This book review is partially a “homage” to my late friend and colleague, Paul Moore, who exposed the illegal practices of the HBOS bank in the U.K. leading up to “the crash” that inevitably followed. Paul passed away last year… Read More ›
Book Review: “It’s Not About The Wine”
There are at least two fears any new author faces having just published a book; will anyone buy it and will any good reviews be written? I wasn’t too worried about the first concern …… I didn’t write Its Not… Read More ›
Cicero, Buddha and The Two Doctors on Old Age
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 ›
52 Books Challenge: #29 The Baroque Cycle, the greatest trilogy of the century!
Introduction The Baroque Cycle is a trilogy comprising Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of The World set between the late 17th to mid 18th Century. Politics and pirates, UK, USA and Europe, coinage and counterfeiters, alchemy and natural philosophy,… Read More ›
52 Books Challenge: #27 Uncle Tungsten
Memories of a chemical boyhood from Oliver Sacks which match many of my own as I also grew up fascinated by many of the discoveries of the giants of chemistry during the 19th and early 20th Century. A fascinating insight into the upbringing of a renowned neurologist.
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 ›
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