Book Review: Failures of State – The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars In general, in the news world at least, there is – at least in pretence – an abhorrence of bias. Reporters and journalists are supposed to be neutral, impartial observers. Of course, in reality, true objectivity is impossible; every writer has a direction from whence they came and another… Read More Book Review: Failures of State – The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

Book Review: In search of black history with Bonnie Greer by Bonnie Greer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This series of eight podcasts with multi-talented Bonnie Greer, who – among many, many accomplishments – was also the first Black American woman to become not just a trustee of the British Museum but also serve as Deputy Chair, is the first of a series of writings I’m working… Read More Book Review: In search of black history with Bonnie Greer by Bonnie Greer

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: My adopted life: A birth mothers story by A.H.M. Beattie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was provided with a copy of this book by the author but, as always, this review is freely and independently written. Indeed, I actually expressed an interest in the book after reading an interview with the author on her Facebook page. ‘My Adopted Life’ is the first instalment… Read More Book Review: My adopted life: A birth mothers story by A.H.M. Beattie

News

It has been a while since I last posted personal news and I thought I ought to as I have quite a lot now. First BIG news is that my third book – and first novel – The Pukur, has just been accepted for publication by Histria Books and will, hopefully, be released in Spring… Read More News

Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is the collected speeches of 16-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg. The eleven speeches date from September 2018 to April 2019. It’s an extremely short time-frame and, as you might expect, the book is short. You… Read More Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg