Book of the Week: The Monk who sold his ferrari

The monk who sold his Ferrari Robin shame Harper Collins Publishing A self help book told as a story. Not trying to tell you what you can do to transform your life butnthenstory of Julian and John. Julian has taken a step from his life away from the humdrum of daily living. He explains to … Continue reading Book of the Week: The Monk who sold his ferrari

Book Of The Week: The Toy Dolls From Fulwell to Fukuoka

The Toy Dolls From Fulwell to Fukuoka Ronan Fitzsimons Ardra Press Sunderland 1979, an England with class divide arising from a punk revolution and the beginning of Maggie Thatcher. Three young men decide to start a band singing about life on the these streets, whether it’s the people living there or those they see from … Continue reading Book Of The Week: The Toy Dolls From Fulwell to Fukuoka

Book of the Week: Violent Borders by Reece Jones

Violent Borders Refugees and the right to move Reece Jones Verso books I am amazed at how it is so much easier to love capital and goods than people. We seem to worry that people born outside our lands somehow want to uproot and move in. Of course the opposite can happen. It’s ok for … Continue reading Book of the Week: Violent Borders by Reece Jones

Book of the week: Holding by Graham Norton

Holding Graham Norton Hodder and Stoughton Detail. It’s vital. This book is full of detail. Also, descriptive writing. We are asked to picture a small village in Co Cork. The drawing is painted for us so we need no imagination. As the words travel from the page to my consciousness I can see this village. … Continue reading Book of the week: Holding by Graham Norton

Book of the Week: The production of money by Ann Pettifor

The production of money How to break the power of the bankers Ann Pettifor Verso books So what has happened since global capitalism was brought to the brink 10 years ago? A policy of cuts and slash and burn ensured which brought untold hardship on to many, especially those who had little beforehand. Whilst banks … Continue reading Book of the Week: The production of money by Ann Pettifor

Book of the Week: Fordlandia The rise and fall of Henry fords forgotten jungle city

Fordlandia The rise and fall of Henry fords forgotten jungle city Greg Grandin Icon Books So what do you do when you want to built a factory in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon. Not only that you want to employ thousands of people who don’t live there so you need to create homes. To … Continue reading Book of the Week: Fordlandia The rise and fall of Henry fords forgotten jungle city

Book of the week: Crashing The Party by Heather Gaitney

Crashing The Party From the Bernie Sanders campaign to a progressive movement Heather Gaitney Verso Books So many times since the election of Donald Trump have I heard experts telling me what went wrong )or indeed right). People from a well established establishment offering their views on what they know best. Not what they feel … Continue reading Book of the week: Crashing The Party by Heather Gaitney

Book of the week: Watching the Match The inside story of football on television by Brian Barwick

Watching the Match The inside story of football on television Brian barwick Andre Deutsch books We all know the modern world is relatively young. Whilst we can believe life has been on this earth in some form over millennia it is only since electrification and the industrial revolution that things have moved with great pace. … Continue reading Book of the week: Watching the Match The inside story of football on television by Brian Barwick

Book of the week: Still suitable for miners by Billy Bragg

Still suitable for miners Billy Bragg Andrew Collins Ebury publishing He may not have wanted to change the world but he certainly changed many peoples view of it. Billy Bragg has been searching for a New England since picking up a guitar 40 years ago. His lyrics are poetic at times and Collins dissects some … Continue reading Book of the week: Still suitable for miners by Billy Bragg

Book Of The Week: Me and my mate Jeffrey by Niall Breslin

Me and my mate Jeffrey Niall Breslin Hachette books So anyone that has the following lines in their book is going to get my support “It is frustrating to the core when politics and economics are prioritized ahead of human development. So often in a capitalist society economics comes first, humanity comes second”. Better still … Continue reading Book Of The Week: Me and my mate Jeffrey by Niall Breslin