Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel

Cromwell leaves no stone unturned in order to gain Henry VIII his divorce.

Author Interview – Richard Easter

Author Interview – Richard Easter My Eleventh Author Interview is with the irrepressible Richard Easter, who in his book Cover Stories has taken eight classic songs, and given them an excellent backstory. He talks here about The General Theory of Haunting, part of a spooky trilogy. He spends the bulk of his time, when writing, … Continue reading Author Interview – Richard Easter

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

Summary: This is a history of science, and really does cover nearly everything from astrology to zoology. Most –ologies are to be found in here! It is a big book, but not daunting. The writing is easy and engaging, made for the layman, and breaks complicated stuff down into bite-size chunks. The book is structured … Continue reading A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

New York 1609 – Harald Johnson

Summary: This novel tells the story of the birth of New York, from its early days in 1609 and the arrival of Henry Hudson on the river that now bears his name, to the emergence and consolidation of the Dutch in the late 1640’s. It is told, in the third person, primarily from the point … Continue reading New York 1609 – Harald Johnson

World Book Day 2019

Hope you all get to read something today, World Book Day 2019!!! There are FEW things more important than the ability to read!! It opens the path to a more secure future, empowers people, raises educational standards and thus prospects, fosters better mutual understanding, and also is just PLAIN FUN!!! Let's inspire the next generation! … Continue reading World Book Day 2019

So Here I Am – Anna Russell

Summary: This is a timely book.  It is a book containing over 50 speeches by women, given throughout the centuries, and finally giving a voice to the hidden history of half the human race. It is important to note that the speeches are not virulently anti-male, but a true demand for equality of all in … Continue reading So Here I Am – Anna Russell

January 2019 – Wrap-Up!

  January eased itself through the door – I was away in Mayo for a few days, and I didn’t get back to reviewing until January 11th! I was lucky enough to have been able to host my VERY FIRST GUEST POST, The Social Critiques of Philosophical Reason by Greg Hickey! I had hoped to … Continue reading January 2019 – Wrap-Up!