Category Archives: Reading


If you’re looking for a meaty tome, with a vast army of finely drawn characters, political intrigue, a haul of silver ingots, all topped off with a revolution, then take a look at the magnificent Nostromo. Written in 1904, and … Continue reading

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Malice Aforethought

Malice Aforethought, a ground breaking crime. Continue reading

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Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News is a fascinating account of key interviews undertaken by BBC journalist and Newsnight presenter, Emily Maitlis. If you’re looking for an academic work on the journalistic process, this ain’t it. But if you’re … Continue reading

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If Only They Didn’t Speak English

Take Jon Sopel’s analysis of the state of American society for a spin. It doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading

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All The President’s Men

Why is history worth reading? An examination of the past can reveal hidden clues to who we are now. Continue reading

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Holiday Reading

What makes the perfect holiday read? In days gone by, weight was often an issue and any vacationing bibliophile was forced to choose between books or clothes. But with the happy advent of the internet and the kindle, all this … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

This week, with the TV schedules groaning with yuletide quiz shows, repeats and the like, a little gem appeared unexpectedly. I’m not much of a fan of books ‘adapted for TV’ due to the fact that: (a) they are generally … Continue reading

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The House of Mirth

This week, a ‘lucky dip’ read comes good. As a general rule, if you are looking for a good book, you will never find yourself standing in front of the bookshelves of one of the town’s larger stationery suppliers. If … Continue reading

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The Film Club

So, David Gilmour has got himself into all sorts of hot water by apparently saying (to quote The Guardian) that “he won’t teach books written by women.” Oh? Actually if you look a bit closer at what was said, it reads … Continue reading

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A Mast On The Horizon

This week, whilst lolling in the crow’s nest (the 17th century naval equivalent of surfing the internet for things of interest), I spotted an interesting mast appear over the horizon, in the form of Arturo Perez-Reverte. Snr Perez-Reverte is a … Continue reading

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