This book is the first in a series of books about English History. It was published in 2003. I borrowed it from the library as I’m writing a book which hinges on real, historical events. I think I’m a little mad, but others are encouraging me so there you go. ...

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This text is actually one and a half books. It’s The Master of Ballantrae and also the Weir of Hermiston. The second is a half a book as Robert Louis Stevenson died while writing it. He apparently dictated the last published words and died after having a seizure later that ...

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This is one of those books I wish I’d read years ago, many years before it was actually written…there’s a problem there. First published in 1997 it was written by the wife of Ernie Dingo. If you’ve not heard of Ernie Dingo you really should google him and find out ...

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I love Thelwell. I’ve been reading his books for so long I don’t remember when I first read them. He’s a cartoon genius, with a talent for making a great drawing and often adding just a little text which is sometimes at odds with what is happening in the picture. ...

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This book is one of those books that was published during 2021. I’ve met the editor, Carly Findlay and also follow her on Facebook. She’s a wonderful advocate for the disabled, always trying to learn more about other people and how they navigate the world. I have learned so much ...

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I feel I must have bought this novel when I was at uni. Something I do at odd times is haunt bookshops and the university bookshop was no different. I don’t think it was on one of my reading lists, I suspect I saw it and thought it looked interesting. ...

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This is the novelisation of the Screenplay written by Steven Lisberger. The movie was first released in 1982. I’m not sure why I haven’t seen the movie, possibly because the people I was seeing movies with at that stage didn’t like science fiction. And this is straight science fiction. Not ...

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Dear Robert, I don’t remember you but I know where I met you. You had a table at Continuum 15 in 2015. I know this because I put a bookmark in with saying ‘Continuum 15 2015’. And while I don’t remember you as such, I do remember discussing my love ...

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I was so disappointed by my previous book, the one that shall not be named, that it was a relief to open this book and sink straight into some excellent writing. From page one I was hooked, not only hooked, but relaxing into the world shown by Tara June Winch. ...

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This book had me on the edge of my seat on so many occasions. It’s the story of the first successful climb to the top of Mount Everest. Having read this book I’m pretty sure none of the locals would have made it to the top before May 1953, it’s ...

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This was going to be last week’s book, but my body decided otherwise. I tripped over my own foot and damaged myself, including making my brain all jangled. I took a few days out just to rest and recuperate, thus you got no words of wisdom from me. Ignore the ...

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