Marlene Hauser


Bright fish and a turtle in the Maldives sea

On Summer Time

Hi Everyone, June? How can it be? I was trying to hold back April and then May rolled in, and of course the garden? Well, that just keeps rolling right along, regardless. Yes, it is bursting with all things green and a variety of roses (some unknown to me), as well as free-seeded flowers in […]

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Abstract image of a wave

A Becalmed Act II

Hi Everyone, Doldrums. I’ve always liked that word. It felt to me like a special, maybe even mythical place, and apparently to some degree it is. Doldrums is a nautical term that refers to the belt around the Earth near the equator where sailing ships sometimes get caught on windless waters. It is today more

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Thorn branch with a drop of water

The Madness of War

Hi Everyone, Over twenty years ago, I adapted the Estonian novel The Czar’s Madman for the screen. That particular adaptation, sadly, has never been produced, despite my being told by the author’s then agent that it was his favourite adaptation. As I see the tragic events continue to unfold in Ukraine, I am even more convinced of

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Georgian lady in print

The Fair Incognito, an extract

Hi Everyone, Since you asked, here’s the opening (Chapter 1, page 1) of The Fair Incognito, my new novel now in progress. I hope you enjoy. ❤ “Maman, where are we?”     “In the pages of a rich and splendid book.”     “I’m hungry.”     “Of course you are.”     “There’s only bread.”     “And cheese?”     “I could shoot something.”     “You

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Marlene in Japan

A Most Important F

Hi Everyone, With school on the horizon here in the UK – a September 25th start for Uni – I have been reflecting on my son’s summer travels. From inter-railing through Europe, crossing the Atlantic to Boston, eventually travelling on to Vermont and Niagara Falls, then back to London for the Notting Hill Carnival, and

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