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Death of Paul Arditti

Posted on January 26, 2014 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

In my chapter on my search for the most powerful politician in Alderney, I interview Paul Arditti, one of the most controversial and influential of contemporary Alderney politicians. I just heard that he died suddenly, age 64. I’m not sure where this l …

Read the chapter: The most powerful politician in Alderney

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

…and here’s the second chapter that I wrote for the book: on my quest to find the most powerful politician on Alderney: Alderney chapter pdf

Read the chapter: The Best Waterskier in Luxembourg

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

One of the consolations of my Unbound project not getting funded is that I can make the two chapters I wrote freely available. So here’s the first one, in which I tell the tale of the best waterskier in Luxembourg and the surprisingly fascinating story …

Whatever happened to The Best Waterskier in Luxembourg?

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

So whatever did happen to The Best Waterskier in Luxembourg? In 2011 and 2012 I worked with the crowd-funded publishing site Unbound on a book called The Best Waterskier in Luxembourg: Tales of Big Fish in Small Ponds. The idea was to choose – semi-ran …

My TEDx Krakow talk on ‘The Power of Small Worlds’

Posted on November 6, 2012 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

The talk I gave in September of this year at TEDx Krakow is now online. In it I talk about ‘The Power of Small Worlds’ and the pleasures of being a big fish in a small pond:  

The first review of The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg!

Posted on October 26, 2012 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

There’s a review of the first chapter of The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg in Souciant webzine – it’s a really nice one and I’m really chuffed. Read it here. …the sad truth is that most small ponds are also unnoticed ponds. It’s for that reason that …

Read all about the Best Water Skier in Luxembourg!

Posted on September 20, 2012 in Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

I’m pleased to announce that the first chapter of my book The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg: Tales of Big Fish in Small Ponds, has been published and is ready to download. It finally reveals the identity of the best waterskier himself and contains lot …

Interview on the Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

Posted on August 25, 2012 in Default, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

The lovely travel blogger Rachel Cotterill was kind enough to publish a short interview with me about my project The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg.

The pleasure and pain of crowd-funding

Posted on August 25, 2012 in Default, Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

I bared my soul in a modest way in an article for The Literary Platform about my experience of crowd-funding my book, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg, through the Unbound project. Here it is again: I’m stalled – there’s no other wo …

Why I want to visit Malta

Posted on July 26, 2012 in Default, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

This is the third in a series of posts explaining the background behind the choice of places I am aiming to visit on my travels for my project The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg: Tales of Big Fish in Small Ponds. The book is being crowd-funded via the …

Why I want to visit Iceland

Posted on July 20, 2012 in Default, Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

This is the second in a series of posts explaining the background behind the choice of places I am aiming to visit on my travels for my project The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg: Tales of Big Fish in Small Ponds. The book is being crowd-funded via the …

Why I want to visit Alderney

Posted on July 17, 2012 in Default, Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

This is the first in a series of posts explaining the background behind the choice of places I am aiming to visit on my travels for my project The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg: Tales of Big Fish in Small Ponds. The book is being crowd-funded via the …

The surprising rewards to connecting via The Listserve

Posted on July 10, 2012 in Default, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

A few weeks ago I signed up for The Listserve. It’s one of those ideas that are so simple you wonder why no one thought of it before. You sign up to the e-mail list (currently it has 20,000 subscribers and they are aiming for 1 million). Every day one …

The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg – The Next Phase

Posted on July 5, 2012 in Default, Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

So I’m pleased to announce that the next phase of the book I’m crowd-funding The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg: Tales of Big Fish in Small Ponds is now open for funding. The first chapter is virtually completed and those who funded it will get a copy …

Me talking about the Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Default, Home, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

I spoke at an Unbound Live! event a couple of weeks ago on my project The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg. The first chapter will be available very soon. Till then, my talk provides a good sneek preview:  

Who’s Afraid of Greater Luxembourg? – by Frank Jacobs (from the NY Times Opinionator Blog)

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Default, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

Borderlines explores the global map, one line at a time.Tags:European Union, Geography, Luxembourg (Geo);Luxembourg is about as cuddly as countries come: prosperous, picturesque and delightfully tiny. At 999 square miles, it is the smallest but one of …

Speaking on the Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

Posted on April 16, 2012 in Default, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

I’ll be talking about the Best Water Skier in Luxembourg at the Poltroon Literary Salon at the Betsy Trotwood in Clerkenwell on Tuesday 17 April 2012. Feel free to come along!

My travel feature on Luxembourg

Posted on April 9, 2012 in Default, The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

I had a travel feature on partying in Luxembourg published in the Guardian. View it here. The first chapter of my Best Water Skier in Luxembourg book should be published within the next month or so.