Among the friends were Robert and Linda Yeatman, who owned and ran Colt Books, a small publishing company. They carried no fiction. Linda fell quiet when she heard what we were doing, and the next morning Robert was in our sitting room expostulating with us. Linda had hoped that if nobody else would publish my novel, she would have a chance to publish fiction. He pointed out that we didn't have a rep, an invoicing programme on our computers or a warehouse. How did we propose to sell our copies? He added that he didn't like to see his wife upset. … [Read more...] about Once upon a life: Jill Paton Walsh
Different ethnic groups on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are starting to lead a new life due to the anti-poverty campaign. New residences with local features rise from the ground, modern towns stand tall, flat and wide roads stretch far away, farmlands full of life buzz with activity of large machinery. … [Read more...] about Images: Life at Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
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The actress even touched upon how 'tough' motherhood is for those who jump the bandwagon later in life, "Having a family when you're young, it's like anything when you're young, you do it. When you're my age and you decide to do it, it's a real choice. You really have to work hard for it." … [Read more...] about Cameron Diaz touches on the ‘pressures’ of having kids in the ‘second half’ of life
“They say the life of a spare is very cruel. They start off as costars. I mean, your elder mothers or grandmothers will remember the little princesses, and Elizabeth and Margaret were treated and presented just the same. Two charming little girls, equal status,” he said. … [Read more...] about Would Prince Harry have left the royal life if he hadn’t met Meghan Markle?