The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett

This is a superb story from Alan Bennett. As I read this, I was able to imagine listening to an audiobook of this story narrated by the author and loving the inflections of his voice. The story is about Rosemary and Maurice Ransome who come home from the opera to find their flat has beenContinue reading “The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett”

Diary of a Nobody – Book Review

The original text for this book first appeared in Punch magazine but was turned into a book and published in 1892. Weedon Grossmith drew the illustrations that illuminate this book. This is the diary of Mr Charles Pooter who takes himself too seriously and is rather self-important. He has a habit of having small accidentsContinue reading “Diary of a Nobody – Book Review”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Freddie the Buddhist Cat is now on TikTok. Here is a link to the page  https://www.tiktok.com/@julianworkerbooks Freddie treats everything with respect. People, animals, birds, plants, even his breakfast. Freddie finds Buddhism. Saved from the shelter by John and Mary, a new life begins. Then he meets Gemma.  She regards humans as oppressors as they tookContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

Pigs Have Wings by PG Wodehouse

I really do appreciate the Blandings Castle books of PG Wodehouse. The characters are larger than life and magnificent in their individual traits. Here both of the pigs vying for the Silver medal at the Fat Pigs event at the local agricultural show are stolen at different times but are returned in the nick ofContinue reading “Pigs Have Wings by PG Wodehouse”

Cat of 9 Tales – 67% discount

Where is Freddie? Is he in the washing machine or under the bath, behind the dry stone wall, or trying to climb the tall tree in the corner of the garden? Freddie was a cat who loved bread and would steal it whenever he could, even if it meant biting into a sandwich that wasContinue reading “Cat of 9 Tales – 67% discount”

Keeping in Touch – 67% Savings

My book Keeping in Touch is available here at a discount from 6th December to 13th December. We are closer to those further away than to those nearer to us. A story about communication in the 21st Century. Is Social Media making us unsociable. Are all our heads in The Cloud? The usage of languageContinue reading “Keeping in Touch – 67% Savings”

Cat of 9 Tales – 67% discount

Where is Freddie? Is he in the washing machine or under the bath, behind the dry stone wall, or trying to climb the tall tree in the corner of the garden? Freddie was a cat who loved bread and would steal it whenever he could, even if it meant biting into a sandwich that wasContinue reading “Cat of 9 Tales – 67% discount”

Keeping in Touch – 67% Savings

My book Keeping in Touch is available here at a discount from 6th December to 13th December. We are closer to those further away than to those nearer to us. A story about communication in the 21st Century. Is Social Media making us unsociable. Are all our heads in The Cloud? The usage of languageContinue reading “Keeping in Touch – 67% Savings”

Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Freddie the Buddhist Cat is now on TikTok. Here is a link to the page ¬†https://www.tiktok.com/@julianworkerbooks Freddie treats everything with respect. People, animals, birds, plants, even his breakfast. Freddie finds Buddhism. Saved from the shelter by John and Mary, a new life begins. Then he meets Gemma.  She regards humans as oppressors as they tookContinue reading “Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

This just might be the best fiction book I read in 2022. It’s utterly brilliant and yet I can’t work out why. In a way, it doesn’t matter. It combines a heroine who has wisdom in dealing with people beyond her years together with a cast of support characters who might live quite close toContinue reading “Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons”