Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Mole Guide to Salamanca


 Just letting you know that my insider guide to the beautiful, ancient Spanish city of Salamanca is up on Third Year Abroad. I hope you enjoy my words and photos.

 Liz x

Monday, 26 October 2015

The Water Horse


 I'm very happy that my review of Holly Webb's Venetian fantasy novel The Water Horse has been published on Cuckoo Review. I hope you enjoy it.

 Liz x

YA books article in The Mancunion



 I'm pleased to announce that my piece on Young Adult novels has been published in The Mancunion, both in print and online! I hope you enjoy reading about this ever-evolving genre!

 Liz x

Sunday, 25 October 2015

MLF15: Care Santos


Mariana Casale O'Ryan and Care Santos. Photo: David Mclenachan
 I had a wonderful evening listening to Catalan writer Care Santos read from her book Desire for Chocolate at Instituto Cervantes as part of Manchester Literature Festival. My review of the event (I am a Digital Reporter for the Festival) is up on the Chapter and Verse blog.

 I hope you enjoy it! Warning: contains large amounts of chocolate!

 Liz x

Friday, 23 October 2015

Gabrielle Aplin

 Hi! Hope you're well.

Photo: abidainton @Flickr. From The Mancunion's website

 I'm happy to announce that my review of Gabrielle Aplin's gig at The Deaf Institute in Manchester has been published in The Mancunion!

 I hope you enjoy reading about this rising star.

 Liz x

Thursday, 22 October 2015

15,000 travel blog views!


 I was extremely pleased to notice that my travel blog has reached 15,000 views! As I've had it for only just over a year, I am very happy that it has reached so many people. I hope you have enjoyed sharing my adventures.

 Even though I am now back in the UK I have a few more posts about my time in Spain and France to publish on the blog so keep an eye on it!

 Thank you so much for your support.

 Liz x

Friday, 16 October 2015

MLF15: Kirmen Uribe and Jesús Carrasco


Jesús, Mariana - the hostess and translator - and Kirmen. Photo by Jon Parker Lee

 I'm very happy to be involved with Manchester Literature Festival for a third year. My first event was hearing Kirmen Uribe and Jesús Carrasco read at the Instituto Cervantes.

 Kirmen writes in Basque and Jesús in Castilian, so for me as a linguist it was a fascinating experience.

 I hope you enjoy my account of the event, which has been published on the Festival's Chapter and Verse blog.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Taking the plunge - from Wigan to Beijing


 I'm very happy that my article "Taking the plunge - from Wigan to Beijing", which tells of my sudden but wonderful trip to China, has been published by The Mancunion both in print and online. 

 I hope you enjoy learning about my rather surreal experience - you can find out more about it and see lots more photos on my Beijing blog.

 Thanks for reading.

 Liz x

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Visual Verse - Heights

 Good afternoon.


 I'm happy to tell you that my story "Heights" has been published in Visual Verse. I hope you enjoy it; if you want to know more about the Clerecía in Salamanca feel free to check out the blog post of my visit.

 Liz x

Friday, 2 October 2015