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Saturday, January 16, 2021

What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye by Will Gompertz

What Are You Looking At?: 

150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye 

by Will Gompertz  

What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. 

From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art.

You will learn: not all conceptual art is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is no drip; Dali painted with his moustache; a urinal changed the course of art, why your 5-year-old really couldn't do it. 

Refreshing, irreverent and always straightforward, What Are You Looking At? cuts through the pretentious art speak and asks all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask. 

Your next gallery trip is going to be a little less intimidating and a lot more interesting.

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Heartened by Crime: A collection of romantic crime short stories and novellas by Renée Gendron

 Heartened by Crime: 

A collection of romantic crime short stories and novellas 

by Renée Gendron  

I started this collection to challenge myself to write in different genres. 

I selected the theme of crime, and as a romance writer, all stories in this volume have a romance arc—though some stories have stronger romances than others. 

This collection includes alternative history, historical romance, contemporary, dystopian and cyberpunk stories.

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Heartened By Crime

The Secret Market with Victoria Smurfit

 The Secret Market 

Dr. Amy McCarthy has risen through the medical ranks to become chief surgeon. 

She has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Back To Life - The Story - The Cast

 Back To Life - The Story - The Cast 

"After 18 years behind bars, Miri Matteson returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the claustrophobic coastal town she once knew."

Back To Life 

Daisy Haggard (Creator) as Miri Matteson

Geraldine James as Caroline Matteson, Miri's mother

Richard Durden as Oscar Matteson, Miri's father

 Christine Bottomley as Mandy, Miri's pre-prison best friend

Jo Martin as Janice, Miri's parole officer

Souad Faress as Anna, Billy's wife

Adeel Akhtar as Billy, Miri's budding love interest

Liam Williams as Nathan, Miri's boss at the fish and chip shop

Jamie Michie as Dom, Miri's now married pre-prison boyfriend and Caroline's secret affair

Imogen Gurney as Lara 

Frank Feys as Samuel

Christopher Sweeney - Director 

Laura Solon - Writer along with Daisy

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Boxer Boys (3 Book Series) by Nick Rippington


Boxer Boys (3 Book Series) 

by Nick Rippington

Sometimes your best friend can be your worst enemy

In Book One of the Boxer Boys series, talented 13-year-old sportsman Gary Marshall experiences the realities of living in a poor suburb when knife-wielding thugs try to rob him of his bike. Rescued by streetwise tough kid Arnie Dolan and his dog Stevo, the two strike up a close bond, forming a gang called the Boxer Boys to protect themselves and their territory.

When Gary accepts trials with a professional football club, the boys go their separate ways, only to be thrown back together when his parents split up. As Gary's world spins out of control he suffers a horrific injury on a night out and worse is to follow when the Boxer Boys get caught up in a street brawl which leaves a man dead.

Torn apart by circumstance it isn’t until eight years later that Arnie seeks out his former partner-in-crime.

So where is Gary? And why is he so keen to let the past stay in the past?

1982: Thatcher, the Falklands War and a criminal on the rise
In Book Two of the Boxer Boys series, Hard man Big Mo rules family and friends with a rod of iron. From his base in a rundown area of London, he is driven by a desire to emerge from the shadow of his career criminal father and lift his family out of the poverty trap.

When a warehouse raid turns up more than he bargains for, Mo finds himself in possession of the tools he needs to transform himself from petty criminal to big-time armed robber.

Planning the ultimate raid, Mo seems to have everything under control until Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher orders British troops – including his younger brother Clive – to war in the Falklands. As Mo fights the police and his own vicious temper, Clive faces a battle for survival in the desolate south Atlantic.

Eventually their two worlds will collide, threatening Mo and all he holds dear.

A savage murder, a killer on the loose...

In Book Three of the Boxer Boys series, Arnie Dolan is back – and this time he’s in a wheelchair. Ousted from his gang, it looks like his time at the top of the criminal underworld is over... but if you think that, you don’t know Arnie.

By contrast, life couldn't be much better for his former best mate Gareth Prince. The sports reporter has landed a promotion on his newspaper, the Sunday Tribune Despatch, scooped a major award and moved in with girlfriend Anjie and son Max. A life free from Arnie is just what the doctor ordered.

That is until tragedy strikes to rock both their worlds. Forming an uneasy truce, they set about finding the person responsible for a brutal murder. But soon they encounter hostility both home and abroad with the Brexit debate raging and hooligans rampaging through Marseille.

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What Doesn't Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness - Lessons from a Body in Revolt by Tessa Miller

 What Doesn't Kill You: 
A Life with Chronic Illness - 
Lessons from a Body in Revolt  
by Tessa Miller 

The riveting account of a young journalist’s awakening to chronic illness, weaving together personal story and reporting to shed light on living with an ailment forever

Tessa Miller was an ambitious twenty something writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out through searing pain, taking sick days from work, unable to leave the bathroom or her bed. 

But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital―beginning a years long nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better.

