The Woodstock Tales is an updating of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Now the tale tellers are a bunch of hippies, womens libbers, a Vietnam veteran and a black Reverend, etc on the way to Woodstock in a... More > dark truck overnight. The words rock with the rhythm of the truck and the poetry of the 'Age of Aquarius'. Every band that played is mentioned in the text, and the stories retain all the humanity and crudity of Chaucer. Updated to '69 it is of course all about drugs, sex and rock'n'roll!< Less
"It's like painting with words"- "What Ho! Giotto" is an artist's verbal sketchbook; on life, love of Italy and the creation of a garden and studio in Le Marche, it's a mid-life... More > tale and fulfillment of a dream of painting and sketching in Italy. A mix of memoir, humour and artistic musing and all the fascinating people met along the way; from film stars to royalty. With vivid descriptions that bring the landscape to life like a painting... makes you feel like you want to jump on a plane to Italy!
But the tale is not without its trials, plagues of flies, hornets, snakes, scorpions, a flood and even a lightening strike. And the beloved olive tree is destroyed in a winter storm. But the overall challenge is a success, a garden and studio are created in an area of Italy, Le Marche where Signorelli had painted five centuries before.< Less