Sing When You’re Winning

Posted: June 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: review | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
Photo by Paul Smith

Photo by Paul Smith

My colleague, Paul Smith (Senior Lecturer Photography, Coventry University) also got a mention on p24 of the same issue of The Word.

Paul shot a series of photographs for Robbie Williams and his artwork for the album cover Sing When You’re Winning (2000) is “as thought provoking as the music isn’t”, according to The Word. I’m inclined to agree 🙂


Word Up!

Posted: June 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: review | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Among Thieves had a good review in the July 2009 issue of The Word magazine. Although I’m not sure about writing about a ‘world she clearly knows’. I’ve never been to Albania.

The Word - July 2009

The Word – July 2009

It’s Ghost Town-era Coventry. The students fear the locals, who loathe them right back. Only in matters narcotic do their worlds overlap. Among Thieves follows two upper-crusties who get in over their dreadlocked heads, kicking off a desperate hunt for easy money that takes them from Spain to India and back. Told via three separate first person narratives, it rattles along wonderfully…. Packer writes crisply about a world she clearly knows. Like any good thriller it’s all about voyage, not destination. This one’s worth travelling on.

Steve Yates