Book reviews

Ginny Philps Reviews The Emotionally Resilient Expat

“As with any food rich in nutrition, this book is best sampled regularly and digested slowly.” Douglas Ota ‘Expatland’, that vast unknown, often represents great opportunity tempered with challenge. In The Emotionally Resilient Expat, Linda combines deep research with professional insight and numerous and varied anecdotes, to demonstrate everyone has a baseline of emotional resilience. […]

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Kristin Duncombe Reviews Sunshine Soup by Jo Parfitt

Jo Parfitt has done it again. She has written a book both for and about expats, and the extraordinary ordinariness of their lives. Marital struggles, identity wobbles, the difficulties of and with children (including not being able to have them. All the stuff of life that affects people everywhere, even if they have lived in […]

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Chad Merchant reviews Bernard the Wombat

“With a memorable cast of characters that would give the undersea world of SpongeBob SquarePants a run for its money, author Judyth Gregory-Smith has created an engaging and entertaining children’s book set in the unique landscape of Australia. Endemic ‘Down Under’ species such as koalas, kangaroos and wombats are joined by dingoes, rabbits, and even […]

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Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs) really do face complex and debilitating issues – hundreds of TCKs were surveyed or interviewed for the book. As well as providing some valuable research material, the book gives a real sense of what TCKs actually feel: “My life […]

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Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

“Fans of What About Your Saucepans? – both book and blog – won’t be disappointed. The simple pleasures and irritations of life in the Dominican Republic and the tragedies and triumphs, both great and small, are described with the honesty and deadpan humour that Lindsay’s readers have come to know and love.” Illana Benady, co-author of Expat FAQs, […]

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