Book Review: GCHQ by Richard J. Aldrich

Hello everyone, How are we all? Sorry I was away from this for a lot longer than I thought I would. Next time, it won't be so long. Where do we begin with a book like GCHQ? I've mentioned in a previous post, how much I love history because of such a great history teacher. With …

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Book Review: Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood

Hello everyone, Hope you are well. Before I give you the nitty-gritty on how I came to read this and what I think of it, here's the blurb: In Hanky Park, near Salford, Harry and Sally Hardcastle grow up in a society preoccupied with grinding poverty, exploited by bookies and pawnbrokers, bullied by petty officials …

Book Review: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer By Jennifer Lynch

Hello everyone, It's been a while. Work commitments kept me away but I'm back now. Hope you are well. I bought this book whilst on a road-trip with a couple of mates to Leicester (it's the place to go you know :P) I've heard a lot about Twin Peaks but I've never watched it on …

Book Review: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Of course, I'd be an idiot if I sat here and said this wasn't funny. It is funny - in places. It's also warm, tender, weird, unsettling, and makes my lot look normal and quite restrained - that's even on a good day. To be honest when I first read this, I had no idea …

Book Review: ‘The Knowledge: A Free Digital Compendium’ By Martina Cole

This book is a collection of extracts from all the novels that Cole has ever written in her career thus far. Whilst the short extracts vary in length, it works well because it isn’t too much for the reader. However, advancing through these extracts the reader does get the sense that they are all a …

Book Review: The Nature of the Future by Marina Gorbis

Hello everyone, How are we all?   "There's no better futurist to learn from today than Marina Gorbis, who taps her vast social network of innovators and researchers for the biggest, most disruptive ideas that are changing how we work, solve problems, and create value today. This book is a thrilling and insight-packed guide to …

Book Review: Miles Wallingford – Sequel to Afloat and Ashore By James Fenimore Cooper

Hello everyone, How are we all? The first thing that's fairly obvious about 'Miles Wallingford: Sequel to Afloat and Ashore' is the language. It was written less two centuries ago in 1844 and set in 1796 to 1804. The language was my first barrier and I forced myself to stick with it. I have nightmares …