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Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo

One of the books I picked up on my visit to the Hay Festival last month, was Mad Blood Stirring, the first adult fiction novel written by Simon Mayo. 635 more words

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Blame by Simon Mayo

Short Review

Blame is a dramatic and daring young adult novel. It is action packed pretty much from beginning to end and offers a believable vision of a near future. 1,759 more words


Review | Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo

Forgotten history revived. 4/5 stars.

Thank you to Transworld and NetGalley for providing me with an e-copy of this book.

The blurb:

1815: The war is over but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace – like home – is still a long way away. 651 more words


Jo Whiley moves to BBC Radio 2 drivetime slot

Jo Whiley is to co-present a new, extended drivetime show with Simon Mayo, as Radio 2 overhauls its schedule.

Whiley will be the first female DJ on the station’s weekday daytime schedule for 20 years. 492 more words


BBC Radio 1 Vintage

Hopefully, like me, you have been enjoying BBC Radio 1’s entirely wonderful pop-up radio station BBC Radio 1 Vintage, which I think we can all agree is a timely reminder that things aren’t as good as they used to be – we’ll probably just differ a little on when exactly they were better. 153 more words

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Rules of Conduct - A Rant

It was a damp Sunday afternoon, so I decided to go and see Baby Driver today at the lovely State Cinema in North Hobart. I’ll write a review about it in the next few days when I’ve had a chance to think about the film a little more but suffice it to say, I loved the music, the performances and the incredible editing. 754 more words


3. The Girl Before by JP Delaney

I was really looking forward to this book, it sounded intriguing and that it would be full of suspense. I heard about it first on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show as one of his Monday bookclubs in February. 367 more words