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: What the Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley

What the Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley by David Shrigley My rating: 1 of 5 stars Let me start by stating my credentials: I’m legally sane;I’m reputedly reasonably intelligent;I have several graduate and post-graduate qualifications and training including several in Art History;I love art – in particularly the Surrealist and Dadaist schools;I… Read More Book Review: What the Hell Are You Doing?: The Essential David Shrigley

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