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Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West | Review

I have always been very intrigued by the life and loves of Vita Sackville West. Ever since finding a book of love letters sent to her by Violet Trefusis in a second hand book store in Gloucester in the early 90s. I have wondered what her allure was, she seemed to bewitch all those whom […]

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Tom Robbins Tibetan Peach Pie | Review

Having read and loved Tom’s books for the past twenty or so years, it was with keen anticipation that I got my hands on a copy of his new ‘None Autobiography’. As far as I know there is no one on the planet who writes like Mr Robbins, let alone is like him. The book, […]

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Pacific Ocean Park (a transatlantic conversation with Domenic Priore, Christopher Merrit and Michael Kemp)

It’s been seven years since Domenic Priore’s last dip into the waves with his excellent  “Riot on Sunset Strip” opus (2007) so it’s a pleasure to report he’s now back and has joined forces with Christopher Merritt to produce “Pacific Ocean Park  ~  an intricately researched and lavishly illustrated account of the Rise and Fall […]

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Domenic Priore Book Tour Stateside

It’s been since 2008 that I’ve had a new book out, and did the New York/Los Angeles book tour thing.  It’s always been a lot of fun, and the new one is a good excuse for just that kind of blast.  It’s a collaboration with Theme Park designer Christopher Merritt, called Pacific Ocean Park: The […]

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The Days of Anna Madrigal | Armistead Maupin | Review

It was with great excitement that I got my review copy of the ‘Days of Anna Madrigal’. To open those pages was to be transported back to when I read the first books; the characters, as they have for people all around the world, have become real to me, so to be able to visit […]

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Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Neil Young, he has been a great part of my life for over 25 years, hardly a day goes past when I don’t listen to one of his songs.. yet even through that he is a kind of […]

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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – Book Review

This book just kept popping up everywhere, I read about it, heard songs that were inspired by it and saw pictures of it… so as they say in Twin Peaks; if three things happen pertaining to the same event one must pay strict attention, so I downloaded J I have read Herman Hesse many years […]

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I thoroughly enjoyed this site build, it took me right back to my youth, Helena runs writing workshops for children, I do so wish this sort of thing had been about when I was a child, as ever Georgia has made some lovely artwork to go with the site and we are all chuffed with the results, […]

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Rare Stamps: Reflections on Living, Breathing, and Acting by Terence Stamp

I read the first Terence Stamp autobiographies in the 80’s and just loved his introspection then, so imagine my joy when I discovered ‘Rare Stamps’ a journey through the thoughts of Mr Stamp whilst he was making some of his brilliant movies, but also when he wasn’t, on his travels around India and the wisdom […]

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Inferno Dan Brown – review

Inferno Dan Brown I awaited this book with great anticipation. I love a good thriller, in fact it was Dan Brown that brought me back to reading novels having lost myself in biographies for a number of years. Let’s face it you know what you are going to get with a Dan Brown book, but is […]

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