Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Tragic Shores is the first non-fiction title by Thomas H Cook, a prolific crime and suspense novelist. It is a travel memoir with a difference, an account of the author’s visits to “dark places”, places where sometimes unimaginable levels of human brutality and...
Book Review: Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When

Book Review: Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When

Have you ever wished you’d travelled at a different time of year because your holiday was ruined by crowds, mosquitos or endless rain? Or wondered what to do with your two weeks off in June? Or are you just seeking inspiration for your next trip? If so, then Where to...
Books to Read Before You Visit New Zealand

Books to Read Before You Visit New Zealand

This is the first of what will be an occasional series on “Books to Read Before You Visit…” I always like to prepare for a visit to a new country by reading as much as possible. Not just history and guidebooks, but fiction as well: I find that novels and short stories...
Book Review: Sunflower Walk and Eat Stockholm

Book Review: Sunflower Walk and Eat Stockholm

Two things I enjoy when visiting a new city are exploring by foot and sampling the food. So the Sunflower Walk and Eat series, with their emphasis upon walks and food, is a winning combination for me. Armed with my review copy of Walk and Eat Stockholm I set off to...