Josie Long at The Nook

January 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

JOSIE Long is stepping up. The material she is touring with now is political, she’s speaking out against the cuts and talking about her activism. She started out [...]


January 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

My eldest son said I should read it, my other half said I should read it, Steven Spielberg seemed to be suggesting I should read it, so I read Warhorse. It’s all right [...]

The Grudge

December 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s difficult to hit someone. When I learned to fence we spent a whole session just getting using to poking swords at people like we meant it. It’s harder than [...]

Flat Earth News, hmmm

October 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Every newspaper office has its Prophet of Doom – at least one – and they are not the person you want to get stuck with at the water cooler/smoking area. Nothing is ever [...]

Black Swan Green 4/5

September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is the second book by David Mitchell that I have read and loved, the first being Cloud Atlas. Black Swan Green is a coming of age story set in an English community, [...]

The Fort 4/5

July 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

JUST FINISHED reading The Fort by Bernard Cornwell. It’s a true-life page turner set during the American War of Independence and Cornwell (famous for the Sharpe [...]