Earthquakes. War. Fatal and near-fatal crashes. Romance in the desert. Sultans and royals. In the clutches of Iranian police. A world championship. Those and much more, all heavily laced with humour, are in a funny little book by helicopter pilot, Nick Mylne. Life In A Spin (The Conrad Press) is nothing to do with politics […]
Category: Book Reviews
How to be an alien gives an insight about the English of the 40/50’s through satire by a Hungarian born journalist.
The Assault on Truth by Peter Oborne takes us on a rollercoaster journey into the heart of recent political events with example after example of documented duplicity.
Nigel Beevor writes about Britain’s past as a Great Power during the British Empire, which led to Churchill, Atlee and Macmillan’s government believing we deserved special treatment post-WWII. But after the 2016 EU referendum, Britain no longer holds the same status.
Hugh Riddell reviews John Bennett’s, ‘Hell in my Head’, a poignant novel that addresses the distress caused by military conflict and war; many of Bennett’s own family also suffered from physical and mental health issues after the Second World War
Lullaby Beach by Stella Duffy tackles coastal over-development and greed, rape, violence, gender inequality, revenge, race and “Me Too.”
John le Carre defined the spy novel genre and moulded much of our emotional response to the Cold War, he also spanned the living memory of an entire country
The story of the Kentish Independence Party (a review of Kippers by Fred Atkins)
St George in full regalia is shown gently patting the dragon on the head presumably advising that in contemporary times issues are settled by negotiation
It’s also time for the industry to cease its arrogant and snobbish attitude towards subsidy publishing, where authors contribute towards the cost of printing a book.