“A TALE OF BUDDHAS AND BANDITS”

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“A TALE OF BUDDHAS AND BANDITS” – BILLY KERR One of the funniest books to have found its way into my fiercely calloused hands in the past few years, this epic tale recounts Scotsman Billy’s travels around the world. In …

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“FREE BEER”

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“FREE BEER” – CLIFF ANDERSON A refreshing ‘outsiders’ look at the type of man freewheeling bohemian Jack Kerouac became in his final years whilst living in Florida, Free Beer quirkily features an interview with Anderson about his tried-and-tested friendship with …

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“WHAT DO I KNOW ANYWAY?”

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“What Do I Know Anyway?” – Jamie McGarry   Writing poetry is a painstaking craft, and it’s clear from the outset that Scarborough-based Jamie McGarry spends a lot of time in perfecting his poems.An award-winning poet at a young age, Jamie unleashed What …

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“HIDEOUS KINKY”

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“HIDEOUS KINKY” – ESTHER FREUD The book that inspired the Kate Winslett-starring movie, “Hideous Kinky” charts the lives of a hippie mother and her two young daughters as they aspire to eke out a living in Morocco. Cleverly told from …

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“MARLEY & ME”

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“MARLEY & ME” – JOHN GROGAN Essentially a love story of a different breed, “Marley & Me” charts the ups and downs of John and Jenny, a couple who decide to pick up a Labrador retriever, oblivious to the temperament …

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“THE SILENT LAND”

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“THE SILENT LAND” – GRAHAM JOYCE Yet another thoroughly gripping thrill-ride from the master of suspense, British novelist Graham Joyce, “The Silent Land” pits a guy called Jake and his wife against their own wits as they try to deduce …

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“THE TRAP” – JOHN SMELCER

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“THE TRAP” – JOHN SMELCER Caught in one of his own bear-traps, an elderly Alaskan gent hopes and prays that his doting seventeen-year-old grandson will rush to his rescue before he perishes either as a result of freezing to death …

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“EXTREME FRONTIERS”

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“EXTREME FRONTIERS” – CHARLEY BOORMAN Charley’s back for yet another epic adventure. Since becoming a major celebrity in the wake of travelling “Long Way Round” with Ewan McGregor, Charley’s barely stopped travelling or writing, having undertaken a number of ‘solo’ …

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“SMOKING POPPY”

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“SMOKING POPPY” – GRAHAM JOYCE (reviewed by Steve Rudd) Essentially the story of a man on a mission to rescue his estranged daughter from an exceedingly sticky situation in Thailand, ‘Smoking Poppy’ revolves around a guy called Dan from the …

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MILES SALTER – “ANIMALS”

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MILES SALTER – “ANIMALS” (reviewed by Steve Rudd) Few collections of poetry pack as hearty a punch as the second from York-based writer and musician Miles Salter. The eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s ‘The Border’, this collection focuses on all manner …

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