Category Archives: Blog

Pete Shelley 1955- 2018 – an Obituary

I am not enamoured by the grief fests which sometimes surround the deaths of figures in the public eye. The overwhelming majority of people will never have met or known the individual, their perception distorted through the prism of media, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan, Book Review

I had not read a novel for a while. This book had been heavily promoted and came with enviable review copy. The plot line involving Parliamentary scandal interested me, the author’s credentials as a political journalist were persuasive. Bought. Just … Continue reading

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Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite – Roger Daltrey, My Story – Book Review

      It is impossible to talk about the book, without talking about the band. It is impossible to talk about the band in isolation. The band, The Who, only mean anything in relation to those who experienced them, … Continue reading

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Indianapolis -Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic, book review

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis is one of the greatest modern maritime disasters, and the single greatest to befall the US Navy. It is a truism that such disasters are rarely simple. Such is the case with the Indianapolis. … Continue reading

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Suede – Wolverhampton Civic Hall 1/11/94

A young family prevented me from swooping into the Britpop explosion. Early Oasis, Pulp, and Blur all came and went. But I did catch Suede, although perhaps just a couple of months after their high- water mark. The good news … Continue reading

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If We Could Talk to the Animals

I am fascinated by means of communication which transcend our known understanding. Plato spoke of Universal Knowledge. Scientists wrestle with epigenetics – the transfer of knowledge from one generation to another, physicists ponder quantum physics, are there multi-universes? Is everything … Continue reading

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A Voyage for Madmen -Peter Nichols, book review

I was at junior school when this competition was raced, the name Robin Knox Johnson has endured ever since. At the time, it was marketed as one of the last tests of human endurance, a billing was heightened by the … Continue reading

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