The only list that matters – Best in Show 2015!

If you buy all these, you'll be as poor as me. But happy. Though that generally doesn't wash with the bank man. Trust me, I've tried it.

Review: The Ends of the Earth

The Ends of the Earth by Robert Goddard My rating: 4 of 5 stars The final book in The Wide World Trilogy and Robert Goddard remembers the Wide World bit on the cover and has the story rushing - as much as a five week sail trip can be said to be rushing - off to Japan in … Continue reading Review: The Ends of the Earth

Review: The Corners of the Globe

The Corners of the Globe by Robert Goddard My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Corners of the Globe is the second in Robert Goddard’s The Wide World trilogy and it definitely shows all the signs of a master of the genre at work. I think I was perhaps fortunate to read this coming off the back of another … Continue reading Review: The Corners of the Globe

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!

Friday Book News – Friday 25 April

Now with caps on all words in title! American stylee! Stuart Neville's Ratlines, is up for something called a 'Barry.' Seems to be a prize/prizes awarded for thrillers. The Barry awards is run by something called 'Deadly Pleasures' magazine. As they say: "Deadly Pleasures is America's premier fan-oriented mystery magazine.  In it and on this site … Continue reading Friday Book News – Friday 25 April

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