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

Book Review: The Toolbox for Multilingual Families by Ute Limacher-Riebold & Anna Elisa Miranda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been following Ute Limacher-Riebold for many years now, ever since my family and I found ourselves ‘in a strange land’ – in Bangladesh, many moons ago – trying to get a handle on a language so alien it didn’t remotely resemble any language we’d encountered before. Ute’s writings… Read More Book Review: The Toolbox for Multilingual Families by Ute Limacher-Riebold & Anna Elisa Miranda

Book Announcement: Try Not To Laugh (How to Revise, Memorise and Survive Exams)

My third book, ‘Try Not To Laugh’ is now out both as paperback and in kindle version. Eight years in the making, the method(s) I detail within are the result of nearly 30 years of using in education (classroom and private) with a long and proven track record of significantly improving grades for students of… Read More Book Announcement: Try Not To Laugh (How to Revise, Memorise and Survive Exams)

Book Review: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sometimes, I’m left bewildered by the gullibility of the general public. I don’t mean this cruelly, but, you know, I get a little upset when I see certain books become ‘bestsellers’ because these books are, frankly, pandering to the whims of readers and peddling the snake oils they want… Read More Book Review: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor