Book Review: George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Book Review: George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

The first book of the Ice and Fire series (dramatized by HBO as A Game of Thrones) had me entranced from the first page. I had to overcome a deep prejudice against the fantasy genre to read this book but I need not have worried as a powerful writer immediately took me...
Book Review: Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers

Book Review: Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers

Gyles Brandreth, Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers, London: John Murray: 2010 The fourth in the Oscar Wilde series, Gyles Brandreth takes us on a journey driven by Oscar’s curiousity, genius and web of influential friends. An unsatisfactorily explained death – in...
Three More Books Reviewed

Three More Books Reviewed

You’ll all be looking for books to read over the holidays so don’t forget to pop into my book reviews, listed in Recommended reading. All these books are in the local library (well, they will be when I return them) and they are all wonderful. Happy...
Book Review: Young Stalin

Book Review: Young Stalin

Simon Sebag Montefiore. Young Stalin. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 2007 From the spellbinding prologue to the reflective epilogue, all 322 pages, two things leap from the pages of this biography. The first is the amount of charisma that powered out of this...

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