What is it like to live on a remote 100 acre farm in the remote Southern Highlands of Australia? Where you have no mains electricity or water and the nearest shop is over 35 km away...
Join Robin... More > Bell as he gets back to the basics< Less
Have you ever wondered what it is like to move to a country where you don't speak the language and where traditions are subtly different from the country you left behind?
Join Robin Bell as he makes... More > such a move. Robin moved to Sweden after living for thirty years in Australia. From a land of hot summers, cricket and surfing to a land of thirty degrees below zero temperatures, of bandy and ice hockey
Read about Swedish culinary delights such as raw, fermented Baltic herrings, lingonberry jam in sausage like tubes and Jansson's Temptation
Learn the history behind the Lucia celebrations and the Swedish Midsummer celebrations. Discover where the real Santa Claus lives and how he cools off in summer. Find out the dangers from Trolls in the Swedish forests and the hazards of Swedish roads - and no, we're not talking about Volvo drivers now...< Less
From the all-too-sweet sounds of the contemporary
British artists of the mid-1950's through to the
breakthrough of the more biting and vibrant sounds
of Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard... More > and all the
Elvis clones that emerged during the late 1950's,
this book chronicles the development of British
rock 'n' roll into a fully blown home industry that paved
the way for the British takeover that was to come in 1962
when the Beatles conquered the world.
However, before that earth-shattering event, British
pop music suffered an anti-climactic decline into the
mediocrity of what is often called 'bubblegum' music.
This is the story of that rise and fall.< Less