Category Archives: John Wade

Breathing Lessons

Music to read ‘Breathing Lessons’ to. This is the song Ira and Maggie sing in chapter one of Part 3 of the book. Perhaps we’ll give it a go when we meet……. Advertisements

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How To Live Dangerously

A massive thank you to the author of ‘How to Live Dangerously’ – Warwick Cairns – who joined us live via Skype for a fascinating and spirited Q&A session. A little something to get us in the mood How To Stay Sunny Side Up This piece appeared in the Guardian on 2nd July 2016 in …

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Wise Children

It was the jumbled and confused ramblings of a sex starved old crone. Jules Tyler

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On the Beach

  In 2007, Gideon Haigh wrote an article in The Monthly arguing that On the Beach is Australia’s most important novel: Most novels of apocalypse posit at least a group of survivors and the semblance of hope. On The Beach allows nothing of the kind. The Rotter’s didn’t like it quite as much as Gideon …

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Alone in Berlin

There is a film adaptation of the book released in the UK in March 2017. It has had mixed reviews but has to be worth a look. Here is the trailer

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The Road

A top book…especially if you have a son. And for once the film version is pretty impressive too. Don’t watch it on your own though.

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The Big Sleep

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Slaughterhouse 5

The first ever radio dramatisation of the book, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 40 years after its publication.

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