Book Review: The Secret Barrister – Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken by The Secret Barrister

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the last ten years or so of a reasonably successful writing career, I’ve read many published books, and edited, mentored or winced over nearly as many unpublished. I’ve long since learned to pay no attention to the review quotes plastered on the covers of books in order to… Read More Book Review: The Secret Barrister – Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken by The Secret Barrister

Book Review: Thirteen Ghost Stories by Nicholas Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars From time to time, I ask friends on social media for book reading recommendations. It’s occasional because my ‘To Read’ list is ridiculous and never seems to get any smaller. As a result, I always have plenty of traditionally published books to read. While someone is always telling me… Read More Book Review: Thirteen Ghost Stories by Nicholas Foster

Book Review: Sunburn – The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines by James Felton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t remember now how I came across James Felton originally. I think it was finding his book ’52 Times Britain was a Bellend’, which I loved, reviewed, and then found him on Twitter. Since then, I’ve just come to think of Felton as being one of the best… Read More Book Review: Sunburn – The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines by James Felton

Book Review: Dishoom – From Bombay with Love by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir

My rating: 5 of 5 starsSeveral years ago, a friend from the blogging world introduced me to Dishoom in Shoreditch. It was an instant love affair (with the place, not the friend) and now, whenever I’m in London, I always make sure I go there for lunch or, better still, breakfast. And if you’re ever… Read More Book Review: Dishoom – From Bombay with Love by Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir

Book Review: The Memory Illusion -Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory by Julia Shaw

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was fascinated by Dr Shaw’s work on false memories long before reading her books. When I decided it was time I really did read something of hers, I was distracted by her super book on evil -it just had that delicious “ooh!” factor about it which meant laying… Read More Book Review: The Memory Illusion -Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory by Julia Shaw