Today, an astonishing three in five adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease―a percentage expected to rise post-Covid. Whether the illness is arthritis, asthma, Crohn's, diabetes, endometriosis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or any other incurable illness, and whether the sufferer is a colleague, a loved one, or you, these diseases have an impact on just about every one of us. 

Yet there remains an air of shame and isolation about the topic of chronic sickness. Millions must endure these disorders not only physically but also emotionally, balancing the stress of relationships and work amid the ever-present threat of health complications.

Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis. She offers hard-earned wisdom, solidarity, and an ultimately surprising promise of joy for those trying to make sense of it all.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Let's say hello to actress, author, chef and TedX speaker Claudia Christian

Claudia Christian 

Who is Claudia Christian?

Claudia is the most recognized advocate for MAT (medically assisted treatment) for alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Claudia used The Sinclair Method (TSM); a safe, inexpensive treatment for alcohol use disorder with a 78% success rate for her own battle with AUD and has spent the last decade teaching others about this life saving, inexpensive treatment.

Claudia has been in the entertainment industry for over 35 years as an actress, writer, producer and voice over talent. Claudia has starred in over 50 films and hundreds of hours of television including the female lead in the Emmy and Hugo award winning series Babylon 5. She has worked with some of the best actors in the business including Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Faye Dunaway and countless others from the Brat Pack to classic film stars. She also provides voices for some of the biggest games in the world including SkyRimHaloWorld of WarcraftCall of Duty and Fallout 4.

What is Claudia's unique position in the speaker's market?

Claudia brings experience as a natural entertainer to her talks. She is comfortable in front of an audience, warm, funny and engaging. Her experience as someone who suffered from alcohol misuse for nearly a decade brings compassion and understanding to the plight of an addict. She has personal experience of the addiction treatment industry and how ineffective it is and how the simple medical treatment that one can do at home; MAT is not only cost effective but also life saving and she is living proof. Her mission is to save lives first and foremost but also to save businesses money by educating them about evidence based treatments so that they can consider utilizing them for their employees in need. The average cost of traditional rehab is over $1,000 per day. TSM can be done for the cost of the medication (about a dollar a pill) with no need for costly therapy or missed time at work and other medications combined with therapy have had huge success at a fraction of the cost of traditional treatment. An individual can use medication and support via telemedicine, for example, in the privacy of their own home making it especially beneficial for those who do not wish to have alcohol misuse on their record ie: lawyers, doctors, pilots, etc. Alcohol related causes kills far more people in the US than opiates yet gets little attention or funding and has possibly the worst, least effective treatment of any disease in the world. The CDC estimate that 72% of the 249 BILLION dollars spent on alcohol misuse in the USA is paid for by businesses.

What are Claudia's books and documentary about?

Claudia wrote a memoir in 2012 (Babylon Confidential) that tells of her experiences in Hollywood and her battle with alcohol addiction. The book was #1 on Amazon and has mostly 5 star reviews. She also writes alternative history novels. Tor/Macmillan published Wolf's Empire in 2016 to terrific reviews. She has a new young adult novel coming out in 2020 also with Tor/Macmillan. In 2014 she produced a documentary about TSM (One Little Pill) that explains the science behind the treatment and takes a look at real people on TSM. It is available on Amazon, Hulu, Tubi and also at:

Claudia released a cookbook for gamers in 2019: Snack Hacks, available on Amazon and at bookstores.

What size of audience does Claudia speak to?

Claudia has spoken at Universities such as UCLA and USC to hundreds and at churches to dozens. She has done a TEDx talk at the London School of Business and spoken to thousands at large conventions. She is comfortable with any size crowd.

Is Claudia a good sport? Someone happy to do dinners, meet and greets etc.?

Heck yes, Claudia is known for her easy going ways and enjoys meeting people immensely, she is the embodiment of a "people's person" and loves learning about an individual's job, goals and dreams.

Which speech is Claudia most proud of?

Claudia's TedX talk has reached over two million people and saved thousands of lives, she is enormously grateful for that opportunity and hopes to continue helping people live happier, healthier lives and helping doctors, families and businesses deal with addiction in a more humane manner while saving money. Alcohol misuse costs the USA nearly 90,000 lives and 250 BILLION dollars per year, she believes it's time to make profound changes and put this epidemic behind us using early treatment and science based methods.  

The website of Claudia Christian

Saturday, January 2, 2021

The Movie - Knuckledust

Knuckledust is a 2020 British action-thriller film written and directed by James Kermack. 

Filmed in the United Kingdom, the film stars Moe DunfordKate DickieCamille RowePhil DavisAlex FernsOlivier RichtersJaime WinstoneGethin Anthony and Sébastien Foucan.

When a special police task force kick open the doors of elite underground fight den - Club Knuckledust, they find seven levels of hell, filled with the dead bodies of countless fighters, assassins and goons. 

Only one man, beaten to a pulp, barely breathing, is still alive: Hard Eight. With a shady Government official en route to take him away, Chief Inspector Katherine Keaton and her team have ninety minutes to interrogate Hard Eight to find out if is the lone survivor or a multiple murderer. 

With lies flying from everyone's mouths and corruption becoming apparent, Keaton starts to wonder "Who is the real criminal?

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