Off Topic #1

Earlier this year a number of events lead me to think about my career, and what I have achieved, and what I would like to achieve in the future.  I am proud of what I have achieved in my current career, but looking ahead 20 years, I can’t picture myself still doing it. I had … Continue reading Off Topic #1

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Audiobook Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley Publication date: 07 July 2015 Genre:  General Fiction (Adult) Length:  10 hours 11 minutes (Unabridged) Narrated by:  Thomas Judd Published by:  Audible Studios for Bloomsbury Available at:  Audible.co.uk,  My Rating: 5 out of 5 Description: It's 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket … Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf Publication date: 22 October 2015 Genre:  Science Length:  496 pages Published by:  John Murray Press Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My Rating: 4 out of 5 Description: Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current … Continue reading Book Review: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

Book Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith Publication date: 02 October 2013 Genre:  Fairytale Length:  155 pages Published by:  David Meredith Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My Rating: 2 out of 5 Description: What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone? On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible … Continue reading Book Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

Book Review: Himself by Jess Kidd

Himself by Jess Kidd Publication date: 27 October 2016 Genre:  Mystery & Thrillers, Sci Fi & Fantasy Length:  368 pages Published by:  Canongate Books Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My Rating: 3 out of 5 Description: When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland’s west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination … Continue reading Book Review: Himself by Jess Kidd

Book Review: Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick

Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick Publication date:  09 August 2016 Genre:  Sci Fi & Fantasy Length:  288 pages Published by:  Tachyon Publications Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My Rating: 3 out of 5 Description: In this much-anticipated new collection, Michael Swanwick (The Dog Said Bow-Wow) takes a feline turn—prowling the pages with grace, precision, and … Continue reading Book Review: Not So Much, Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick

Book Review: The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann

The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder by Linda Stratmann Publication date:  22 March 2016 Genre:  Non Fiction, Science, History Length:  320 pages Published by:  Yale University Press, London Available at:  Amazon.co.uk, Goodreads My Rating: 4 out of 5 Description: Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann