‘Oz’ by Bobbie Darbyshire, published by Cinnamon Press, 2014

When I read the sample of this, it was the best sample I’d read on my Kindle. Of anything. Ever. And I read a lot of samples. So I actually bought a brand new copy of the book (something I seldom do – impoverished writer labouring in garret, yada yada). And now that I haveContinue reading “‘Oz’ by Bobbie Darbyshire, published by Cinnamon Press, 2014”

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Welcoming summer with Polymnia

On Sunday last I enjoyed a most pleasurable evening in the company of one of our premiere local chamber choirs here in Milton Keynes: Polymnia. This is only the second time I have heard them. I don’t understand why this should be, so I enquired whether it was a newish choir and learned it wasContinue reading “Welcoming summer with Polymnia”

Book review: “Paganini’s Ghost” by Paul Adam

I was completely hooked by Paul Adam’s first book featuring Gianni Castiglione (The Rainaldi Quartet) and so was keen to read this when I heard about it. If you like classical music – particularly Italian, particularly for the violin – and are interested in the history of violins and how they are made you willContinue reading “Book review: “Paganini’s Ghost” by Paul Adam”