Book Review: Around the World in 80 Words – A Journey Through the English Language by Paul Anthony Jones

Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language by Paul Anthony Jones My rating: 5 of 5 stars Continuing on with my quest to allow Dr Oliver Tearle of Interesting Literature fame to bankrupt me, this review is as a direct result of his own review of the book which you… Read More Book Review: Around the World in 80 Words – A Journey Through the English Language by Paul Anthony Jones

Book Review: How to Avoid Huge Ships And Other Implausibly Titled Books by Joel Rickett

How to Avoid Huge Ships: And Other Implausibly Titled Books by Joel Rickett My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have an eclectic taste in art forms, to say the least. Whether I review books, or theatre productions, or music, the range of material I like is pretty vast. I’m rather pleased then to have… Read More Book Review: How to Avoid Huge Ships And Other Implausibly Titled Books by Joel Rickett

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: 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: The Elements of Eloquence – How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is a must-read for any lover of the English language or writer who wishes to hone their craft. It is not, however, a how-to book. For a start off, it’s far too hilarious!… Read More Book Review: The Elements of Eloquence – How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth