Category Archives: Literature

Audio book reviews March 2018

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch – audio book cover from http://www.audible.co.uk Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie narrated by Tania Rodrigues This is a retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone… the conflict between family and tradition and the legal requirements of the … Continue reading

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Audio Book Reviews February 2018

This blog was originally aimed primarily at people with VI but I am delighted to have received a positive response from sighted people who enjoy audio books. One of the advantages of audio, is that you can listen while doing other … Continue reading

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Reviews (audio books, tv, movies, audio described theatre, and anything else that crops up)

In the 5 or more years my sight has deteriorated further new technology has improved beyond our wildest dreams. Nowadays all I need is an iPad, a mobile phone and a smart tv to access most of the things I … Continue reading

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Audio books to the rescue

The first weeks of 2017 brought Trump, Brexit and, for me, an emergency heart procedure. Thanks again to the dedicated staff of the NHS and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Thanks too to family and friends for love, company and food. … Continue reading

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Review catch up May 2016

Weeks have passed, visits made, eye zapped, cataract operation,  sprained ankle and many books listened to but no blog produced. As a result I am making this a review catch up. Books on audio (in no particular order) Elizabeth and … Continue reading

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Handwriting

Filed under Miscellaneous, I have a small archive of letters, postcards and handwritten notes; all of some significance to me. Old Postcards and airmail letters are mostly written in what my University tutor disparagingly called a ‘small, crabbed hand’ in … Continue reading

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2015 in Review

In terms of my VI, 2015 was a steady year of learning new things and adapting to my situation. I have covered most of these in previous blog posts and thought I would like to summarise them here at the start … Continue reading

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