10 Favourite Books of 2017

My annual tradition of listing my favourites of the books I read this year. Observant readers will have noticed there haven't been as many book reviews recently. With the wedding and honeymoon in the Autumn I was reading less and I had decided to go back and reread The Song of Ice and Fire series … Continue reading 10 Favourite Books of 2017

Book Review: Kung Fu Trip by Benjamin Zephaniah

There are very few living poets I could name and even less I could recognise. In fact other than Zephaniah, I can't think of any. Having been impressed by an interview he did with Russell Howard I decided to check out some of his stuff and found this quick read. It follows him on a … Continue reading Book Review: Kung Fu Trip by Benjamin Zephaniah

Unfinished Business: A sort of review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

The movie adaptation of this book became a massive success due to the "grey pound", a cast of familiar faces and exotic locations won over viewers. So, what of the book? Well, I got it because MWF spotted a bunch of surprise books and picked it for me.  I took it on a night shift … Continue reading Unfinished Business: A sort of review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

Book Review: Strange Places, Questionable People by John Simpson

Having enjoyed his short book about his adventures as a news reporter I decided to check this book out, a longer more detailed account of John Simpson's life and career.  While a lot of the same ground is covered, there are plenty of fresh tales to tell, and Simpson's globetrotting to some of the world's most dangerous … Continue reading Book Review: Strange Places, Questionable People by John Simpson