Cuban Photography by Andrew Moore, A Perfect Coffee Table Book

Cuban photography by Andrew Moore is a little different to your typical cuban tourist photographs of vintage cars, Varadero beaches and people smoking cigars. Moore’s cuban photography goes beneath the surface Moore captures scenes that the average tourist probably wouldn’t see unless they ventured away from the predictable tourist traps – this is what drew […]

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Never A Dull Moment: Entering The Fourth Age

The notion of a fourth age, what an interesting and very relevant topic!! I’m probably not the only one noticing the not so subtle increase in self service machines and reduction in humanly manned check out tills in shops/banks/post offices these days, or the general creeping momentum around all things ‘smart’ and the ushering in […]

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Books on the Beach: Cycling from India to Europe for Love?

What a beautifully written story, a true story. The author of ‘The Amazing Story of the Man who Travelled to India for Love’ uses such rich and vivid description that I felt like ‘I was there’ with the characters right from the opening chapter, absorbing the sounds, their sights, tastes, thoughts and feelings throughout. The […]

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A Bookworm’s Paradise: Hay on Wye Brecknockshire Wales

Honestly, I think this town should be named “Bookworm Village” since I’ve never been anywhere with so many book stores and outdoor book shelves with rock bottom priced books, all in such a small cluster. Even the place where we stopped for lunch had books shelves filled with books that customers could take for free!! […]

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Books on the Beach: An Accidental Tourist, A Caribbean Misadventure

I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘An Accidental Tourist’ by Jason Smart, it was like really good reality TV on paper. Jason records his travel escapades, highs and lows, and points of interest in this easy to read book. The book brought back memories of some of my own caribbean travels, making for some interesting comparisons. Jason’s […]

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A Guide To Elegance for every woman…. by Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

Looking for something easy to read on the beach this summer? “When comfort becomes an end in itself, it is the Public Enemy Number One of elegance.” pg 32. ‘A Guide to Elegance‘ was published in 1964 and this is reflected in some of the authors views  (a bit old fashioned some might say) in light […]

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An American In The Australian Outback, Aboriginal Tour! Mutant Message Down Under.

So after reading Mutant Message Down Under many years ago and enjoying it again recently I thought it deserved a well earned mention. The book is written as a work of fiction in order to protect the aboriginal tribe concerned, but based on their real life experiences. An American white caucasian physician  lands a contract […]

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Wendy Alec Chronicle Brothers Books. Lucifer’s Fall, Heavenly and Earthly Battles.

Whether you hold any religious belief or not, you will enjoy an almost fairy tale sense of this imaginative retelling of the Lucifer’s biblical fall from heaven in a way that ‘goes behind the scenes’ so to speak  – to create a feeling of being there, watching related events unfold in heaven and on earth. […]

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Salander trilogy by Steig Larsson

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Book 1) This is the first book of a trilogy. Crime/Thriller My rating: 7/10 Basically, you have a guy named Blomkvist running a magazine/journalistic company named Millennium; he hires an aloof, antisocial, secretive girl named Salander to work in his office and they develop a bit of a strange […]

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