It will surprise none of my regular readers to know that I’m writing a wine related book. I’ve been encouraged by friends to do this for a long time, and also encouraged just as long to write one about my… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #15 The Xanthippic Dialogues
The Xanthippic Dialogues is a work of “fictional philosophy” written by the late great English philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton, who passed away in December 2019. It is a parody on the writings of Plato which were mostly based on his… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #4 Children of Time
I rarely write reviews of works of fiction, but this book is part of my 52 Books Challenge with Goodreads so I’d better get used to it. Children of Time is a science fiction novel written by Adrian Tchaikovsky and is… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #3 Time, Big Ideas!
Time, written by Eva Hoffman is one of the books in the Big Ideas series in which writers are encouraged to think about our world afresh including politics, our passions and preoccupations, and our ways of seeing the world. They… Read More ›
52 Book Challenge: #2 The Reluctant Professor
John Carey is a retired professor in English Literature, emeritus professor Merton College Oxford who is perhaps best known for his “anti-elitist views on high culture. He has chaired the Booker and the Man Booker prize awards on several occasions,… Read More ›
52 Book Challenge: #1 The 100 Year Old Man Who ……..
I recently signed up for Audible membership, the Amazon Kindle section that sells audible versions of books. Sorry, obvious really! It was during the recovery period following my prostate cancer surgery when I was finding it very difficult to concentrate… Read More ›
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