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!
I could have walked over there and got it
Roman in the gloaming.
The Lion and the Lamb by John Henry Clay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Set in a period I knew very little about, The Lion and The Lamb I found to be in the end, an excellent book, instantly engaging, really well written and a thoroughly good investment of my - and your - … Continue reading Review: The Lion and the Lamb
It's now been a while since I read the first in Doug Jackson's Rome series. I've also read a fair few Roman epics in the meantime. Let's see if the story is still strong enough for me to (mentally) pick up where I left off. Here I go! Reading Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson … Continue reading Reading Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson
...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
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The Excalibur Codex by James Douglas My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'James Douglas', apart from being a Scottish friend of Robert The Bruce in the 13 and 14th Century, is of course the alter-ego of the really rather super Douglas Jackson (I'm guessing that THAT is actually his real name!). James Douglas comes out … Continue reading Review: The Excalibur Codex
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