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If I had to pinpoint a single author from the catalogue of beloved writers to whom I owe my love of reading, without hesitation, I would choose the wonderful Eleanor Hibbert (1906-1993), the prolific English author who penned Gothic Romance novels under the pseudonym of Victoria Holt and whose books I had the pleasure of … More Home 2

I’m Back!

Hi Everyone! It feels so good to be back! Can’t believe it’s been four years since I last published something here and gosh hasn’t the world gone beyond bonkers ever since!  In my universe as a Venezuelan living in the United Kingdom, with a significant part of my close family living in the United States, … More I’m Back!


Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose has a very special place in my secret library of all-time favourite books. This library, which I carry in my heart -even though there is an exact replica in the shelves hanging in my living room- is a treasure that I guard dearly. Just like the main character … More Laughter

An idyllic melting pot

The colonisers that settled in Venezuela throughout the decades that followed the Spanish conquest were not the most illustrious of Europeans. In Spanish Crown imperial geopolitics, Venezuela played a minor role. High-flying politics was played at the Viceroyalties -provinces of the Spanish Empire- in Peru, New Granada (Colombia), Rio de la Plata (Argentina) and New … More An idyllic melting pot


  Perspective is an instrument of depth, and life without perspective is devoid of sense. Imagine one straight line on a white stretched canvas or a single crotchet floating on an empty stave. Imagine a world inhabited by manufactured humans all looking and thinking and feeling the same. No contrast. A single point of reference. Nothing to … More Perspective