Month: February 2012

The New Publishing Game

I teach people to write books. I love what I do. I also love this exciting new publishing world of ours. Publishing is changing. People who earn their living from writing, producing and selling books are feeling the pressure. What does this mean to the pre-published writer?…

Cruel Crazy Beautiful World

by Troy Blacklaws (Jacana) ISBN 9781431 402502   Troy Blacklaws is a brilliant writer whose understanding of the plight of the people who live and make a living on the periphery of South African society is so true. His prose-like writing is beautiful, evoking a…

Book Review – The Lady & The Peacock

by Peter Popham (Random House) ISBN: 9781846042492 Elegant, beautiful and detained for more than twenty years: most people don’t know how to pronounce her name, but she is by far the most famous woman politician in the world, never to have held office. Just like…

Book Review – One Last Time

by John Edward (Piatkus) ISBN 9 780749 941406 John's fresh approach has earned him international fame among those who seek genuine after-death communication. He has an extraordinary gift that has opened a window to the other side. I have often tried, with eyes tight shut,…

Book Review – 15 Seconds

 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross (Harper Collins) ISBN: 9780007296903 Amanda is an unhappy teenager. She's high, on her way to work, when she loses control of the car she's driving. She kills a young mother and her eight week old son. Plastic Surgeon, Dr Henry…

Book Review – The Mechanical Messiah

by Robert Rankin (Gollancz) ISBN: 9780575086371 Ever wondered what life would be like if Mr Holmes had a ray gun and Moriarty was literally the devil? No, me neither, but it makes for damn good reading. This book harks but to a time when men…

Book Review – Dead Europe

by Christos Tsiolkas (Atlantic Books) ISBN: 978-0-85789-1-228 Dead Europe was published in Australia in 2005 and awarded the 2006 The Age fiction award. It took the success of The Slap to have Christos Tsiolkas’ 5th novel to be published in Great Britain in 2011. In…
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