xigxag: cheaper audiobooks

Enjoy books more efficiently with controls and features designed specifically for audiobooks. Listen at your own pace with no commitments. No monthly pressure to pay when you can’t listen… More here. Let’s be honest, Audible is very expensive and Amazon… Read More ›

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

From legendary classics to anonymous objects that are indispensable in homes and offices, this one-of-a-kind collection of original patent documents celebrates the creative genius of designers, inventors, creators, innovators, and dreamers the world over. The range is phenomenal: patents by… Read More ›

Damien Boyd / DI Nick Dixon

Rock climbers can’t afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon’s former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd… Read More ›

Saving money…

I have decided that I don’t need a new watch and I refuse to pay an overinflated price just because a product is ‘limited edition’. And so it makes sense to buy a watch book instead which would not be… Read More ›


In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit,… Read More ›

Retro Watches

Another Christmas present, this time from Joanne, was the Retro Watches: The Modern Collector’s Guide book. It is under £15 to purchase, which is a crazy price considering the quality of the book materials and the content, and it really… Read More ›

29 hours of Obama

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his… Read More ›