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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 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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Confession of a Napoleonic Nut

Waterloo has been featuring a lot in my tweets of late, and with the bicentenary fast approaching I feel I ought to explain a thing or two as to why. My name is Peter Smith, and I’m a Napoleonic Nut. There, … Continue reading

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Review: Napoleon: The Escape

Napoleon’s exile to Saint Helena has been a source of debate since 1815, as have theories as to the cause of his death six years later. Equally heated is the question of whether he could have escaped, and if he … Continue reading

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