Book Review

Book Reviews

Big Bear: Black Sabbath to Jazz Festivals – the Midlands music scene in new book

Whether you like great music or just well-written biography, the book Don’t Worry ‘Bout The Bear is a treat.  It tells the story of Birmingham’s unassuming music powerhouse, Jim Simpson, the blues-loving jazzman who launched Black Sabbath on to an unsuspecting world (and the world is still unsure as to whether to thank him or […]

Father’s Day books for Stoke fans!

With Father’s Day only 2 weeks away, here are a few ideas for football fans of a Stoke City persuasion: PREMIER! Stoke City’s 10 Years in the Premier League by David Lee There’s a surprise! Yes, PREMIER! celebrates Stoke City’s 10 year adventure (& sometimes misadventure) in football’s Top Flight between 2008 and 2018. This […]

Book Review – Mortal Instruments – City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’ Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.” …”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.” “Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.” – Cassandra Clare ‘City of Bones’ The […]