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Book Review: War and Turpentine – Stefan Hertmans ****

“Il ne se passe toujours rien au front belge.” Shortly before his death in 1981, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather gave him a couple of filled exercise books. Stories he’d heard as a child had led Hertmans to suspect that their contents might be disturbing, and for years he didn’t dare to open them. When he finally… Continue reading Book Review: War and Turpentine – Stefan Hertmans ****

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Blogmas Day 5: Dutch Children’s books

Tonight all the nice kids in Belgium and The Netherlands will get a visit from Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas) and Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). It's a tradition here, just like Santa Claus in the US (and all over the world). He rides his white horse over the rooftops and sends Pete down the chimneys (that's why… Continue reading Blogmas Day 5: Dutch Children’s books