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November 18, 2017, by David Clark

We live in an age of technological laziness now – fast receding are the everyday skills we needed to run our lives. As long as we still have nimble fingers, […]

Opinion: Modern-day slaves?

May 11, 2017, by David Clark

Britain is my native country. I was born and bred here, but I was living and working for some years in Bulgaria, my second home. My Bulgarian wife and ...

Essay: The peace of the village

November 6, 2013, by David Clark

It was hot, very hot. The forecast was for unbroken sunshine and temperatures in the mid-30s. It was weather for hiding from the sun, not indulging in ...

Letter to the Editor: Immigration

January 25, 2013, by David Clark

Dear Editor, I see that there is quite a furore about the rights of Bulgarian citizens to work in the U.K from January 2014. I think that the Bulgaria ...

  • Narrative: Snow in Sofia
    October 5, 2012, by David Clark

    The sky darkens, slowly at first, and then with growing impatience. The gathering gloom, envelopes the city. The pregnant clouds press down. At first it is thin and weak, but […]

  • Lost in Time – a Vidin village
    October 5, 2012, by David Clark

    As I settled myself comfortably on the low wooden bench, shaded from the burning sun by the tangled leaves of a gnarled old grapevine, my host, a welcoming villager who’d […]

  • a bunch of cherries
    The cherries were dark red and plump
    June 4, 2012, by David Clark

    The cherries were dark red and plump. They hung in large clusters, gleaming in the afternoon sun. Two tousle-headed boys, dressed in ragged, open-necked shirts and short trousers, stopped in […]