Magwitch – Michael Noonan

Magwitch – Michael Noonan

Magwitch by Michael Noonan Published by Hodder & Stoughton Publishers on 1982 Goodreads I’ve had this on my shelf just about since the year dot, or at least, it feels like it. I believe I picked it up with the intention to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and then to follow it with this […]

Young Herriot – John Lewis-Stempel

Young Herriot: The Early Life and Times of James Herriot by John Lewis-Stempel Published by BBC Books on September 1st 2011 Pages: 272 Goodreads The fascinating formative veterinary college years of the most famous vet in the world, the author of All Creatures Great and Small We had no antibiotics, few drugs. A lot of time was […]

Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin

Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin Published by Penguin Group (Australia) Pages: 497 Goodreads Before you fly, you have to be free. This is my story. Here is my recollection of those years growing up in Mao’s China. It is my family’s history. It is my journey, from my earliest memories, through discovering dance, to […]

Tree and Leaf – J. R. R. Tolkien

Tree and Leaf: Includes Mythopoeia and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth by J.R.R. Tolkien Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd on February 5th 2001 Pages: 176 Goodreads This volume is a provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction. […]

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 […]

The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, #7/Diogenes, #3) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Published by Orion on March 1st 2009 Pages: 531 Goodreads Psychotic killer Diogenes faces down his incarcerated FBI agent brother, while the Museum of Natural History reopens a long-closed tomb exhibit, a decision that coincides with a series of murders and sparks […]

A Presence of Absence – Emma Vestrheim & Sarah Surgey

A Presence of Absence – Emma Vestrheim & Sarah Surgey

A Presence of Absence (the Odense Series Book #1) by Sarah Surgey, Emma Vestrheim Published by Blurb on February 28th 2017 Genres: Detective Goodreads The Odense Series is a new Nordic Noir/Brit Crime series that blends humanist stories and family drama with gritty crime in the central Danish city Odense. British detective Simon Weller escapes […]

Cooper’s Creek – adapted by Gail Holst

by Alan Moorehead, Gail Holst Published by Thomas Nelson Australia Pty Ltd 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 […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

Published by Scholastic Press, The Ink Group Pty Ltd Publishers 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 […]

Stream of Consciousness

A couple of days ago I retweeted (and therefore shared on Facebook, yes, I’ve made that automatic) a competition, now closed. In this competition Amy spent a little time looking at her blogging over the last four years and being happy about the progress she’s made with her writing. She feels she’s less stream of consciousness […]