Book Review: An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J.B. Priestley

An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J.B. Priestley My rating: 2 of 5 stars I recall seeing ‘An Inspector Calls’ in my youth. I couldn’t remember anything about it, truth be told, so when this text turned up in my son’s GCSE set texts for English I was delighted to be reacquainted with the… Read More Book Review: An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J.B. Priestley

Book Review: Authorisms – Words Wrought by Writers by Paul Dickson

Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers by Paul Dickson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Following the blog ‘Interesting Literature’ is proving to be an expensive hobby of mine as the excellent curator of that site, Dr Oliver Tearle, regularly reviews books which are just up my street – and ‘Authorisms’ was one of them. Sure… Read More Book Review: Authorisms – Words Wrought by Writers by Paul Dickson

Book Review: Neither Here nor There – Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ll start with an admission: I’ve not entirely finished this book. The reason is convoluted and involves a useless budget airline, a dreadful Asian airport in one of the worst capital cities in the world, a stressed, grumpy and… Read More Book Review: Neither Here nor There – Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

Book Review: Accounting – A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Nobes

Accounting: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Nobes My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have often wondered what the difference between accounting and book-keeping is. As a ‘sole trader’ both as teacher and, in latter years, as writer I tread the thin line between just needing to keep accurate accounts for the taxman and… Read More Book Review: Accounting – A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Nobes