Feature in Tomorrow Magazine #Portugal #review #Shakespeare #new #release Dan Costinas, & M J Mallon #feature #books #poetry

I am delighted to announce that I have been featured in November issue of Portugal’s Tomorrow Magazine. Many thanks to Dan Costinas for interviewing me about my poetry prose memoir collection Do What You Love.

Do What You Love is a personal poetry collection celebrating how the fates may have a part in all that we do. With special poems and short reflective moments inspired by family, flowers and nature, love, scrumptious morsels, places I’ve visited, lived and intend to live in, the friendships and hopes I have for the future.

The overarching theme is to live a life well lived… And to do what you love.
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0BKLC9DYY/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/What-You-love-Fragility-Photography-ebook/dp/B0BKLC9DYY/

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/What-You-love-Fragility-Photography-ebook/dp/B0BKLC9DYY/

Here is the Tomorrow magazine link, I am on page 46, and Dan Costinas is on page 52.

Also Dan has released a book too… which is also featured in this issue.

More about that and a special giveaway for Dan’s book mentioned on Facebook, I’ve added the link below the review!

I’ve finished Dan Costinas’s new release ! The Last Folio.

My review:

One gets a sense of Dan Costinas’s great love of Shakespeare’s dramas, comedies and tragedies in this 400th anniversary work of essays to commemorate the publication of Shakespeare’s first folio.

Costinas reminises about his first introduction to Shakespeare:

“I clearly remember, like it happened yesterday, my first contact with the Plays: I was ten years old and I was completely captivated almost three hours watching Ariel, Ceres, Iris, Juno, Caliban, and their magical story on the stage.”

Costinas writes with flair, knowledge, humour, and enthusiasm bringing Shakespeare’s undoubted dramatic skill to the modern reader. So many Shakespearean topics are still pertinent today: fortune hunters, love, hatred, jealousy, seduction, the war of the sexes, adultery, absurd foolishness, mankind’s flaws, power, the common man, battles, court life, etc.

Costinas also discusses (within the Shakespearean context,) topics such as racism, homophobia, misogyny, and antisemitism and his opinion on how Shakespeare viewed women. A debate I found particularly interesting.

This book is for those who enjoy Shakespeare, literature, philosophical discussion and history. And it is evident, his intention to encourage Shakespeare to be read and enjoyed by future generations, with this easily understood insight into the bard and his remarkable works.

Highly recommended. Well done, Mr. Costinas. 5 stars




I believe that Dan is offering free deluxe hardcover copies for the first reviews, up to 50 free copies in total. More about this via this FB link which states:

The first 50 reviewers will be granted one deluxe-illustrated-signed hardcover copy of the book in the 26th of April 2024. See below for details of the giveaway as this is via Authors for Hispania, contact Dan Costinas for more information, via FB.

Giveaway: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7012396018786814/permalink/7722542564438819/?mibextid=oMANbw

If you are interested in all things Shakespeare, (in an accessible and entertaining way,) here is the link to buy a copy:

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  1. We share a jest for life, Marje! And how wonderful to be able to share it with others…You do it so well! Through your poetry and other writing, you reach other, like-minded people -no mean gift…so thank you. Congratulations on your present endevours. Cheers! xx

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