I was really looking forward to speaking with author Blaise van Hecke....I had so much pleasure from sharing the childhood experiences of her memoir titled THE ROAD TO TRALFAMADORE IS BATHED IN RIVER WATER. I was especially pleased when she offered to visit the studio for a chat! This is a charming little book, with... Continue Reading →


WAR & PEACE, podcast – Ander Louis

Do you ever feel a pang of guilt when you see a reference to War & Peace and realise you have still to read it? I do.... but then I am seduced by the arrival of a new Harry Bosch crime novel tempting me and I succumb! Good Life guest, Ander Louis, was in the... Continue Reading →

SCRUBLANDS – Chris Hammer

When one of my most trusted publicist contacts assured me I would love Chris Hammer’s first novel, Scrublands, I accepted her offer of a review copy – and I am SO glad I did! After 30 years as a journalist and a long involvement with TV and radio, he has turned his hand to writing... Continue Reading →

STERN JUSTICE – Adam Wakeling

I LOVE my books, with a particular interest in crime novels. I have recently read Stern Justice by Adam Wakeling and this is a book which covers crime on a grand scale… the Japanese War Trials. This book is obviously the end product of an incredible amount of research and the bibliography covers about 15... Continue Reading →

THE DOCTOR’S DIET – Dr Sandro Demaio

I was really intrigued to receive both the Doctor's Diet and The Garden Apothecary: The Happy Gut for review within the same week. Not so long ago, a book related to health and nutrition would have depicted on the cover either a healthy and delicious meal or the photograph of an earnest, conservative, confidence-inducing nutritionist... Continue Reading →

HAPPY AS – Lisa Portolan

In the studio I spoke with Lisa Portolan, author of a quite challenging book titled HAPPY AS, written by Lisa Portolan, offers the premise that we are actually being made miserable by our perpetual search for this elusive thing called 'happiness'! Lisa describes it in one chapter as " indescribable emotion. Intangible. Ephemeral". I... Continue Reading →

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