Saturday, November 30, 2013

THE FOLIO BOOK OF HUMOROUS ANECDOTES - Introduction by Edward Leeson

A wonderful selection covering actors and the theatre, age food, drink, sex , travel and most everything else.

My favourite.

"When he was eighty, the late Spanish cellist Pablo Casals was warned that consummating his marriage with his new young wife might prove fatal. "If she dies, she dies,' he replied.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


The first collection of Father Brown mysteries.  Chesterton is extraordinary, blending  his humour, religion and philosophy into all his tales.

I find them easier reading than 'Sherlock Holmes' solely because of the humour.  On Kindle this edition is a public domain title an as such is available free of charge. A delightful read.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

RED SQUARE - Martin Cruz Smith

Very slow to start, boring actually, but it picks up and becomes a very good thriller.  Set in 1991 when the Soviet Union was imploding the murder of a black marketeer gets Investigator Renko involved.

The usual corruption that seemed to be part of everyday Soviet life is evident, the Russian mafia's all here and a love interest, worth reading if prefer the " thinking man" type hero.