Posts Tagged: books

National Geographic Society - Women of Vision

Review: Women of Vision (National Geographic)

Women of Vision accompanies a travelling exhibition of the same title, curated by National Geographic. Both celebrate the work of eleven inspiring female photojournalists, featuring nearly 100 images, ranging from social issues, effects of war, and changes in our natural

National Geographic Society - Women of Vision

Review: Women of Vision (National Geographic)

Women of Vision accompanies a travelling exhibition of the same title, curated by National Geographic. Both celebrate the work of eleven inspiring female photojournalists, featuring nearly 100 images, ranging from social issues, effects of war, and changes in our natural

British Life Awards - British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1

Review: British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1 is a catalogue book of the winners and finalists of an inaugural event “to capture and share” the perspectives of photographers from all walks of life. The inspiration for the contest comes from

British Life Awards - British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1

Review: British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1 is a catalogue book of the winners and finalists of an inaugural event “to capture and share” the perspectives of photographers from all walks of life. The inspiration for the contest comes from

20150525 World Atlas

Review: World Atlas of Street Photography (Jackie Higgins)

I have not studied photography formally, but take solace that many of the 100 photographers featured in this thorough volume of the urban landscape and its people have learned their craft from the harsh realities of the street. Nevertheless I

20150525 World Atlas

Review: World Atlas of Street Photography (Jackie Higgins)

I have not studied photography formally, but take solace that many of the 100 photographers featured in this thorough volume of the urban landscape and its people have learned their craft from the harsh realities of the street. Nevertheless I

DAVISON David - Frank Browne A Life through the Lens

Review: Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin Davison)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his

DAVISON David - Frank Browne A Life through the Lens

Review: Frank Browne: A Life through the Lens (David and Edwin Davison)

God can sanctify photography. With a poem by Pope Leo XIII, Colin Ford explains the basis for how Irish Jesuit Frank Browne acquired a camera from his bishop uncle, at the age of 17, and kept making images throughout his

20150120 Time to Fly cover

Review: Time to Fly (Neil O’Brien)

I had the pleasure of meeting Neil O’Brien at a NI Biz Camp event in Belfast, April 2013. I immediately liked his sense of humour: “Sending me to a relaxation course is stressing me out!” Yet behind his Irish wit

20150120 Time to Fly cover

Review: Time to Fly (Neil O’Brien)

I had the pleasure of meeting Neil O’Brien at a NI Biz Camp event in Belfast, April 2013. I immediately liked his sense of humour: “Sending me to a relaxation course is stressing me out!” Yet behind his Irish wit

WILKIE David - Coffee with Jesus

Review: Coffee with Jesus (David Wilkie)

I came across Coffee with Jesus on a display table at the front of a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Just as well, as I doubt I would have perused the religion section to discover it. Coffee with Jesus originated online,

WILKIE David - Coffee with Jesus

Review: Coffee with Jesus (David Wilkie)

I came across Coffee with Jesus on a display table at the front of a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Just as well, as I doubt I would have perused the religion section to discover it. Coffee with Jesus originated online,

20140114 Week at Airport

Review: A Week at the Airport (Alain de Botton)

Perhaps poignantly after just returning from a long and splendid transatlantic Christmastime holiday, and getting back into routine in the return to work, I finished Alain de Botton’s book, A Week at the Airport. A Week at the Airport is

20140114 Week at Airport

Review: A Week at the Airport (Alain de Botton)

Perhaps poignantly after just returning from a long and splendid transatlantic Christmastime holiday, and getting back into routine in the return to work, I finished Alain de Botton’s book, A Week at the Airport. A Week at the Airport is

20131001 Touching Distance

Review: Touching Distance (James Cracknell)

Reading this book was always going to have a special meaning to me, as my wife had a stroke about two years ago. Like James and Bev, my wife and I are writing a book together about our experience. We

20131001 Touching Distance

Review: Touching Distance (James Cracknell)

Reading this book was always going to have a special meaning to me, as my wife had a stroke about two years ago. Like James and Bev, my wife and I are writing a book together about our experience. We

