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

Book Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am not the greatest of Arthur C. Clarke’s fans. Even in my youth, when I devoured classic sci-fi while other kids my age were discovering their dad’s not-so-secret stash of porn magazines, I was reading things like ‘Rendezvous with Rama’, ‘Imperial Earth’ and ‘Childhood’s End’ and really not… Read More Book Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Book Review: How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation by Stig Abell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Stig Abell is quite a fascinating chap and that comes across very much in this book. Almost a contemporary of mine (we both grew up in the Midlands around the same time, and he went to the same school in Loughborough as a friend of mine but six years… Read More Book Review: How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation by Stig Abell

Book review: My Adopted Life: The Adopted Mother’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars As with my review of the first book in this series (‘My adopted life: A birth mothers story’), my copy of this book was given to me to review and I do so freely and without compulsion. Likewise, this was a book I specifically asked for after enjoying the… Read More Book review: My Adopted Life: The Adopted Mother’s Story by A.H.M. Beattie