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Russian Roulette

“I can remember very clearly the afternoon I found the revolver in the brown deal corner-cupboard in a bedroom which I shared with my elder brother.” 608 more words

Graham Greene

Everything has a cost

Opening the virgin pages of a new book is a special feeling, like an explorer stepping onto a foreign shore for the first time. But the characteristic new-book smell escapes as you open the covers and turn over the first pages; a mixture of size, printer’s ink and freshly dried glue. 1,000 more words


The suffering of Jonah Lomu

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu died this week in November, 2015 at the age of 40. I first heard his name in 1997 when I was introduced to the sport in Hong Kong, which had just become my home. 1,301 more words



Thought I’d do a review of the books that I bought from Awesomebooks.com just to help those of you planning on buying from them. Since I only ordered second-hand books I’ll stick to reviewing them and not the selection of new books that they also offer. 306 more words


Elephant No. 25: Saigon, Vietnam

I’ve been informed that my last post was “too historical”, so I’ll try and stay more on track with this one! This is a little elephant I found in the Reunification Palace in Saigon. 518 more words


Meet Me at The Savoy, Pt. 2: Greene Gin

Greene was born in 1902, to a modestly successful family — comfortable but certainly not as rich or as highly placed as the Flemings. He suffered severe bouts of depression early in life, even attempting suicide whilst at school and being sent away for psychiatric evaluation. 1,284 more words

Adventures & Destinations

‘Exceptionally non-boring’: Robert Harling’s Memoir of Ian Fleming

Review by Jonathan Hopson

‘Who was Robert Harling?’ asks Fiona McCarthy in her foreword. The answer is a man of mystery who played many roles – type designer, advertising executive, sailor, commando, novelist, architectural critic, magazine editor, lothario in fedora and tight trousers. 812 more words

Ian Fleming