Category Archives: Journalism

BOOK TO SCREEN: White Mischief

1987 film directed by Michael Radford White Mischief tells the story of the still-unsolved murder of Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll, in Kenya in 1941. Erroll was well-known for being in a louche set in Kenya – his impressive … Continue reading

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Reading in 2012

Well, despite what might be implied by my complete failure to post any reviews during 2012, I was still reading. Good news was that I retrieved most of my books from storage at the end of 2012 (after almost six … Continue reading

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Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell

(originally published 1997) I read this while at my parents’ house and so don’t have a copy to refresh my memory. This is a collection of Bushnell’s newspaper columns, originally written in the New York Observer from 1994, and detailed … Continue reading

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Posted in 2011 New Reads, Fiction, Filmed adaptations, Journalism, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime – Misha Glenny

Glenny is known as a journalist and foreign correspondent, particularly for eastern Europe, and has previously written about the Balkans and the fall of Yugoslavia. McMafia is a fascinating study of the way organised crime has spread throughout the world, … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Sun – Ryszard Kapuscinski

This is a book about Africa, in all its variety and puzzling contradictions. For a European, Ryszard Kapuscinski manages to get into the African mindset very easily, and he writes with great compassion and understanding. The book is a series … Continue reading

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