Sunburnt Penguins Tour the USA

From New York to Nashville, from Michigan to Miami. Get the real low down on those places you’ve always wanted to visit. Marvel at how much can happen to one ordinary traveller and his poor partner as they embrace the land of the free. Jim leads a standing ovation at a Broadway show to being […]…

An American in Paris

This month the Silver Travel Book Club – proudly sponsored by Kirker Holidays – is reading An American in Paris by Siobhan Curham….

Gone Girl

This month we’re reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, the addictive number one bestseller and the book that defines psychological thriller….


Songbirds is a beautifully written story of love and loss set in Cyprus. Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day, she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night, she mothers her own little girl by the light of a phone. Nisha’s lover, Yiannis, is a poacher, hunting the tiny songbirds on […]…

Following Nellie Bly: Her Record-Breaking Race Around the World

Journalist Nellie Bly beat the fictional record set by Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days by winning the race on 25 January 1890, covering 21,740 miles by ocean liner and train in 72 days, and became a global celebrity. Adventurer, journalist and author, Rosemary J Brown, set off 125 years […]…