Monday, 31 August 2009

New Kerry Greenwood Book

I love the Kerry Greenwood "Earthly Delights" Mystery Series starring larger than life Corinna Chapman, Baker and Owner of Earthly Delights Bakery set in Modern Melbourne, the books have a wonderful host of quirky characters from Witches, Retired Professor's ,Ex Junkies, Computer Geeks plus the Handsome Daniel Corinna's Lover. I have read and listened to all the Audiobooks and I feel slightly bereft when I come to the end of them so I am really looking forward to "Forbidden Fruit" being released in October .

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Persephone Books

the persephone bookshopImage by this lyre lark via Flickr

I was looking up a book Description today and serendipitously came across a link to the Persephone Books homepage
it is a Publishing House that republishes forgotten Gems from the last Century mainly by women after a look through the Catalogue I will definitely be putting in an order, there are some very interesting books to be had, it has even given me some ideas for Christmas presents with their book a month.

"They are all carefully designed with a clear typeface, a dove-grey jacket, a 'fabric' endpaper and bookmark, and a preface by writers such as Penelope Fitzgerald, Nina Bawden and Polly Toynbee."

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys album coverImage via Wikipedia

Had the pleasure of seeing "Jersey Boys" on the Weekend,I had a front row Seat which I hadn't realized till I got there my Ticket was Row B so I thought it was the 2nd row but no it was a fantastic front row seat and boy was the Show Great, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Show so much, the Music and the Cast were incredible so for anyone visiting Melbourne from Interstate like me do yourself a favour as Molly Meldrum would say and go and see the Show

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Thursday, 6 August 2009

Guilty Pleasure

Last week late one night I was Channel surfing and came across "The Accursed Kings" on SBS it is a 5 Part Mini Series based on the series of Books by Maurice Druon "Les Rois Maudits" it is a good Medieval Romp about Robert of Artois trying to get his Kingdom back from from his Aunt Mahaut played by Jeanne Moreau it is wonderfully over the top with the acting and Costumes, pure escapism basically a Costume Soapie, even the Trailer below is completely OTT, but I am completely enjoying it a very guilty pleasure.

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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Something to look forward to

I haven't really come across any Movies recently that I wanted to to go and see but when I came across "Julie and Julia" it appealed to me straight away , over here in Australia it won't be released until October but I will wait patiently until then and may be pick up the book.

I also wondered which Cookbook I could follow for a Year and finally came up with "Gourmet Ireland" Books 1 & 2 by Paul and Jeanne Rankin from 15 years ago , mainly because we have cooked quite a few recipes from this book and keep coming back to them.

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