Etymology – the study of words and how their meaning has changed throughout history, and of the origins of a word. This is an interesting book. The author ranges across continents, languages, ancient and modern societies, and even different species, in what seems to be a free association of thoughts. I learnt that “Buffalo … Continue reading The Etymologicon – Mark Forsyth
Author Interview – Richard Easter My Eleventh Author Interview is with the irrepressible Richard Easter, who in his book Cover Stories has taken eight classic songs, and given them an excellent backstory. He talks here about The General Theory of Haunting, part of a spooky trilogy. He spends the bulk of his time, when writing, … Continue reading Author Interview – Richard Easter
Late Victorian setting, in a forgotten town a new undertaker sets out to build a business, and finds a life instead.
Summary: This is one of those books where you can get a whole load of squeamish and interesting facts and stories, that can be thrown casually into conversation. Plot: The author takes us through a journey over ten chapters, covering areas such as the Wisdom of the Ancients [interesting approach to contraception, for example, and … Continue reading How To Remove A Brain – David Haviland
St Patrick's Day in Ireland, and a Literary Pub Tour - marriage made in heaven?? On a day when the world goes green [17th March every year], where better to spend it than at the heart of it? Well, there's nothing like a guide to the literary pubs to help you get around. I have … Continue reading Literary Pub Crawl of Dublin
A memoir and a love-story to New York.
Summary: A Time Travel story, taking a dying eighty-year old woman back to the cusp of her adulthood in 1950’s Oregon, for a chance to re-live her life. Would she do things differently? Main Characters: Veronica McAllister: The protagonist, a woman who has a lot of regrets in her current life. Ruthie Miller: Veronica’s childhood … Continue reading The Emancipation of Veronica McAllister – Shawn Inmon
Life as a Tree
First Blog Tour
An irreverent and humorous look at the Human Body, and how it would rate in the objective opinion of a disinterested critic.