Author Archives: M J Dees

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David, Part One, and When The Well Runs Dry. He is currently editing the fourth and writing the fifth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of Living With Saci.

#127 Remembering Dunkirk

I wanted to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the evacuation at Dunkirk, so I thought I would share this short excerpt from my book, Fred & Leah, which is a fictionalised account of my grandfather’s experience in France – he … Continue reading

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#126 The economic impacts of Covid-19 in Brazil

As you should be able to see from the graph above, about 55 days into the pandemic here, Brazil has not yet managed to bend the curve and is now registering the second-highest official daily total of deaths in the … Continue reading

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# 125 The real losers of the Coronavirus are the usual suspects

Obviously, there are no real winners of the Coronavirus pandemic, unless you count supermarkets and Amazon who seem to be doing quite well at the moment. What I mean by my deliberately provocative title is that there are those who … Continue reading

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#124 Reading The Man in the High Castle

I thought you might be up to your ears in posts about Covid-19, so decided to post a book review this week rather than reporting on the debacle that is unfolding in Brasil. A friend of mine told me he … Continue reading

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#123 Celebrating Easter with Covid-19

When I say Easter, I obviously mean the holiday we are given in April which was the time, the venerable Bede observed, that the pagan Anglo Saxons held their feasts in honour of their goddess Ēostre. She is thought to … Continue reading

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#122 Living with lockdown

There has been so much going on that I probably shouldn’t have left it till the end of the second week confined to the flat before I started writing about the experience. The last two weeks I have spent working … Continue reading

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#121 The Handmade’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmade’s Tale was written in 1985 and I think I had seen some but not all of the 1990 film adaptation when it appeared on TV at some point but I had never read the book. The closest I … Continue reading

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