All Quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Millsanother on my daughters Uni list which I fancy reading before she goes back (this Sunday)..
funny, unsettling, strange and mundane at the same time..
I dont think Im giving too much away to say that it starts with our hero about to embark on a trip to India, possibly on the Orient express, but he never actually leaves the area hes been camping in, the UK Lake District. The campsite owner asks him if hed like to do a paint job for him, and as hes not in a hurry he accepts. From then on he gets caught up in other jobs, and in the life of the village and never leaves.
Its very British, and its this Britishness, the protagaonists politeness - a fear of causing offence - that powers the plot. How can darts, real ale, malted milk biscuits, baked beans, green paint, a cardboard crown and a milk round be so sinister? How can dialogue centred around delivering groceries or sawing wood be so utterly disturbing? Mills manages to throw you off balance with the most banal sequence of events.
Why is this happening to me? asks Alan Magnus as he mourns deaths of wife and Dorraine Samuels
Without the tragedy and horrors of the Second World War in the late s, Radio Jamaica might not have existed today. RJR has been fortunate to have a determined cadre of media professionals who have remained steadfast over the years. It has been an amazing journey! There are not many institutions that can celebrate 65 years of solid performance. This celebration also offers us the opportunity to reminisce and reflect while we enjoy the living legacy. We have tried to touch on as many key points as possible in the knowledge that you will enjoy reading and celebrating with us the 65th birthday of RJR.
Andrea it gets better with every chapter. This has been my favorite so far, it stirred feelings of sadness and homesickness. It evoked so many memories of happier times and simpler life styles back in the days. I also felt your pain of having to see your father like that. Hats off to you girl. Very well written and you brought every thing to life.
However, she lost her battle with cancer this afternoon," said the media conglomerate. Samuels is a former longstanding anchor of TVJ's nightly news, a role she held up to January of this year. She was reportedly spotted by fellow veteran broadcaster Alan Magnus and asked to join the team. She would go on to create a decades-long relationship with Magnus on morning radio. Rest in peace.
Wednesday, March 27, Samuels, who was battling cancer, passed away at University Hospital of the West Indies. She was
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Thursday, March 28, Dear Editor, Apart from crime and violence, cancer is one of the biggest and leading causes of death in the world. Nobody can move it, shake it, or wipe it out — only God himself. We were not expecting our beloved Dorraine Samuels to leave us in ; so early, so young, and unexpectedly. This is one of the biggest shockers to us.