Author: adambowie

Books

The Island by Ragnar Jónasson

It’s 1988, many years before the events recounted in the first of the Hidden Iceland trilogy, The Darkness. A pair of teenagers have...

Books

The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson

Following on from the latest Yrsa Sigurðardóttir novel, I thought I’d stay in Iceland and catch up with Ragnar Jónasson who...

Books

The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Absolution is the third in the “Children’s House” series of books from one if Iceland’s leading crime writers.  A...

Internet, Technology

NAS Upgrading Fun

I’m documenting this, just in case there’s someone out there for whom it’s useful. I had two NAS drives, both made by...

Photography

Orchids – Colours of Colombia at Kew Gardens

Somehow it has been years and years since I last visited Kew Gardens. I managed to visit on the penultimate day of their Orchids –...

Books

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

It’s the early 1980s and our narrator, Lizzie Vogel, is about to leave home for the first time, and move from her village into the city...

Media, TV

BritBox

ITV plc has just reported its annual results, and it was for that reason that we got the announcement of BritBox pretty much...

Audio, Radio

Where Next for ILR?

When LBC launched in 1973, it was the first Independent Local Radio (ILR) station in the UK. Capital Radio was the second station,...

Books

Walking in Berlin by Franz Hessel

I picked up a copy of Walking in Berlin over Christmas having become fascinated by the period after reading the first couple of Volker...

Radio

IP Contributions on the Radio

This morning I Tweeted this, and it got more than a few likes: (NB. I apologise for the misplaced apostrophe in end’s – it...