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Zoo Story: Elsa and the Springbok; a Writer’s Journey 4

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Taronga ZooWithout doubt, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is one of the most spectacular zoos in the world. Situated right on the harbour, it enjoys breathtaking views over the city, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.Because it’s only a short walk from our Sydney apartment to the zoo, I go there often either to write, or just to stroll through the beautiful grounds. As you can imagine, I have many friends I like to visit along the way… Here are a ... Read more →
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Zoo Magic; Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo

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Impressions of a stroll through Taronga Zoo with my camera. These spectacular exhibits are part of the Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo 2017 - Lights For The Wild exhibition.Come with me and enjoy! I will let the images do the talking ...  Read more →
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Science and Thriller in New Novel; Article in the Blue Mountains Gazette; 19 June, 2017

 19 June 2017Leura author Gabriel Farago has a most unusual foreword in his latest novel: it’s written by the director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.Gabriel Farago: His latest novel, The Hidden Genes of Professor K, has incorporated an expert input from the scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, where Farago is a board member.Farago has long served on the board of the Garvan so when he was contemplating his third novel he looked for – and ... Read more →
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The Key to the Attic; a Writer’s Journey 1

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I can still remember my tenth birthday most vividly. It was the day I was given the key to my grandfather’s attic. The key was certainly impressive; heavy, intricate and huge, like the key of a castle gate, I thought at the time. And in some ways it was just that. It opened the door to a magic world.The attic in my grandfather’s hunting lodge in Austria was a wonderland; especially for a young boy. Just to get to it ... Read more →
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Professor K and the Stolen Recipes of Suleiman; Journey of the Book” 3

This is a continuation of my blog of April 16 in which I told you about an extraordinary event that occurred in the Topkai Palace in Istanbul on 16 January 1595, the night the sultan, Murad III died. You will recall that this shocking event inspired me to write the book. Enjoy!II. Sunrise‘It’s done,’ said Gazanfer Ağa as the first rays of the morning sun banished the darkness, giving the still waters of the harbour below the palace a pinkish ... Read more →
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