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‘The Road to Little Dribbling’ by Bill Bryson

Who is Bill Bryson? Bill Bryson once said: “I want things to be better all the time. And I tend to get angry about that. Books are an opportunity to vent.” Perhaps that is why, today, he is a renowned author known for his comic ramblings that people often turn…

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Neither here Nor there (Bill Bryson)

Star Rating: ** Pages: 312 First published in 1991 After years of others raving about Bill Bryson and his novels I took the plunge and added a couple of his titles to my Christmas List.  To say I am a little disappointed is probably an understatement.  Other than his occasional…

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11 Top Books to Read Before Visiting Australia

When planning a trip the first place I gain inspiration is within the pages of novels and books about the country I want to visit.  Australia is no different.  It is a country we have wanted to explore for years but knowing where to head is the hard part.  Unlike…

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Review: The Thing Is by Andrew Carter

It is not very often that I distinguish a book as being ideal for a particular gender, but The Thing Is by Andrew Carter is definitely, in my opinion, written with a male perspective in mind.  That’s not to say that it was not an enjoyable read but, as a female,…

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Packing The Essentials: 16 Things We Never Leave Home Without

Like marmite, you either love or hate packing, there doesn’t ever seem to be an in-between but no matter who you speak to, everyone has a favourite item of clothing or a specific thing, that always get packed into the suitcase, regardless of destination.  We are no different; there are…

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What Will You be Reading this World Book Day?

World Book Day is a day to celebrate the great writers from around the world. It is a day where children, and adults alike, pay homage to their favourite books often by dressing up as their best-loved characters in order to spark conversations about the literary world. It is a…

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Ian Packham

This week for our ‘Author of the Week’ series we feel very privileged to introduce you to Ian, a Traveller and Adventurer who last year (2013) was crowned runner-up in the National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s Travel Writing Competition.  Go on his website and you will see that he inspires many people to…

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Jason Hussong

Jason is a traveller who particularly enjoys wildlife, the great outdoors and road trips.  Working as a journalist for over 15 years has meant that he could combine this love of travel with his passion for writing.  Having caught the writing bug he has also penned his first travel memoir, The Drive North:…

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Stephen R A’Barrow

As many across the world are gearing up to spend the next few weeks glued to their TV sets, yelling and screaming as if they know best, we felt that we too should get into the World Cup spirit with this weeks Author of the Week.  Stephen R A’Barrow’s book Brazil: The…

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