Monthly Archives: January 2010

Of Love and Shadows – Isabel Allende


“I want to go to hell in red socks!”

“In the morning light, Francisco focused on Irene as she was talking with the family, to capture her unawares because she did not like to pose for the camera. Photographs deceive time, she said, freezing it on a peace of cardboard where the soul is silent.”

“Forget your prayers, Hilda, and devote yourself to voodoo -it has a more scientific basis.”

“He did not wish to become involved in an earthshaking relationship with a woman from the other side of the fence.”

“An air of hopelessness pervaded the building, and all who worked there were contaminated by indifference, their capacity for compassion drained.”

“She was wearing a dressing gown and satin slippers because she lived her life on Paris time -a difference of several hours and two seasons.”


Betrayed – Latifa Ali with Richard Shears


“If looks could kill, the scowl on my grandmother’s face would have sent me to an early grave.”

“This culture was so barbaric. But how was it ever to change when every time a woman dared to answer back or try to escape she was severely punished or killed?”