REVEIW – Boi Boi is Dead at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Afro-jazz legend, father, lover, playboy, husband, rulebreaker, enigmatic force of nature… Boi Boi is dead. But not forgotten. Left alone to rebuild her life, Miriam's heartache is interrupted when Boi Boi's reckless ex-wife Stella and traditionalistic brother show up to stake their claim on his name, on his property and to revel in the glory … Continue reading REVEIW – Boi Boi is Dead at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

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The Cry of the Go-Away Bird – A chat with Andrea Eames

A few weeks ago, after a glowing recommendation from a friend, I read 'The Cry of the Go Away Bird' by Andrea Eames. This atmospheric book is set in Zimbabwe during the late 1990's, covering the increasingly volatile political and economic situation through the eyes of a young teenager - sorry, a young white teenager, … Continue reading The Cry of the Go-Away Bird – A chat with Andrea Eames

Why Libraries in Leeds are so important.

Ahem, as featured on today's Guardian Leeds "Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere..." - Jean Rhys For longer than I can remember, I have loved books. Not necessarily stories, but always books. I think that my favourites are old, original … Continue reading Why Libraries in Leeds are so important.