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Self-portrait caricature of Andrew Birch

Take Five – Andrew Birch, cartoonist

Andrew Birch tells about his idyllic Mediterranean existence of sun, figs and geckos as an expat cartoonist in Spain.

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Grave of Chris Green on Gozo

Burial in Malta

"Although there is obviously a lot to do, and it may seem daunting at first particularly at what may well be the most difficult time in your life, I have to say that I found the whole thing relatively painless and everyone I dealt with was both sympathetic and helpful." Following the sad death of the BE Malta Forum's much-missed stalwart Chris Green earlier this year, his partner DavidH has very kindly shared his experience of dealing with the practical arrangements.

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"Providentia" fountain in Vienna by Georg Raphael Donner

Providence

The "Providentia" fountain in Vienna's Neuer Markt square, sculpted by Georg Raphael Donner.

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Alex Shaw, author

Expat Interview – Alex Shaw

Part One of BE's interview with British author Alex Shaw, in which he talks about the upheavals of starting expat life in the early Nineties, the beauties of Ukraine, and the shrinking world we now live in.

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"Hetman" by Alex Shaw

Expat Interview – Alex Shaw (Part 2)

In Part Two of our interview with Alex Shaw, he talks about writing—the differences between the UK, US and European markets, how online publishing has changed the landscape for authors, and the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing contracts.

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