Author Archives: Arabella McIntyre-Brown

About Arabella McIntyre-Brown

I'm a writer from West Sussex is southern England, but after 30 years of urban life in London and Liverpool, I now live in a remote village 1,000 metres up in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. My first book in Romania was published in November 2016: "Din Liverpool in Carpati: cum mi-am gasit fericirea în inima Transilvaniei". The English version, 'A stake in Transylvania' is out soon. I've also written (so far) four bilingual (En/Ro) children's books.

Editing and polishing


How confident are you about your written English? It has become the global language of business, and much else. It is fast becoming the first-choice second language around the world, and young people going into business, media and public life often see English … Continue reading

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English sounds


For a while, I taught the beginnings of English language to kids at the village school, as well as a couple of private students. I’m not trained to teach language, so I realised that the best thing I could pass … Continue reading

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Culture is a movable feast


Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for the Free Thinking Festival in 2008 The truth depends on where you’re standing, and when. Culture changes, from year to year and from place to place. Attitudes in one postcode can be markedly different to those … Continue reading

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Can an enterprise culture really improve lives?


Enterprise is not just another word for business. It’s a mindset, a way of approaching life, a way of looking at things. Enterprise is always innovative, finding new things to do and make, or new ways to do it. Famous … Continue reading

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Getting a buzz at Pixar


It was one of those once-only days, a bright November day when I was on a wine bottling line opposite John Lasseter, Oscar-winning director of Toy Story and creative head of Pixar Animation Studios, whose latest release Up hit the screens last week. … Continue reading

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Love thy customer


Customer service is one of those nebulous concepts that we all know are vitally important to our working lives, but it’s hard to remember that the customer is king when said king is blatantly wrong, plain cussed, or exhibits vulgar … Continue reading

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Dying to tell you…


More people die than are ever born: death is the one common experience of all living things. So why do we try so hard to pretend it won’t happen to us? We are, as a society, squeamish about death and … Continue reading

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Sex and death in the afternoon


Over the weekend I watched a feature length spectacle of romance and murder – live, right in front of me. This was X-rated stuff; all hearts and flowers for an hour, then a short and violent sex scene, with a chilling … Continue reading

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Boo!


If that surprised you… you should get out more. But I’m glad you’re here. Welcome to the pages and pages of scribbling and nonsense that have appeared under my name over the last twenty years. Surely not. But it’s longer than … Continue reading

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