Retired from a busy and all demanding day job in education consultancy across the UK, I now spend my time on what I love  doing most: reading and writing. Oh yes, and also gardening, travelling, being with my family, cycling and ….

I have published a book on living in Iran during the revolution in the seventies:

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Half the World is available in several formats, ranging from paperback (on Amazon worldwide, Nook) and as e-pub on Amazon (worldwide), Nook and Kobo.  For your kindle and as paperback, you can download or buy from:  Amazon UK;   from Amazon US (worldwide); on your NOOK and on your KOBO

Check for Half the World on your country Amazon site for example, Amazon Es for Spain, Amazon De for Germany.  Happy reading – please leave a review and your rating on the site you bought it from. Many thanks.


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Motet of Betrayal is a short story available on your Kindle (worldwide and the UK), Nook and Kobo. This is the first published short that will be part of a collection.

“Living in East Germany under the watchful eye of the Stasi, trust and love are suspect. Suspicion runs deep about who is watching who. When the wall comes down Bach’s Motetten, performed in the St Thomaskirche in Leipzig, form the background music to Pastor Anselm’s betrayal of the woman he once loved.”


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The Price of a Teabag is a short story available on your Kindle (world-wide and the UK), Nook and Kobo – the second short is part of the collection on travels across Europe.

“Staying in Rotterdam in the middle of the winter after having lived abroad ‘for a long time’ a Dutch woman comments on what she sees around her. When she goes to Delft to meet with an old school friend in rather sad circumstances she realizes her alienation from everything and everyone living in the country of her birth and that there is no going back.”

I am writing a novel as well editing the collection of short stories mentioned above.

BLOG: 51stories.wordpress.com

On my blog  I post book reviews and my thoughts on writing and life in general.

You can follow me on twitter: @corrivandestege



  1. Because you’re interested in Dutch literature and culture you may also be interested to know that Dutch author Arnold Jansen op de Haar launches his new stand-up writer act on 1 April at 7pm in Great Western Sudios 65 Alfred Road London W2 5EU.

  2. Sounds very interesting, Corri. How come it took you so long to write about it?

    • Life. :) although I wrote a number of short stories I never edited fully or published any, for the simple reason that a day job always demanded too much of my time and energy. I’ve now retired so am able to focus on my writing. Working on a novel that’s been languishing in a drawer and some short stories. Very enjoyable!

      • Certainly enjoyable! It’s so nice you can spend your time on writing now.

  3. Hi Corrie, I’ve finally got ‘Ignoring Gravity’ back from the copy-editor and wondered if you would like to review it on your blog? As it is an advance copy it is only available as pdf at this stage. Let me know what you think. Kind regards, Sandra


  4. I’d be delighted to. Will contact you on your site

  5. Hi there Corri,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my little corner of the blogosphere and the follow, your support is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing more from you

    Have a great Day, :-)


  6. You’re very welcome Eddie. Very nice to meet you and thanks for popping by on my blog.

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