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BOOK TO FILM: Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

Since I’ve caved in and subscribed to Amazon Prime, I’ve been watching a lot of films and US TV shows this way. One of those included in the subscription was Parade’s End, a dramatisation of three of the novels comprising … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

(Macmillan 2014) I picked this up in Foyles in Stratford a few weeks ago, having vaguely remembered that Jenny at Reading the End had enjoyed Eleanor and Park, also by this author: I read a bit in the middle, and … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Torrent – Lindsay Buroker

(self-published e-book, 2013) Book 1 in Rust and Relics series Delia and Simon are wandering around Arizona in their campervan using Delia’s archaeological knowledge (and her Indiana Jones-ish bullwhip skills) and Simon’s tech wizardry to locate and retrieve historical artefacts … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Last Light of the Sun – Guy Gavriel Kay

This novel, set in the same world as the Sarantine Mosaic duology and The Lions of Al-Rassan, takes as its starting point the reign of Alfred the Great and his struggles against the raiding Danes. In Kay’s world, the Danes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay

In the peninsula which is divided between the three northern kingdoms of the former Esperaña (Jaloña, Valledo and Ruenda) and Al-Rassan in the south, an uneasy truce prevails. The people of the northern kingdoms generally follow the Jaddite religion, whereas … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Louisa May Alcott – Jack and Jill / An Old-Fashioned Girl

(Project Gutenberg e-books, originally published 1880 / 1870) I read these two books back in 2011, having downloaded them for the holidays. I’d read An Old-Fashioned Girl once before as a teenager, if I recall correctly, but hadn’t read Jack … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes (film, 2009)

Directed by: Guy Ritchie I really like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes – more famous than his creator – and wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to watch Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film version which takes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

(Orbit e-book, originally published 1992) This was the very first novel by Neal Stephenson that I read, long before Cryptonomicon or The Baroque Trilogy. There’s a lot of similarity between it and Zodiac (which I read for the first time … Continue reading

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The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

(Project Gutenberg e-book, originally published 1868) Regarded by some as the first English detective novel, this exciting and interesting novel is told from a variety of different viewpoints. The plot is easily summarised. On the death of her uncle, Colonel … Continue reading

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Blood Bound – Patricia Briggs

(Orbit e-book, 2007) I remarked in my review of the first of this series that, while I enjoyed the book, it wasn’t sufficiently different from other such paranormal fantasy novels as to make it worthwhile reading the rest of the … Continue reading

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