MOUNTAIN OF BOOKS FAIR, Ferny Creek Reserve, Hilton Road Sassafras Sat & Sun 4th Nov 2018

On The Good Life, it is unlikely you will not hear books mentioned at least once on every program! This week we spoke about Mountain of Books, the annual fair which will be held again at Ferny Creek Reserve during November. Meryll Williams is the owner of Rainy Day Books, a den of overwhelming temptation... Continue Reading →


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 →

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 →

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 →

THE BRIDGE – Enza Gandolfo

In the studio a studio interview on the 18th of June, my first guest, Enza Gandolfo, is the author of a book titled THE BRIDGE, with the historical background of a tragic incident many of us remember well.  (I remember it particularly vividly as my Dad had had a stroke the previous night and died... Continue Reading →

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