Books in Italy – and China
27 April 2013 | Media
I seem to have an ongoing involvement with Lonely Planet, even though Maureen and I sold out of the business several years ago. We have become involved with another publishing house – Text Publishing in Melbourne, Australia. A number of books from Text have appeared o...
Panguna Mine in Bougainville
1 March 2012 | Places
In February I travelled up through the Solomon Islands and into Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. I’ve posted on my back door route to Bougainville, taking a local boat across from Shortland Island, the northernmost island in the Solomons. I’ve also posted on the sad ...
Books of 2008
24 December 2008 | Culture
I’m running through my travel lists for 2008, we started with 10 interesting hotels, moved on to my best music experiences and then the views out the window from my favourite flights. Next it was cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions followe...
Mr Pip – Lloyd Jones
23 January 2008 | Media
A short list contender for the 2007 Mann Booker prize Mr Pip is set in Bougainville, an island which is politically part of Papua New Guinea, but culturally and ethnically is much more closely related to the Solomon Islands. It’s yet another reminder of how the coloni...