Underrated, ignored, forgotten: Writers you should read but probably haven’t

by Cathy Chua A while ago findingtimetowrite wrote a post about underrated writers as she saw them. She started off with Patricia Highsmith and I must agree, she is vastly underrated. I don’t know that it’s gender related so much as because she writes ‘crime’ which has for so long been judged as ‘genre’. Designation as denigration.…

The story of a flea market purchase

by Cathy Chua In that famous speech where Leonard Cohen told us  ‘…never to lament casually’, he continued ‘And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty.’ When I’m in Geneva I often go to the large flea…