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 […]

Through my email

I get a lot of email about books, writing and publishing coming into my inbox. It’s always exciting and generally there’s too much to read so I tend to pick and choose depending on the headine. Yes, I’m just like anyone else and need a good headline but I object to clickbait. Today I have the good, the […]

The White Mouse by Nancy Wake

The White Mouse by Nancy Wake

The Autobiography Of The Woman The Gestapo Called The White Mouse by Nancy Wake Published by Sun Books on January 1st 1970 Pages: 200 Goodreads The Gestapo called her the White Mouse. Nancy Wake, an Australian who became one of the most highly decorated women of World War II, here tells her own story. After […]

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 […]

Randomly Shelves or something

My brilliantly 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 due […]

Diaries 1969-1979 The Python Years – Michael Palin

You’ve probably vaguely heard of Michael Palin. He’s not been terribly busy or open about his work over the decades. If you ignore Monty Python, Ripping Yarns, The Frost Report, A Fish Called Wanda and his work in the travel industry writing travel books and documentaries you’ll find he’s not done much. Therefore, it was with nothing […]

An Orderly Man – Dirk Bogarde

Here’s the description from the back of the book, there’s a reason I’m putting this in. For over fifteen years the film star Dirk Bogarde has been living in an old farm house in Provence. Covering this period in his life, An Orderly Man – the third outstanding volume of his autobiography – is written […]

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself – Alan Alda

I’m presuming you’ve heard of Alan Alda so I won’t say much about his background apart from dropping the rather broad hint of M*A*S*H, a programme I’ve loved for more years than I care to think about, a programme I’ve watched so many episodes…repeatedly. This book is some of Alda’s speeches he’s given. As the star of M*A*S*H  […]

Gullible’s Travels – Billy Connolly

Just for something completely different I had a read of Gullible’s Travels by Billy Connolly. It’s not quite the same as watching him recount the same stories on TV but it’s not too bad. Connolly seems to write the same way he interviews, by the seat of his pants, and that helps to give the […]

How’s Andy Going? – Alan Marshall

Alan Marshall is one of our national treasures, and if he isn’t he should be. He’s one author everyone should read as he’s written so much about Australian life. Born in 1902 in country Victoria he contracted polio at the age of six. He was put through the wringer with treatment and ended up on […]