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Sailing ship at in moonlight. Scene from best Australian mystery novel by Robert BarclayRead more +11 July 2021 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

Re-discovering the best mystery novels of all time

thinking small to enjoy the wonder of literature

Books. They’ve been around for everyone since about 1450 when Gutenberg invented the printing press. Almost overn ...
Two people on a bridge in a scene from a multicultural romance by Robert BarclayRead more +08 July 2021 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

Multicultural Novel – Katy Yehonala scolds Robert Barclay

a conversation about being kind to fictional heroes

Having this conversation with Katy was very difficult, and not just for the obvious reason you might think. The con ...
Night time on a rooftop in scene from a multicultural romance novelRead more +01 July 2021 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

Where are all the epic multicultural romances?

– changing times for ethnically and sexually diverse writers of romance novels

Amazon’s top-twenty best-seller list in the romance genre doesn’t exactly sparkle with heady tales of multicult ...
Dowager Empress Cixi and a ghostly image of Clara Yehonala in the backgroundRead more +12 June 2021 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

Walking in the Footsteps of Family Ghosts

– remembering the Dowager Empress Cixi Yehonala

In this last of the trilogy of short stories of the Dowager Empress Cixi, we shall walk in the footsteps of ghosts. ...
Dowager Empress Cixi Yehonala and Queen Victoria portraits facing each other on a red backgroundRead more +04 June 2021 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

The time two Empresses ruled the world

– Dowager Empress Cixi Yehonala and Empress Victoria. A tale of magnificent Empires that will never be seen again –

There was the time two Empresses ruled the world. Born a year apart, both died the turn of the twentieth century. T ...
The most remarkable woman of the nineteenth centuryRead more +28 May 2021 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

The most remarkable woman of the nineteenth century

– the Dowager Empress Cixi Yehonala –

The year was 1851. A pretty sixteen-year-old Manchu girl named Miss Chao entered through the Gate of Divine Prowess ...
Pretty girl dreaming peacefully like in the best romance novelsRead more +06 December 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

Flights of Fancy

– the coming of age of romance novels and wonder books

Don’t we all treasure romance novels? Those romantic fantasies we create in the world of our imagination? For som ...
An Australian crime fiction writer’s coffee mug in a sunset scene with inscription saying storytelling mattersRead more +23 October 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

Storytelling Matters

– every child deserves a childhood

Telling stories matters – though I don’t think that should really be such a surprise. However, we live in a ...
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in a black dress and pearl necklaceRead more +04 October 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

What would Holly Golightly make of all this?

– life without the Little Black Dress

For those of us prescient in the 1960’s, and those born much later, the name Holly Golightly is synonymous with s ...
Fifi L’Amour talks to Robert BarclayRead more +02 October 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Fifi L’Amour talks to Robert Barclay

– a woman’s humorous thoughts of the sexual game

This book is completely free and can be downloaded by contacting Robert Barclay for the link. I hope you enjoy the ...
The Parallel World on our doorstepRead more +02 October 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

The Parallel World on our doorstep

– you can help us change their world

You and I are lucky to live in a world where many committed people are campaigning for the human rights and dignity ...
VIRGINITYRead more +01 October 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

VIRGINITY

– another deluded idea that feeds the child sex-trafficking industry

A few months back maybe you read, as I did, that the rapper T.I subjects his daughter to the degrading ritual of ...
UNICEF in CAMBODIARead more +27 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

UNICEF in CAMBODIA

– restoring hope and the rule of law in a broken society

Here’s a statistic to start: UNICEF tells us that 30 children die every day from being trafficked into the sex in ...
The International Year of The Girl ChildRead more +26 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

The International Year of The Girl Child

– and what it means to me

As there is an official day for more or less every cause and circumstance in society, I am well pleased to discover ...
Read more +19 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Epstein is silenced but the issue lives on

– let this be the start, not the end, of this investigation

Some months ago I published a post about the arrest of 66-year-old hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, charged ...
What’s Really On a Man’s MindRead more +18 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

What’s Really On a Man’s Mind

– is it still those childhood, Oedipus fantasies?

One of the biggest mysteries in the world of relationships is why do men in serious and committed relationships str ...
Cutting edge technology fights sex traffickingRead more +17 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Cutting edge technology fights sex trafficking

Artificial intelligence, digital marketing, and social media give us all a vast array of advantages with their intr ...
Queen movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” removes important gay scenes for Chinese audiencesRead more +15 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Queen movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” removes important gay scenes for Chinese audiences

As many of you are aware, I run a charity involved with children in Cambodia. I’ve also lived in China for ma ...
Federal Law Enforcement acknowledges The Sunlight FoundationRead more +14 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Federal Law Enforcement acknowledges The Sunlight Foundation

– child sex trafficking needs us all to fight it

A few months back, I was honored to have been approached by the Editor of the official magazine for the Australian ...
reading crime stories is not enoughd in CambodiaRead more +14 September 2020 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Understanding what happened in Cambodia, a personal journey

Just reading crime stories or writing them is not enough

I love reading crime stories. I also write them. My charity, The Sunlight Foundation, is passionate about stamping ...
The Crown bust and illegal sexRead more +13 August 2019 By Robert Barclay in Blog

The Crown bust and illegal sex

– wealthy, powerful men and illegal sexual involvement with girls, and here we are again.

The past week has held my attention with the Crown Casino debacle as more scandal comes to light. Being in my neigh ...
Wealthy, influential men face sex charges… againRead more +11 July 2019 By Robert Barclay in Blog

Wealthy influential men face sex charges… again

Another headline about wealthy influential men

Why are monsters posing as wealthy influential men beyond the reach of the law and can enjoy the protection that we ...
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