Thursday 3 January 2019

Bertie the literary critic

So Gail found this old book on a stall on Avenue Reforma in Mexico City, and the friendly bookseller gave it her for free. It was one of very few that was in English and not by Dan Brown.

(Gail, we needn't tell them that you saw the title 'Wolf Tone' and thought it was about the 18th century 'father of Irish Republicanism', need we?)

Well I have had a quick read and find it quite stunning that the author Lawrence Goldman has apparently been forgotten. What a loss to the world! Such a perceptive novelist. I mean show me another serious writer who recognises the special qualities of the WFT....? 

Please someone tell me where I can find more books by this fine gentleman. 


  1. BOL, now there's an author who knows what he's talking bout!

  2. Hari om
    Crikey!!! An authority on types of killing AND pulling birds with wire-hairs. Bertie lad, you may have found a coal of a diamond!!! hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Oh Bertie that Mr. Goldman was a man way ahead of his time. Already knowing the true value of a wire haired terrier's magnetic personality and charm!!!I love it. And now I will keep my eyes open wider as I read novels.
    You might be able to use this book for YAM Aunty's FFF
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Great find to Gail! Our daughters both loved to walk Gussie, said he was a “hunk magnet!”

  5. That is amazing that your Gail found this book while on vacation so far away and that it also has a WFT reference.

  6. What a great find!!! So maybe Gail WAS thinking about you while she was having fun in Mexico:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. Looks like there were some great reminders for Gail! Amazing that she found that book!

  8. BOL....what a smart, and talented author!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  9. That fellow knows what he is talking about! hugs
    hazel & Mabel

  10. That is the perfect line! It should be mandatory for all books!