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 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 …

Book Review: ‘Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius’ By Dave Eggers

Hello everyone! How are we all? I'm back again with another book review. This time a second read of 'Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius'. The Blurb: 'A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented - yes staggeringly talented new writer' Michiko Kakutani, …

Announcement: BooksGoSocial Book Blog Tour – A Deadly Game of Hangman By Peter Mulraney

Guest post by Peter Mulraney, author of the Stella Bruno Investigates crime series.   Stella Bruno Investigates is a series of quick reads - books designed to be read in one sitting. Each book in the series only takes around an hour and a half to two hours to read. So, there’s no waiting for …