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

Book Review: The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett

The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars If the overtly colonial ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ was my secret porn (as I wrote recently), then Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is my opium – and one I’m open and honest about. The series of books was unique for a number of reasons,… Read More Book Review: The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett

Book Review – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stars I’ve given this book are, I’ll admit from the start, somewhat out of respect for this brilliant author rather than wholly deserved with this ‘sequel’ to his superb ‘Sapiens’. There are many passages which frankly… Read More Book Review – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari