Author Archives: Peter Smith

About Peter Smith

Peter Smith is a freelance proofreader who has spent the past three years building experience in publishing. A voracious reader, he also has an unhealthy passion for tea, ballroom dancing, cake decorating, and photography. Fortunately not all at the same time.

Reflections on short stories

Recently I have been reading short stories, partly to break up the concentration needed to focus on Les Miserables, and it made me think about how I read. I love an inches-thick tome, or a sprawling, epic series, as much as … Continue reading

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New Year, old books

A belated Happy New Year to you all, and I hope you had an enoyable festive period. What’s new? Although I treated myself to a Tolkien and Angus Donald’s latest in the autumn, and a couple of others I found in … Continue reading

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Review: The Four Legendary Kingdoms

So, I finally got my hands on this one. At first glance, this is a leaner book than we’re used to from Matthew Reilly, much like Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves back in 2011. Turns out its pages are … Continue reading

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Review: The Sword of Moses, & more

To quote from the publisher’s blurb for Dominic Selwood’s first Ava Curzon thriller, The Sword of Moses: “Dr Ava Curzon is Lara Croft meets Evelyn Salt – the first real challenger to Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon.” A hell of a … Continue reading

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An apology, of sorts …

I once read, somewhere, that some people are natural bloggers and others are not. I think it was Dan Abnett. The bottom line is despite my intentions with this blog it’s petered out somewhat. I could blame part of it … Continue reading

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Review: The Death of Robin Hood

Since Alan Dale burst into the fray with sword and poignard in Outlaw (2009), Angus Donald has been reworking the Robin Hood legend anew with serious cojones. More Godfather than Man in Tights, by latching it on to real history … Continue reading

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Review: Trigger Mortis

After an unexpected hiatus, and with SPECTRE, the 24th instalment in Eon’s cinematic franchise due in cinemas in mere days, it seems fitting that this post is about the recent Bond continuation novel by Anthony Horowitz, Trigger Mortis. Continuation novels … Continue reading

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