I'm a New Zealand born, long time London based freelance journalist and author. I've worked for all leading UK newspapers and magazines, the BBC and many publishers and record labels. Enthusiasm, brevity and wit are my trademarks. I'm happy to tackle writing in all areas and never miss a deadline.
I'm a New Zealand born, long time London based freelance journalist and author.
I've worked as a writer since my late teens - and full time since finishing university. I'm the author of four non-fiction books and have contributed to dozens of other titles for the likes of Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Time Out, Voyageur and such. And I'm always writing journalism and research projects (for local government, music industry, arts and sporting organisations) and helping others with their writing - whether its a press release, a speech, a document that needs to be in straightforward English or books. I've edited all kinds of material and written much more.
I've worked for all leading UK newspapers and magazines, the BBC and many publishers and record labels. Enthusiasm, brevity and wit are my trademarks. I'm happy to tackle writing in all areas and never miss a deadline.
What I bring to any editing or ghost writing project I'm hired to work on is rigorous focus on ensuring the text is as readable and engaging as possible.
Twenty years after leaving New Zealand Garth Cartwright returned. By now an award-winning journalist and celebrated chronicler of Europe's Romany Gypsy people and those found along the USA's lost highways, Garth attempts to travel NZ and apply his deft touch to his native land. Determined to enjoy a Kiwi summer, reflect on old ghosts and see what magic still exists in NZ, he takes to State Hig... read more
Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world's most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. Davis is one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music.He's been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever, beloved worldw... read more
Takes you on a journey through the backwoods of American music. This book sets out to see whether the American roots music that the author loved - blues and country, folk and soul - was still alive in the twenty-first century.
Weaving historical fact, mythic tales and contemporary voices, this work recounts a Balkan odyssey in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians - the Roma Gypsies.
Agile Mobile Hostile is the first in a series of thrillers focused upon Jesse Amaru and his adventures in different trouble spots across the globe. Agile Mobile Hostile begins with Jesse Amaru, a former American radical now working as a school teacher on the Navajo Nation, forced to work for the CIA (or go to Guantanamo). CIA operative Ray Neal sends Jesse into southern Afghanistan in search o... read more
Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs,... read more
The Rough Guide to World Music is the unchallenged reference work on sounds from around the globe. This third edition is more comprehensive than ever - updated and expanded throughout and with a number of new countries added. Volume 1: Africa & Middle East has full coverage of genres from Afrobeat to Arabesque, and artists from Amadou & Mariam to Umm Kulthum. The book includes articles on more... read more
The Rough Guide to World Music Book. The Rough Guide to World Music: Europe, Asia & Pacific is the unchallenged work on sounds from those regions. This third edition is even more comprehensive than ever+updated, expanded, and now including new chapters on Bangladesh, Burma, Corsica, French c
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us is not just another bucketlist of big-ticket items. We've all heard about Venice and, yes, it is probably worth going to Italy to see its waterways, but hopefully you'll take away something more from this book: a resolve to live life to the fullest--to add a das... read more
Time Out Morocco takes readers to 20 of the most alluring destinations in this underexplored jewel of a country. All the major cities are included, plus bijou small towns, spectacular beaches, dramatic desert landscapes, and breathtaking mountain trails. For urban-minded travelers, the book offers pithy profiles of Casablanca's nightlife, while outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy exotic locales lik... read more
THE PERFECT GETAWAY Beach paradises. Luxury hideaways. Cultural thrills. This showcase of the world's most enjoyable escapes celebrates the sheer pleasure of travel. Take time out to indulge in romantic getaways, culinary adventures, musical journeys and family holidays. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world’s most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. Davis is one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music. He’s been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever, beloved world... read more
They were the heaviest band ever, creating the blueprint for an entire musical genre and becoming a touchstone for an entire generation and their children. Now, to celebrate their fortieth anniversary and December 2007 reunion, here’s the first-ever complete illustrated history of Led Zeppelin. This all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time features many of today’s... read more
It was the twang heard 'round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock ’n’ roll and ruling the world. Here’s the story of Elvis Presley’s first Sun records that inspired all. And here’s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955–19... read more
Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock ’n’ roll bands in history. This massive new title follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC’s formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. A special cover incorporating... read more
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Hugely experienced arts and culture writer. Jazz and world music critic. Interviewer of A-listers, rising stars. Tells a good story.
As an experience journalist, I tell stories. I explain, inform, elevate, set in context, and narrate in the most compelling way possible.