Flying Dutch – Tom Holt

Flying Dutch – Tom Holt

Flying Dutch by Tom Holt Published by Orbit on January 25th 1992 Pages: 252 Goodreads It’s amazing the problems drinking can get you into. One little swig from the wrong bottle and you go from being an ordinary Dutch sea-captain to an unhappy immortal, drifting around the world with your similarly immortal crew, suffering from […]

The Hunter – Julia Leigh

The Hunter by Julia Leigh Published by Penguin Australia on July 9th 2012 Pages: 180 Goodreads An unnamed man, M, arrives at a remote house on the fringe of a vast wilderness and soon disappears into a world of silence and stillness. His one mission: to find the last thylacine, the fabled Tasmanian tiger. She […]

Woorilla: From Writers in the Dandenongs

This is the journal of the Woorilla Writers Society. Convened in the 1980s by Maria Millers in her home in Ferny Creek called Woorilla. I haven’t found whether they’re still going but as of last year there was a Woorilla Poetry Prize still being awarded to poets of excellence. It seems promising that the Worrilla […]

Legends – edited by Robert Silverberg

Published by Voyager Pages: 380 Goodreads Here we go, back to the books. I bought this book at the market in Cardiff. I had a little time to myself and instead of going straight back to the hotel I was wandering around looking for a shop where I could buy some magnesium sachets. I’d been […]

Brugge 2018

Brugge was beautiful. Like Amsterdam it is built on and around canals. We had a lovely boat ride and it’s something to do I’d firmly suggest if you’re there. But back to the beginning of Brugge. Having walked the 1.3 km to our hotel we found the keys wouldn’t work. We left the hotel staff […]

Antwerp 2018

Antwerp was an amazing city. We stayed in one of the city squares. The railway station took up part of one end with the entrance to the zoo a pebble’s throw from there on the corner of the square. There was also a ferris wheel and a gorilla statue. On another side was the Koningin […]

Amsterdam 2018

The few nights we had in Amsterdam were nowhere near enough. It is an amazing city. There are so many museums you’d probably need closer to two weeks to see them all. There are certain places you need to book well in advance as they book out very quickly.  If you’re planning a trip there […]

Killing Kitchener – Steve Sailah

Killing Kitchener by Steve Sailah on 2017 Goodreads ‘One bloody bullet gets you in the end, he said as he coughed up a mouthful of blood and exhaled one last long breath…’ A single murder lies at the heart of this compelling crime mystery that moves from the battlefields of Turkey and Palestine to the […]

A Cartload of Clay – George Johnston

A Cartload of Clay – George Johnston

A Cartload Of Clay; A Novel by George Henry Johnston on January 1st 1970 Goodreads My Brother Jack is one of the most important books about the Australian depression in the 1930s that I’ve read. It shows it as it must really have been. And then there are the sequels. Clean Straw for Nothing and […]

There are times…

when I really wish I lived in the northern hemisphere. Things happen over there in the book world that either don’t happen here or they’re just bigger. I’m only jealous. If you’re wondering what I’m annoyed about now then you can wander over to your Twitter account and put #TheBookCon into the search engine there. […]