October 2016

Play All: A binge-watcher's notebook by Clive James

Reviewed by Ian Lipke It is only when readers recall the weekly column in the London Observer from 1972 to 1982 that the puzzlement over Clive James’ title is explained. By comparison with that period the second decade of the twenty-first century is awash with television shows and series. Bingewatching is now ubiquitous. Netflix, Jack,

Read More »

Hamilton Hume: Our greatest explorer by Robert Macklin

Reviewed by Ian Lipke I read with a great deal of pleasure Robert Macklin’s book on Hamilton Hume. It is the product of a great deal of research into primary materials containing, I suspect, much information that most of us did not know and it clears up misconceptions along the way. Macklin’s style is easy

Read More »
Scroll to Top