Act 1, Scene 1

This is the opening scene in Madam, MBA.

(Revised 9 April 2015.)

Maria Russo hauled down the roller door, locked it, and passed the car keys to Gina.

“Hang on to these, you’ll need ‘em.”

“Not for long, I hope.”

Gina dropped the keys into her handbag and smoothed down her skirt. She hadn’t worn her navy blue business suit since she’d worked at the bank. Thankfully it still fitted after two years.

Her mother set off round the corner into Tolley Street and she started after […]

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What I’ve Read Recently

Here are many of the novels and short story collections I’ve read in the past year or so. I’m very selective about what I buy to read, which is why most of these have been given a good rating. If the rating is four or five stars, consider it worth reading, three so-so, and two or one steer well clear.

American Rust
Philipp Meyer 

And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini 

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa 

Christos Tsiolkas

Bitter Wash Road
Garry Disher

Burial Rites
Hannah Kent 

Delicate Truth, A
John […]

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