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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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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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Review: Bugles at Dawn

So, lots of things have happened since I last blogged.  I undertook an internship at Legend Press, have now got another lined up for the summer with Endeavour Press and more applications pending left, right and centre. Unfortunately writing’s taken a … Continue reading

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Review: The Gospel of Loki

It seems fitting that my first, and admittedly belated, blog post of 2015 is a book review. Especially as its on a book I ended up waiting a year to get, having got really excited about it when I first … Continue reading

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Band of Brothers

With the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo next year the first salvo of new books on it have now been released, but of the three it was Brendan Simms’ work that grabbed my attention. The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men … Continue reading

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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

Of late my time has been spent in a fairly monotonous routine, working in the shop in the wee hours of the morning, and then coming home to write more job applications and receive even more rejections. But a glimmer … Continue reading

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