Charting the final era of the clash and the politics of the day, the re-election of Thatcher and Reagan and subsequent hounding of the left. Interesting that they were on the rise as the clash was in the demise.
A book for the political anorak or student. It tells the story of the first half of the coalition of Fine Gael and labour from 2010 - 2015 and what they inherited
This book speaks of a time when communists were taking over Hungary and China, when places called Israel and Republic of Ireland were only beginning. It’s an historic tale of how Henry Smart helped shape events. Or not as the case more likely was
This book is a beautiful read interspersing thorns diaries and her memories of growing up outside London. It paints a vivid picture of her discos at the weekends, her shopping trips and subsequent interest in music. It is a woman talking about her life growing up as a girl
Harding had a heart attack, received a stent and has vowed from that day to give thanks. To sing gratitude to the world. To the doctors and nurses. To the paramedics who got to him within 9 minutes of dialling 999.
Deep down it is a story of some hope. I have opinions on foreign policy and neo liberalism. I feel a torch needs to be shone on human rights abuses and Power is helping to shine a dim light. Hopefully it is one that never fades.
Classic writing from Ernest Hemingway, a memoir of his time in Paris
They say you must be mad to want to be a goalkeeper and while this book humanises the people involved their madness shines right throughout the 300 pages.
A flashback and important document of the UK punk scene in the early 1990's
Brogan was an amateur footballer and while his career outside sport may have been assisted with his prowess on the pitch it is amazing to think how much time and investment goes into playing at the top.