Ellen DeGeneres, does she even need a surname or will one name do? It’s really hard to say what sort of book this is. I feel it’s a combination of autobiography and comedy with a whole heap of works thrown in that sounded good at the time. I found this ...

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When I was young I totally fell in love with the books by Arthur Ransome. They were gentle fictional novels which really caught my fancy. They are the reason I enjoy rowing, I’m not particularly good at rowing…I’m more in the camp of go-hard-or-go-home and that’s not terribly good when ...

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Another book for the Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020. This one is for the Memoir category. Weighing in at over 600 pages it’s as thick as Schwarzenegger’s muscles. It’s been on my To Be Read Pile for a while. I had been in an op shop delivering books to them and ...

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You might possibly have heard of Sidney Poitier. He’s famous for being the first actor of colour to win an Academy Award for Best Actor and a Globe Aware for Best Actor, that was only in 1964. There are some people who need to push boundaries and break new ground, ...

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This is the first book in the series of memoirs written by Michael J. Fox. I scribbled a few words about the second book in the series here because why should I do the right thing and read books in the correct order at my time of life. This book is ...

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Remembering I’d written about Dirk Bogarde before I popped his name into my search engine. Lo and behold it comes up with several entries: This one from May last year where I scribbled a few words about the third book in this volume. This one from October 2009 where I ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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