Orwell: The Authorised Biography – Michael Shelden

Orwell: The Authorised Biography – Michael Shelden

George Orwell: The Authorised Biography by Michael Shelden Published by MINERVA on 1991 Pages: 576 Goodreads This biography of George Orwell draws on a range of sources including letters concerning his romantic attachments to other boys at Eton, records which alter the conventional view of his military service, a detailed set of medical records and […]

Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

Another book from a deceased estate. The late owner had a reasonable size of English literature as well as novels in both Romanian and Italy. Many of the English literature novels ended up in my To Be Read Pile. Nabokov was a very talented man. Not only did he write nine novels in Russian but […]

Monkey Grip – Helen Garner

Monkey Grip by Helen Garner Published by Penguin Books on February 7th 1984 Pages: 245 Goodreads In “Monkey Grip”, Helen Garner charts the lives of a generation. Her characters are exploring new ways of loving and living – and nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. Nora and Javo are trapped in a desperate […]

Maigret Loses His Temper – Georges Simenon

by Georges Simenon Published by Penguin Genres: Detective You may have heard of the series of TV movies with Rowan Atkinson in the starring role of Maigret. This book is one of the series of books written by Georges Simenon with Chief-Inspector Maigret as our protagonist. They have been translated from the French, this title […]

Elvis and Me – Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Sandra Harmon

Elvis And Me by Priscilla Presley, Sandra Harmon on 1985 Goodreads The New York Times bestseller that reveals the intimate story of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, told by the woman who lived it. Decades after his death, millions of fans continue to worship Elvis the legend. But very few knew him as Elvis the […]

Big Pulp Summer 2012

Big Pulp Summer 2012

Big Pulp Summer 2012: The Purloined Pearl by Bill Olver, Beth Cato Published by Exter Press on 2012 Pages: 213 Goodreads Each issue of Big Pulp is packed with fun, thought-provoking and exciting genre fiction and poetry from the best writers from around the globe. Featuring both award-winning and emerging authors, Big Pulp publishes fantasy, […]

Colours of Death – Robert New

Colours of Death – Robert New

Colours of Death: Sergeant Thomas’ Casebook by Robert New Published by Tale Publishing on May 1st 2019 Genres: Detective Pages: 244 Goodreads What colour death would you fear the most? From the author of Movemind and Incite Insight, comes a collection of nine detective stories where colour plays a role in the mystery. Including: Blue […]

Total Recall – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Total Recall – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Total Recall – My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger Published by Simon & Schuster Ome on October 1st 2012 Genres: Autobiography Pages: 656 Goodreads Arnold Schwarzenegger’s TOTAL RECALL is a larger-than-life portrait of his illustrious, controversial and entertaining life in and out of the public eye. Total Recall is the unbelievably true story […]

Maybe Tomorrow – Boori (Monty) Prior with Meme McDonald

Maybe Tomorrow – Boori (Monty) Prior with Meme McDonald

Maybe Tomorrow by Boori Monty Pryor, Meme McDonald, Lillian Fourmile Published by Penguin Books on February 28th 1998 Pages: 203 Goodreads The other day this little one asked me, “When did you start being an Aborigine, and how old were you when you started that?” Like it was a career path or something. I just […]

Murder on the Menu – edited by Peter Haining

Murder On The Menu by Peter Haining on January 1st 1991 Pages: 320 Goodreads What better way to do away with an enemy than at the dinner table? Arsenic in the porridge, cyanide in the cocoa, a sauce laced with strychnine, or the chef with a cleaver in his back – the choices are boundless. […]