The Family with Two Front Doors – Anna Ciddor

This is the story of Anna Ciddor’s grandmother and great aunts, uncles and grandparents. While there are ideas that are problematic to our sensitivities in the current day it does give a good insight into a Jewish family Poland in the 1920s. I’ve not mentioned they were Orthodox as they all were there, they all followed the same ideas. […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Cooper’s Creek – adapted by Gail Holst

This is a very abridged version of the Burke and Wills exploration story. Their goal was to go north from Melbourne to explore the country and find the Gulf of Carpentaria a distance of about 3,250 km. This was in 1860 when the middle of the country was still to be explored. Sometimes they only travelled a couple of […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Rare Unsigned Copy – Simon Petrie

My lovely little plugin has given you the synopsis which isn’t too bad for a description of the contents of this little tome. I bought this some time ago wanting to support the author, I’d known of him for some time but this is the first time I’ve managed to actually hold his book in […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

Enough Rope 3 – Andrew Denton

Here’s a classic for you. A really old book, all the way from 2005…the good old days. Andrew Denton is the Interview King, it’s a real pity he’s stopped. He was fair, he was compassionate and often the questions came out of left-field giving us much more intimate answers than anyone else could have gotten. I particularly […]

I like being right et al

Being Right I love being right, it’s a fabulous feeling and in this case it shows I do have some idea of what I’m talking about. Back in December 2015 I wrote about Susan May. I told Stephen King he’d better move over and relinquish his position on Amazon. May is now celebrating yet another […]

Milk – Beverley Farmer

Milk – Beverley Farmer

It’s another of those I-have-no-idea-how-this-got-on-my-TBR-pile books. I don’t recall hearing of Beverley Farmer before but I read it anyway as I love Australian books and I love short stories. These stories are all about love in various guises. There’s no real romance in here, the romance between two people who are in love but there […]

The White Mouse by Nancy Wake

The White Mouse by Nancy Wake

What is there to say about this book? Not much except that I absolutely loved it. I knew of Nancy Wake long before I saw this book, I knew a very small part of her story and I knew that she was an amazing woman. What I didn’t know was how amazing and how much she […]