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 ›
If Buddha was alive today ..
If Buddha was alive today he’d have a Nepalese passport, did you know that? Despite the occasional outrageous claim from an Indian politician, it is widely known that Siddhartha was born at Lumbini in Southern Nepal where there is a… 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 ›
52 Books Challenge: #11 Company of Liars
Company of Liars is a novel set in the 14th Century, written by Karen Maitland and narrated for Audible by David Thorpe. It is 1348 and The Plague has just arrived in England and is spreading northwards from Bristol. A… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #10 Children of Ruin
Children of Ruin is the second book in the Children of Time science fiction series by Adrian Tchaikovsky. I have read the first, but it was a real battle to keep going as the timeline of the plot switched backwards… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #6 Magna Carta; The True Story
I first gazed upon an “original copy” of the Magna Carta about 10 years ago in Salisbury Cathedral. Housed in a special room and enclosed in a large glass case its size and look bears no resemblance to the power… Read More ›
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