If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

Review: Hannibal: The Patrol

Hannibal: The Patrol by Ben Kane My rating: 3 of 5 stars An odd little animal, this. This is an excellent way to ease yourself into Ben Kane’s best-selling Hannibal series proper. Which is what I’m doing. However, calling it a ‘short story', does suggest it is more of a completeness than it actually is. … Continue reading Review: Hannibal: The Patrol

Friday Book News 11 April

As my sight is returning, slowly, to something in the vicinity of normal, my snazzy new magnifying glass reveals that... Luke Preston, the terrible infant (where DID I put that French dictionary?) of Australian e-novels,  or something like that, says he is nominated for a prize. It's the International Thriller Writers 2014 Awards and Luke is … Continue reading Friday Book News 11 April

Book News Friday 16 May

...can see pretty well. Colours still very light and it's like looking into bright sun the whole time, but I can read ok and that's what matters. And what have I been reading about? The Fifth Legion Douglas Jackson another Blog Fave™ has produced the cover for the next in his '...of Rome' series, called … Continue reading Book News Friday 16 May

Friday book news

...is back! And, on a Saturday! Imperial Fire, Robert Lyndon's follow-up to Hawk Quest, has now been released. You can order it here: Amazon The Book Depository Or, if you fancy a signed first edition copy and don't mind paying full-whack and possibly postage the same cost as the book (depending on where you live … Continue reading Friday book news

Saturday Book News

More book news than you can shake the internet at

Books brought back from UK trip

Now you know why we took the car over. We drove from Denmark to Wales, via Germany, Holland, Belgium and an overnight in Calais France. Then on to the north of England, the south and back, via an overnight in Dunkerque. Book-buying wasn't the only reason of course, but it did make it a lot … Continue reading Books brought back from UK trip