Book review: ‘Dadventures’ by Alex Gregory

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“A couple of days or just a few minutes is all it takes to change the path of a young person’s life. How often do we break up our time, step out the front door and give our children one of the few gifts they’ll remember, a special memory made so simply with the people…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘Days of Wonder’ by Keith Stuart

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“Every year, when I was a kid, my Dad put on a play for my birthday. He did it to help me cope with my annual heart check-up, and also the fear and uncertainty that I felt pretty much every day. He called them the Days of Wonder, because he said wonder beat everything.” The…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘A Boy Made Of Blocks’ by Keith Stuart

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I had a sneaky suspicion, before even turning the first page of Keith Stuart’s debut novel, that I would really enjoy it. Having been marketed as “the most uplifting novel of the year” and received a glowing endorsement from Graeme Simsion, writer of The Rosie Project - one of my favourite reads in recent years - I was…Read the full article…

Carrie Dunn’s ‘Spandex’ peers behind the British wrestling curtain

It’s really quite fitting that Carrie Dunn’s new book, an exploration of the business of British professional wrestling, is called Spandex. Much more than just a catchy title, the name is actually emblematic of mainstream perception of wrestling as a whole. No matter how much the industry has evolved over the past three decades into the…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘Hart Strings’ by Julie Hart

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Few professional wrestlers’ careers have been as highly-documented as that of Bret Hart. Not only did the seven-time World heavyweight champion bare all in his highly-acclaimed autobiography My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling back in 2007, but the WWE Hall of Famer’s career has also been celebrated in a number of DVD boxsets over the…Read the full article…