Foreign Flavours

One of my short creative non-fiction pieces, Arabian Nights, has been included in Foreign Flavours: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad, produced in 2011 by online writing group Writers Abroad.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Book Bus, a registered charity whose aim is to improve child literacy rates in Africa and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.

The theme of the anthology is food, drink from around the world. It’s a tantalising collection of fiction and non-fiction, full of spice and flavour, sprinkled with mouth-watering recipes. The wide-ranging, sometimes bittersweet, contributions show how adaptable an ex-pat has to be to leave familiar dishes behind and venture into the culinary unknown.

This is the second anthology published by Writers Abroad. All the contributors are, or have been, ex-pats living in places around the globe. Alexander McCall Smith, acclaimed author of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series and himself an ex-pat, has written the preface.

Foreign Flavours is available from Writers Abroad at