For those of you who enjoyed the excerpt in my previous blog post in January from ‘A Year with Melissa’, the book is now available to purchase in English.
It is available to purchase as an eBook from Barnes & Noble (USD) or Kobo (GBP). If you don’t have a Kindle or similar, you can download readers from these sellers to use on phones and tablets, and even web apps.
Do you have something new you want to focus on this year? I’m not really a resolution kind of person – I feel changes can be made at any time of the year, not just on January 1st.
So I made my change a few months ago by embarking not on another rowing or cycling translation, but on the translation of a book. The departure is that it’s a collection of short stories aimed at children, but which has a philosophical slant, aiming to help all of us make sense of the modern world and make the right choices for the lifestyle we want.
Hopefully, you’ll find the stories as captivating as I did. As a taster, I’ve included a short excerpt from one of Melissa’s discussions with Mr Cat about how children learn to imitate their parents’ behaviours.
The collection of short stories will be published shortly…
Excerpt from ‘A year with Melissa’ by Marzia Bosoni
Faced with Melissa’s silence, the cat continued. “What’s the matter now? Have I confused you?” “No, not at all. What you say makes sense to me, but why don’t Mummy and Daddy understand?” “You see, little one, your parents constantly tell you what you SHOULD and SHOULDN’T do, don’t they?” Melissa nodded quickly, thinking back to all the warnings her mother had given her only a few minutes earlier. “Your parents,” the cat went on, “heard the ‘SHOULD’ repeated so many times they ended up believing them. So, now they think they have to go to work, to earn lots of money, to buy certain things such as that noisy box that shows pictures that make no sense…”