Potential attacks on my blog

This is an article I wrote some weeks ago. I’ve no idea why it didn’t publish. It was set to publish on the 20th May 2019 and didn’t publish. I feel it’s important enough to publish now. To answer my thought in the last paragraph, yes it has reduced…a lot. There are hazards to everything. […]

Oz Comic-Con and Continuum 2019

With my last assignment for my degree due to be submitted at the end of May I started putting a little thought into what I’d do to celebrate. Getting a degree is a big achievement for anyone and I’m no different to anyone else. I wanted to celebrate. With the Convention finished and the end […]

The Road Back – Erich Maria Remarque

The Road Back – Erich Maria Remarque

The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque Published by Mayflower/ Granada on 1974 Pages: 208 Goodreads Peace has come. The last tortured flames of history’s most brutal inferno have died out. And now the soldiers – the survivors, the ‘lucky’ ones – brutalized by four years of living Armageddon, return to a shattered post-war world. […]

Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson

I’ve upgraded to the new WordPress since the last time I wrote. It’s causing me much angst, I seem to have lost access to some of the normal parts of the blog. This means I’m not giving you a photo of the book. Not a big problem as it’s one of the plain Penguin editions. […]

The Measure of a Man – Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man – Sidney Poitier

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier Published by HarperOne on January 26th 2007 Pages: 243 Goodreads In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career.  His body of work is arguable the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence […]

Deadly Unna? – Phillip Gwynne

Deadly, Unna? by Phillip Gwynne Published by Penguin Books Pages: 273 Goodreads ‘Deadly, unna?’ He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don’t have a lot in common. Dumby’s the star of the footy team, he’s got a killer smile and the knack […]

Around the traps, mark something

It’s been a long time since I looked at the publishing world to see what’s happening. I feel quite out of the loop and it’s good to be getting back into it. Just looking at today’s offering I find lots to talk about. Comic-Con San Diego Announces 2019 Eisner Awards Nominations I love looking at […]

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays – Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays – Henrik Ibsen

Hedda Gabler and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen, Una Mary Ellis-Fermor Published by Penguin Classics Pages: 368 Goodreads In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community […]

Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse

Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse Published by Penguin Pages: 176 Goodreads The classic comedy of a 50s youth trapped inside a Walter Mitty fantasy-world, Billy Liar was published in 1959, and captures brilliantly the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town. It tells the story of Billy Fisher, a Yorkshire teenager unable to stop lying – […]