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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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Nursery Rhymes


Remember that a language is like music



In both language and music you must listen carefully for the rhythm and melody.

Music is a series of sounds and silences, yet we hear it as a continuous sound, each single sound resonating into the next. That is why it is difficult to understand a new language at first. As adults we learn individual words. Yet often, when a language is spoken freely, many of the words run together to make an incomprehensible single sound to the learner.

So, you must listen carefully for the notes within the melody. With time and patience, you will recognise them.