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A Short Story by Jonathan Carter

  MANCINI IN CLUBLAND   The Marvellous Mancini stood waiting in the wings, cracking his knuckles and checking the tricks in his pockets. He was always nervous before going onstage, especially in small theatres like this one. Grim and grubby, … Continue reading

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Dom Casmurro

The classic of Brazilian literature. First published in 1899, Dom Casmurro is acknowledged as the finest achievement of the Brazilian novelist Machado de Assis and among the most important novels ever written in the Portuguese language. Bentinho, only child of … Continue reading

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The Death of Mr Punch

by Jonathan Carter Jonathan Carter’s first novel follows the exploits of George Pemberton, an elderly man with troubling memories, as he attempts to break out of Bayview care home, where his fellow inmates do nothing but irritate him.     … Continue reading

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from Madonna from Russia by Yuri Druzhnikov

CHAPTER ONE Pulling the auditorium door closed behind me, I went to the blackboard, wrote out the day’s topic and began speaking, when I noticed that this old man was once again sitting right in front of my lectern. Sprawled … Continue reading

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