Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead

In this book (the first in a series) the author shares some adventures she and her husband experienced when they first moved to Spain. She acknowledges their move was primarily motivated by her own desire, her husband being less enthusiastic. In view of this divergence, they agreed on a five-year plan to see whether life … More Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead

Jane Austen – A Life by Claire Tomalin

Considering the dearth of detailed records or documented occurrences, Claire Tomalin has done an excellent job with this biography. She must be commended for the depth and breadth of her research. It must have taken considerable time to gather so much information and to ‘interpret’ it to the extent it relates to Jane Austen herself. … More Jane Austen – A Life by Claire Tomalin

Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) by Catherine Townsend-Lyon

This is a very personal, honest, no holds barred, memoir depicting the author’s journey with gambling addiction. Catherine Townsend-Lyon is very honest about all her failings. Though she admits writing the book had a cathartic effect it must have been very hard to recall and put into public view all that occurred on her journey. … More Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) by Catherine Townsend-Lyon

Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E Clarke

This is a book the majority, if not all, parents would do well to read. It clearly, and uncompromisingly, depicts how a parent’s behaviour may impact on their off-spring for life. Lucinda Clarke is an excellent author whose writing carries the reader along with ease. She incorporates: humour along with distress; emotions with thoughts; clear … More Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E Clarke

Against All Odds by Paul Connolly

This is an honest and hard hitting autobiography that should help readers understand what motivates some of the ‘difficult’ characters they may come across in life. The author himself has been one such. His bravery in exposing himself so thoroughly, without any attempt to shield his identity, must be acknowledged. Hopefully, readers will properly take … More Against All Odds by Paul Connolly

For the Love of a Dingo by Berenice Walters and Pamela Jean King

Authored by Berenice Walters and Pamela Jean King. The reader needs to be aware this is a combination of memoir and biographical information and observations. A combination that works well and provides an interesting, informative and delightful read that is recommended. There are three distinct parts to the book. Though the authorship is shown as … More For the Love of a Dingo by Berenice Walters and Pamela Jean King