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Hello, I’m Chris Calder. Thanks for dropping by; good to see you here!
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Twin mixed-race boys born in India are separated at birth
Growing Apart is about twin boys born in 1937 in India, of a clandestine relationship between an English civil servant and a vivacious Anglo-Indian woman. She dies in childbirth. One boy is adopted and raised in India. The other is taken by his natural father to England, where he enjoys a privileged middle-class English upbringing. The story builds to a climax when the twins finally meet in a scene where the life of one is in imminent danger.
Did you know?
There are human remains on the moon. The scientist who never got to the moon with NASA was Eugene Shoemaker, who tragically died in a car crash. But some of his remains, in the form of ashes, were taken to the moon on July 31st, 1999, on NASA's Luna 1 craft. They deliberately crashed it onto the surface, to honour Shoemaker.
In the UK, as in most of Europe, trust in politicians and the political system is steadily declining year after year. Political apathy among all age groups is high and protests are getting louder, more frequent and more violent. In the UK, many feel that they are not getting a fair deal and social mobility has stalled. The consequence of…[ Read More... ]
I was fortunate enough to be invited on to The Authors Show recently to discuss my novel, “My Brother’s Keeper”. You can listen to the full interview below. For interest, I have also included below a short piece I wrote about the book. Behind the novel “My Brother′s Keeper” Let’s get one thing straight: My Brother’s Keeper is…[ Read More... ]
Do you recognise this building? Hands up if you know that it’s the stunning Lake Palace (now a hotel) on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India. I took this photograph when visiting the area a few years ago. It was on my first trip back to India, the land of my birth, and to the state of Rajasthan. It was there,…[ Read More... ]