I first published this book review as a “conversation” between ourselves and Buddha (Sid) exactly one year ago at the start of 2019 and it seemed appropriate to repost it for all of my new followers as well as having… Read More ›
Inspiration needed for a wine writer!
It will surprise none of my regular readers to know that I’m writing a wine related book. I’ve been encouraged by friends to do this for a long time, and also encouraged just as long to write one about my… Read More ›
How modern day Nepal was formed
If you’ve travelled to Nepal recently or are hoping to visit you will probably spend some time in Kathmandu and visit one or both of two other cities in the Valley. Most tourists do, but apart from marvelling at the… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge #24 Lamentation … Of a Sinful Queen Catherine Parr
King Henry VIII is slowly dying and his closest councillors are wielding their increasing freedom of power to pursue their personal agendas of Protestantism or Catholicism. Against this backdrop the general population of London live in absolute terror not knowing… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #23 Heartstone
It is 1545 in England, Henry VIII is still on the throne and has had a disastrous outcome to his invasion of France. The French have assembled a massive fleet and are retaliating by intending to invade England. To finance… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #13 The Stranger House
Another standalone novel from Reginald Hill, The Stranger House is set once again in his (and my) native Cumbria. The action centres on the village pub in Illthwaite, Stranger House, almost the last surviving “social centre” of the village having… Read More ›
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