Category Archives: reading

W – World

The WORLD would have been a very different place if even just one of the alternative histories explored in WHAT IF – MILITARY HISTORIANS IMAGINE WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN (edited by ROBERT COWLEY) had come true. From a naval battle … Continue reading

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V – Venice

We’re back in Italy, still in the north, but this time on the other side of the coast, in VENICE, THE CITY  OF FALLEN ANGELS according to JOHN BERENDT. I love to read a good travelogue, especially the ones that … Continue reading

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U – Underworld

Today we are travelling down, to the UNDERWORLD where the dead people live. The greatest book I have read, narrated by death itself is the BOOKTHIEF by MARKUS ZUSAK. It lingered on my shelf for years, for some reason, before … Continue reading

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T – Thames

Living in London you can’t avoid the great river THAMES that run through the city, much of its life is surrounded by it and have been from the earliest origins. I love going on the top deck of a bus … Continue reading

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S – Saltmarshes

The SALTMARSHES are located in the Norfolk area of England, where ELLY GRIFFITHS have set her DR RUTH GALLOWAY series. It’s a mysterious place with lay lines and quick sands, the perfect background for any murderous scenes where the landscape … Continue reading

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R – Riga & Rome

In THE FREE WORLD by DAVID BEZMOZGIS, we are travelling between RIGA and ROME as refugees from the Soviet Union with the Kraznasnky family who think they have left the communist country behind them, but joining the other Russian emigres … Continue reading

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Q – Queen’s Park

I always enjoy finding a book fictional or non-fictional about the place where I live and you can read along and recognise places. I lived around QUEEN’S PARK in London for several years and was well familiar with the cafe … Continue reading

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P – Patanal

About once a year I pick up a JOHN GRISHAM book, his books are usually a light but informative read. I like how he uses his knowledge of the court world in his book. I have found however, if I … Continue reading

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O – O’ahu

Today we are travelling to the beautiful islands of O’AHU part of the Hawaiian Islands where we let the country’s last QUEEN LILI’UOKALANI tell her story of the end of her country – HAWAII’S STORY BY HAWAII’S QUEEN.     … Continue reading

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N – Narnia

Unusually for me, I came to know the world of NARNIA from the TV adaptation first (I think it must have been the BBC adaptation from the late 1980s). When I was young, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE … Continue reading

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