20130314 Breadboy Invite

Breadboy book launch

Breadboy is Tony Macaulay’s sequel to Paperboy, growing up as a young teenager in Shankill, West Belfast. I was delighted to be invited to the book launch, having also been to the one for Paperboy, three years ago. Like then,

20130314 Breadboy Invite

Breadboy book launch

Breadboy is Tony Macaulay’s sequel to Paperboy, growing up as a young teenager in Shankill, West Belfast. I was delighted to be invited to the book launch, having also been to the one for Paperboy, three years ago. Like then,

20120805 Religion for Atheists

Review: Religion for Atheists

Alain de Botton proposes applying what has worked for religions to a more appealing atheism, in his book Religion for Atheists. He admits that a coherent theory will not be done in a single, short volume such as he has

20120805 Religion for Atheists

Review: Religion for Atheists

Alain de Botton proposes applying what has worked for religions to a more appealing atheism, in his book Religion for Atheists. He admits that a coherent theory will not be done in a single, short volume such as he has

20120403 To Kill a Mockingbird

Review: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Somehow I escaped reading this essential school text, with its story of racism in 1930s American South. Living in Northern Ireland, I draw parallels with sectarianism, with its similar bigotry and prejudice. To Kill a Mockingbird was part of a

20120403 To Kill a Mockingbird

Review: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Somehow I escaped reading this essential school text, with its story of racism in 1930s American South. Living in Northern Ireland, I draw parallels with sectarianism, with its similar bigotry and prejudice. To Kill a Mockingbird was part of a

Discussing e-books on BBC Radio Ulster Saturday Magazine

You never know where a blog posting will end up — on the back of my praise for Libraries NI making available e-books for loan via the Overdrive mobile application, I was asked to participate in a discussion on BBC

Discussing e-books on BBC Radio Ulster Saturday Magazine

You never know where a blog posting will end up — on the back of my praise for Libraries NI making available e-books for loan via the Overdrive mobile application, I was asked to participate in a discussion on BBC

Borrowing e-books from Belfast Central Library

Well, the ability to borrow e-books from any public library in Northern Ireland somehow missed me. I only discovered this via an article in the magazine Tap!, in a review of the iPhone app Overdrive. It’s genius. But you will

Borrowing e-books from Belfast Central Library

Well, the ability to borrow e-books from any public library in Northern Ireland somehow missed me. I only discovered this via an article in the magazine Tap!, in a review of the iPhone app Overdrive. It’s genius. But you will

20100901 Review Paperboy

Review: Paperboy (Tony Macaulay)

Tony Macaulay is a respected professional community relations and youth worker based in Belfast. For example, he has written independently, “A discussion paper proposing a five phase process for the removal of ‘peace walls’ in Northern Ireland”. This book is

20100901 Review Paperboy

Review: Paperboy (Tony Macaulay)

Tony Macaulay is a respected professional community relations and youth worker based in Belfast. For example, he has written independently, “A discussion paper proposing a five phase process for the removal of ‘peace walls’ in Northern Ireland”. This book is

20100415 Paperboy Launch Invite

Paperboy book launch

Went to the launch of first book by Tony Macaulay, Paperboy, at the Ulster Hall, Belfast. Paperboy is a memoir of Macaulay’s experiences as a young paperboy growing up in the Shankill Road in the 1970s. Good crowd of his

20100415 Paperboy Launch Invite

Paperboy book launch

Went to the launch of first book by Tony Macaulay, Paperboy, at the Ulster Hall, Belfast. Paperboy is a memoir of Macaulay’s experiences as a young paperboy growing up in the Shankill Road in the 1970s. Good crowd of his

20100319 Kosovo cover

Review: Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know (Tim Judah)

I was once asked if I thought the Northern Ireland conflict was difficult to comprehend. Not really, I replied. What confounded me was that as so many people within Northern Ireland understood the various factors involved, why work towards any

20100319 Kosovo cover

Review: Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know (Tim Judah)

I was once asked if I thought the Northern Ireland conflict was difficult to comprehend. Not really, I replied. What confounded me was that as so many people within Northern Ireland understood the various factors involved, why work towards any