Tuesday, August 28, 2007

August Book Club

The August Book Club finally saw the light of day today, just a couple of days before the end of August. (Don't ask, it's been a very weird month...)

The following books were featured:-
1. The Alastair Campbell Diaries: The Blair Years (Hutchinson)
2. Guy Walters - Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole The Olympic Dream (John Murray)
3. Peter Barton - Passchendaele: The Complete Panorama Of The Third Battle Of Ypres (Constable & Robinson)
4. Cathi Unsworth - The Singer (Serpent's Tail)
5. Roy Morgan - The Encyclopaedia Of World Cricket (Sports Books)
6. Tom Wright - Roadwork: Rock n Roll Turned Inside Out (Hal Leonard)
And, you can listen to it here.

Books also received during June, July and August, some of which may well feature in the September show ... whenever that's going be broadcast (I'll let you know as soon as Keith Telly Topping knows his very self) include:-
Kathy Reichs - Ashes To Bones (Heinemann)
Paul Weller - Suburban 100 (Century)
Julian Cope - Japrocksampler: How The Post-War Japanese Blew Their Minds On Rock n Roll (Bloomsbury)
Glenda & Jack Rollin (ed) - The Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007-08 (Headline)
Robert Harvey - The War Of Wars: The Epic Struggle Between Britain & France 1789-1815 (Constable & Robinson)
Roy & Lesley Adkins - The War For All The Oceans: From Nelson At The Nile To Napoleon At Waterloo (Abacus)
Michael Simkins - Fatty Batter: How Cricket Saved By Life ... Then Ruined It (Ebury)
David Nolan - Bernard Sumner Confusion: Joy Division, Electronic & New Order Versus The World (IMP)
Norman Davies - Europe At War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory (Pan)
Rajender Amarnath - The Making Of A Legend: Lala Amarnath (Sports Books)
Jeremy Scahill - Blackwater (Serpent's Tail)
David McWilliams - The Pope's Children: Ireland's New Elite (Pan)
Ian R English - For You, Tommy, The War Is Over (Business Education Publishers)
Iain Gale - Man Of Honour (HarperCollins)
Richard Milton - Best Of Enemies: Britain & Germany One Hundred Years Of Truth & Lies (Icon)
Simon Cox and Mark Foster - An A To Z Of The Occult (Mainstream Publishing)
Ron Butlin - No More Angels (Serpent's Tail)
Stuart McBride - Broken Skin (HarperCollins)
Robert Douglas - At Her Majesty's Pleasure (Hodder & Stoughton)
Arthur McClelland - From Tyne To Tsar (University Press of Sunderland)
Christopher Brookmyre - Attack Of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks (LittleBrown)
Philip Nolan - Ryanland: A No-Fills Odyssey Across The New Europe (Hodder Headline)
Sophie Gee - The Scandal Of The Season (Chatto & Windus)
Laura Kipnis - The Female Thing (Serpent's Tale)
Piers Bizony - Atom (Icon)

Current Listening:-
Brinsley Schwarz
The Edgar Broughton Band
Modest Mouse
Hurrah!
God Speed You Black Emperor
H Foundation
Amateur Transplant's parody of the 'Sheila's Wheels' tune.
The John Peel Show
Round the Horne
Radio 2's Mad About the Boy and The Producers.

Current Viewing:-
Time Team repeats
Top Gear repeats
The West Wing repeats - well... it's that time of the year.
The Secret Life Of The Motorway
Match Of The Day
British Film Forever
Saxondale
Heroes
A Bit Of Fry And Laurie.
Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.


Oh, and to all of the lovely people who were at Our Graeme Telly Topping's Big Boozy Birthday Bash on Sunday, that was what we in 'the biz' call 'a stone groove, baby ...'

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