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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 2

The first part of my mini-review of MacLean’s thrillers is here, while part two follows below. Night Without End (1959) was MacLean’s fifth novel. It’s told in the first-person by Dr Mason, who with two companions – an Inuit called … Continue reading

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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 1

MacLean’s thrillers have often been filmed (perhaps most famous are The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, with their starry casts, though there are others, not so well known), and he sustained a long career with success – though … Continue reading

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‘The Ascent of Money’ – Niall Ferguson

Trying to make sense of the current global financial meltdown is not easy, but Niall Ferguson’s very accessible and readable history of money (and its derivatives, such as bonds, insurance and banking) is a good place to start. The book … Continue reading

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