Short Stories or Articles
A Quiet Afternoon in the Museum of Torture, by Catherine Czerkawska - Love hurts.
Kallee and Other Stories - a much loved book of animal stories
Cooking The Books - Authors Electric fight back!
The Five-Pound Pony - by Karen Bush - this book wins a rosette!
Sedition by Katharine Grant - beautiful dancing prose, wit and lively characters...
'The Fool's Girl' by Celia Rees - a beautiful, historical, Shakespearian fantasy
Wolf Hall and Bring Out the Bodies - reviews of Hilary Mantel's mistresspieces
A Boy called M.O.U.S.E by Penny Dolan - a book to revel in.
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien - sinister, eerie, unsettling comedy...
Bird of Passage by Catherine Czerkawska - Unrelenting, totally absorbed love for another...
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel - beautifully bleak...
Tales From Moonshiny Hall by Stuart Hall - the grue that only a well-told story can give...
All That Lives: The Poetry of Sex, Death and Pathology by Valerie Laws - grim subjects, but wonderful poetry.
Her Lines, My Lines, by Joan Lennon and Kyla Tomlinson - again and again a phrase fills my head with an image or sensation.
'The Storm Bottle' by Nick Green - a dazzling Bermudian dolphin fantasy
My Memories of a Future Life - by Roz Morris - Excellent but uncategorisable...
Project Firebird - by Nick Green - a thoroughly entertaining, exciting, thought-provoking and powerfully written book.
'Writing In The House Of Dreams' by Jenny Alexander - A shaman's handbook...
A review of 'Period Piece' a memoir by Gwen Raverat, Charles Darwin's granddaughter.
The Law's Strangest Cases - eccentric judges, marauding moles, difficult jurors...
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker - the instincts which protect us from violence
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule - a journalist's relationship with a serial killer.
Reviews of Yudkin's 'Pure, White and Deadly' and Lustig's 'Fat Chance.' - The danger of sugar
The Atheist's Guide To Christmas - like being a fish, reading polemics about water being a good thing.