Book Review: Two Hours by Ed Caesar


Two hours. What’s that? A good movie minus the incredibly annoying ‘get your coke from the foyer’ adverts? Maybe the average length of a gig these days? The time it takes to peel the shell off a boiled egg? In the case of this book it is the new Holy Grail of marathon running. The…

Book Review: The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson


We are all psychopaths to a greater or lesser degree. Just cos the word is associated with a dodgy family motel in Middle-America doesn’t mean that the trait doesn’t or cannot exist within ‘normal’ folks like you and me. Well, definitely me anyway. I am definitely normal. Right! Jon Ronson – author of The Men…

76/366: Let’s be bold my captain 


 Whenever I go to Bristol I can’t help but think about Robert Louis Stevenson’s awesome book Treasure Island which has some vivid scenes based around the harbour in the town. I spotted this wee palm tree and barrel whilst heading for the bus this morning.  Of course, the other thing which happens is I end…