The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District – book review

By James Rebanks The Shepherd’s Life is just what it says on the cover, a memoir of the life of James Rebanks, the son of a shepherd, as was his father and grandfather and so on for generations. However, it’s

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District – book review

By James Rebanks The Shepherd’s Life is just what it says on the cover, a memoir of the life of James Rebanks, the son of a shepherd, as was his father and grandfather and so on for generations. However, it’s

The Handmaid’s Tale – why I had to stop watching it on TV

The Handmaid’s Tale, that multi award winning 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, is in the news again. It’s in the news for its sequel being nominated for a Booker prize despite it not being released yet, for Amazon sending out

The Handmaid’s Tale – why I had to stop watching it on TV

The Handmaid’s Tale, that multi award winning 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, is in the news again. It’s in the news for its sequel being nominated for a Booker prize despite it not being released yet, for Amazon sending out

Memories in raindrops

Since the announcement of Rutger Hauer’s death last week there’s been a lot of comment about his part in Blade Runner. I’ve not heard much said about his very surreal Guinness adverts though. I’m sure, at the time, I remember

Memories in raindrops

Since the announcement of Rutger Hauer’s death last week there’s been a lot of comment about his part in Blade Runner. I’ve not heard much said about his very surreal Guinness adverts though. I’m sure, at the time, I remember

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places – book review

By Neil Oliver Back in 2010 I asked for a copy of A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor for Christmas. It’s a great book although, I have to admit, I’ve not read it so much

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places – book review

By Neil Oliver Back in 2010 I asked for a copy of A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor for Christmas. It’s a great book although, I have to admit, I’ve not read it so much

What’s in a name?

They’ve built a new block of flats near where I live, you might know them as apartments. As blocks of flats go it’s much like any other, it has plenty of parking, it’s within walking distance to some shops and

What’s in a name?

They’ve built a new block of flats near where I live, you might know them as apartments. As blocks of flats go it’s much like any other, it has plenty of parking, it’s within walking distance to some shops and

An unwatchable expanse of endless brilliant TV

I recently started watching Series Three of The Expanse, the brilliant Sci Fi series about a future where humans have colonised the solar system, Mars is an independent planet in a cold war with Earth, and The Belt (asteroid belt)

An unwatchable expanse of endless brilliant TV

I recently started watching Series Three of The Expanse, the brilliant Sci Fi series about a future where humans have colonised the solar system, Mars is an independent planet in a cold war with Earth, and The Belt (asteroid belt)

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims – book review

By Toby Clements This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory,

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims – book review

By Toby Clements This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory,