I’m a forty-something engineering geologist living in Stamford. My main interests are reading voraciously, writing fiction, and choral singing. I’ve had blogs before which turned into a forum for reviews, so I thought I’d post a blog which was (almost) solely reviews of books I’ve read.
You’ll note that I haven’t updated this blog since 2014 – it’s not because I’m not reading!
Choirs I sing with: Lyra Davidica, Anton Bruckner Choir.
Favourite authors: Jane Austen, Iain M. Banks, Leslie Charteris, Agatha Christie, Jasper Fforde, Antonia Forest, Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Guy Gavriel Kay, Clare Mallory, Robin McKinley, Terry Pratchett, Dorothy L. Sayers, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Minette Walters, Patricia Wentworth, Dornford Yates.
Current favourite music: Bliss – Colour Symphony; Mahler symphonies; Them Crooked Vultures; Flanders & Swann – At the drop of another hat; Vaughan Williams – Lord, Thou hast been our refuge, Shakespeare songs; The Art of Noise – Influence; anything by Shostakovich; early Schoenberg; Chopin’s Preludes; Beethoven Symphony No. 7; Prokofiev’s piano concertos.