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    Paul M.M. Cooper πŸ“–πŸ“š
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Look at this incredible books section in an antiques shop near where I live... So many old books and magazines! Spent nearly 2 hours here.
Look at this incredible books section in an antiques shop near where I live... So many old books and magazines! Spent nearly 2 hours here.
Had a weird weekend in a castle up near the Scottish border...
Had a weird weekend in a castle up near the Scottish border...
Got predictably overexcited on a recent trip to the library...
Got predictably overexcited on a recent trip to the library...
Loved visiting Xania in Crete, home to all of these old Ottoman mosques. A really beautiful place!
Loved visiting Xania in Crete, home to all of these old Ottoman mosques. A really beautiful place!
Had an incredible weekend at the Green Man festival near Abergavenny, Wales!
Had an incredible weekend at the Green Man festival near Abergavenny, Wales!
Spent the weekend in Edinburgh at the Fringe festival. Maybe my favourite city in the UK - it's so beautiful!
Spent the weekend in Edinburgh at the Fringe festival. Maybe my favourite city in the UK - it's so beautiful!
This is just a boring post to point out that I am on Twitter too, and I'd love to see more of you over there. Drop a line and say hi!
This is just a boring post to point out that I am on Twitter too, and I'd love to see more of you over there. Drop a line and say hi!
Got this incredible-sounding book the other day. It's by an Iraqi novelist, just recently translated!
Got this incredible-sounding book the other day. It's by an Iraqi novelist, just recently translated!
This is me helping out (but not that effectively) at the daily task of splitting coconut husks near Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. There's basically a blunt axe head stuck in the ground, and you whack the coconuts down onto it to split them. You have to watch your hands! I didn't do too well at this and got demoted to scraping out the insides for pol sambol... This was the back garden area of the family I was staying with.
This is me helping out (but not that effectively) at the daily task of splitting coconut husks near Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. There's basically a blunt axe head stuck in the ground, and you whack the coconuts down onto it to split them. You have to watch your hands! I didn't do too well at this and got demoted to scraping out the insides for pol sambol... This was the back garden area of the family I was staying with.
Since it's apparently #worldlionday, here's a thematic book suggestion by @littlegreenlions! Amazing story set in Cape Town, South Africa.
Since it's apparently #worldlionday , here's a thematic book suggestion by @littlegreenlions! Amazing story set in Cape Town, South Africa.
I wanted to share this incredible street performance I saw at the top of Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. The man is singing about some of the hardships endured by everyday Iraqis. It was very moving.
I wanted to share this incredible street performance I saw at the top of Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. The man is singing about some of the hardships endured by everyday Iraqis. It was very moving.
So looking forward to diving into this. The God of Small Things really blew me away as a young writer! One of my favourite writers of all time.
So looking forward to diving into this. The God of Small Things really blew me away as a young writer! One of my favourite writers of all time.
Met some amazing people this year! Always sad to see everyone leave once summer ends. πŸ˜” But these will all go on to do great things! (Tag anyone I missed!)
Met some amazing people this year! Always sad to see everyone leave once summer ends. πŸ˜” But these will all go on to do great things! (Tag anyone I missed!)
I got to visit the incredible Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, the traditional home of the city's booksellers. The street runs for hundreds of metres, and it's like this all the way down! It was very busy, and all of Baghdad's writers and artists like to hang out in the Shahbander coffee house at the end of the street. I found some copies of books by my favourite iraqi author, Sinan Antoon, and an Arabic translation of the Gilgamesh Epic. 😍
I got to visit the incredible Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, the traditional home of the city's booksellers. The street runs for hundreds of metres, and it's like this all the way down! It was very busy, and all of Baghdad's writers and artists like to hang out in the Shahbander coffee house at the end of the street. I found some copies of books by my favourite iraqi author, Sinan Antoon, and an Arabic translation of the Gilgamesh Epic. 😍
Got to take a look around the Norwich Cathedral Library recently. Saw this ancient copy of the history of England, the same text that Shakespeare used to get inspiration for many of his plays, including Macbeth and King Lear. Love the illustrations and illuminations! 😍
Got to take a look around the Norwich Cathedral Library recently. Saw this ancient copy of the history of England, the same text that Shakespeare used to get inspiration for many of his plays, including Macbeth and King Lear. Love the illustrations and illuminations! 😍
Loved this River of Ink photo by @arwajalahma! Taken in my very own Norwich πŸ˜„
Loved this River of Ink photo by @arwajalahma! Taken in my very own Norwich πŸ˜„
Did a Booker shortlist grab today. Looking forward to this one, but it's a quite hefty 900 pages. Going to wait until I go away I think πŸ˜„
Did a Booker shortlist grab today. Looking forward to this one, but it's a quite hefty 900 pages. Going to wait until I go away I think πŸ˜„
Went swimming in the Norfolk countryside 😁
Went swimming in the Norfolk countryside 😁