A Valentine Memory

“Great! That’s it!” Nick Joaquin (aka Quijano de Manila), the Filipino National Artist for Literature clapped his hands. Under the light of the tiffany lamp his eyes sparkled. “That’s it!” he repeated as though we could all read his mind. “What? What’s it?” I asked. We were sitting around the centre table at Los Indios … Continue reading A Valentine Memory

#NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

Here is an article by Shakira Sison that is important for all young people to read so they know exactly what really happened under martial law, what the true cost of human suffering was. Maybe your families were the lucky ones. Maybe your families made money through the corruption of the Marcos regime. Maybe your family … Continue reading #NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

A DATE WITH THE POPE

Posted on January 22, 2010 by anywhereiwander Edit I have decided to reblog this as Philippine Esquire Magazine has published sections from it. Some people might want to read the full story as I wrote it at the time. Also, the fact that the current Pontiff, Pope Francis, is currently in the Philippines makes it … Continue reading A DATE WITH THE POPE

The Game Plays Out (Part 111)

As Murray had so rightly calculated, Khan called me the very next morning. “What happened to you yesterday, Miss Kennedy?” he asked abruptly. “I’m so sorry,” I replied. Despite my pounding heart, I was trying my best to sound convincing, “I really did have to get back to the newspaper urgently. I did warn you … Continue reading The Game Plays Out (Part 111)

LIFE AND DEATH IN ZADAR

By Caroline Kennedy 1993 Over the years friends have given up asking me what I am doing. Few of them are ever surprised any more. From journalist to radio producer, from traveller to film researcher, from actress to antique dealer, from jewellery designer to theatre director - at some time or another I have dabbled … Continue reading LIFE AND DEATH IN ZADAR

The Letter

The Letter There is a letter, quite a long one, in fact. Since I can't show it to you, I shall describe it. It is handwritten, in ballpoint pen, in sprawling, unfamiliar script, covering both sides of a sheet of graph paper, probably ripped from a child's exercise book. You can see it was written … Continue reading The Letter

How It All Began

It was in the attic of an old English farmhouse, on a lovely autumn evening in September 1984, that this book had its beginnings. Two years earlier Caroline Kennedy, doing some research for a television film, had arrived at this same house to interview the owner, Pelham Pound. As they talked she found out he … Continue reading How It All Began