Blogs in August 2022

What Happens in Dubai 12th August 2022

Everyone’s favourite Glaswegian girl is back! After having her heart well and truly broken, Zara Smith is more interested in fun than forever. But she’s starting to wonder if she’s slept with every (somewhat) eligible bachelor in Glasgow… and...

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Annie’s Autumn Escape 28th October 2021

Annie’s big birthday is looming. Sixty! She feels half that age, even if the mirror tells her otherwise. Hubby Keith promises her a birthday to remember, and doesn’t let her down, but packing his suitcase to shack up with...

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Diving for Pearls 17th March 2021

A young woman’s body floats in the Dubai marina. Her death alters the fates of six people, each one striving for a better life in an unforgiving city. A young Irish man comes to stay with his sister, keen...

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Temporary People 15th May 2020

In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the population. Brought in to construct the towering monuments to wealth that punctuate the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this labor force works without the rights...

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In a Fertile Desert 14th May 2020

This is a new collection of short fiction from the Arabian Gulf. Here, for the first time, is a volume of short stories from this commercially and culturally vital and vibrant center of the Arab world. Life before oil...

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