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Oct022014

Das salzbefleckte Buch

It was thrilling to listen to three chapters of the Salt-Stained Book being read by translator Alistair Tarwid at the Flensburg Literary Festival. My German is not good but I was able to follow with a print-out in one hand and the English text in the other. Alistair chose chapter 9, 14 and 20 to convey the sailing atmosphere to this maritime audience and I have to say that the rhythym of his sentences worked really well -- especially when villainous Inspector Flint was on the scene. There may be a publisher interested. I hope they'll stick with Tarwid.