/quote you wrote and why? A: It’s a quote from one of the successful ICC’s we interviewed, it’s about communication within the couple: “The foundation of our couple is so solid that we never need to… Read More The International Career Couple – Interview with Paul Vanderbroeck
Australian Louise Ross has lived abroad since the mid ‘80s and her current home is Portugal. Her book, Women Who Walk, shares interviews with 20 expatriate and immigrant women, about what led them to Portugal. The sequel, The Winding Road to Portugal shares interviews with 20 men. Read why Louise moved, what she has learnt through compiling these interviews… Read More Brightside Story Studio Interviews Author Louise Ross
Paul Vanderbroeck & Jannie Aasted Skov-Hansen are co-authors of HERE WE ARE: The International Career Couple Handbook. The book argues that the future of global careers requires a holistic strategic perspective to living and working internationally. Paul Vanderbroeck joined the Breakfast Show on WRS Radio to talk about the book and the research behind it. Listen… Read More The International Career Couple Handbook: an Interview with Paul Vanderbroeck
“I’m truly settled here and I’ve created a life that I’m very happy with. If anything I would like to ramp up my writing and communications, perhaps a book, but one thing leads to another and we don’t necessarily choose our itinerary through life. I just hope I’ll still be doing what I’m doing in… Read More Real-life Stories of Moving to Portugal
I recently had the good fortune to discover a new memoir by an ex-expat turned author, Margaret Davis Ghielmetti. From Chicago, her marriage to Patrick from Switzerland led her to live on several continents as a ‘trailing spouse’. So far not so unusual, right? (Not for followers of Expatbookshop.com anyway.) Only, Patrick works for the… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Brave(ish) a Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist by Margaret Davis Ghielmetti
Olga Mecking is an amazing example of an expat writer, who hit on a great idea and had publishers fighting over her book, Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing. She wrote it in a year, despite having three young children and it has now been translated into umpteen languages. Is she bionic? How… Read More In Conversation with Olga Mecking, Author of Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing
Louise Ross, author of The Winding Road to Portugal talks to Louise Wiles of Thriving Abroad about the rational for her book, how she approached gathering the stories and the themes that she drew from them.