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 ›
Discover how to learn about wine “actively”
It’s Not About The Wine is now published, a personal memoir that will inspire you to make a personal journey of discovery about wine. Chapters on wine with travel give you examples of wine tasting and discovery from winemakers in… 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 ›
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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