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A Book Of Revelations by AC Burch

I was sent this book by the publisher (Homeport Press) for an honest review. A Book Of Revelations is a group of short stories by award winning author AC Burch, and the stories are all set around the areas that the author knows well: Provincetown and South Beach. The stories in this collection all focus…

Fletcher’s Fortune by John Drake

A bright and swashbuckling adventure on the high seas, Fletcher’s Fortune is a historical and fictional memoir of Jacob Fletcher. This book was sent to me by Endevour Press for honest review. All opinions are my own. As an apprentice, orphaned Jacob Fletcher should not be able to be press ganged into the Navy by…

The Pursuit Of Love by Nancy Mitford

In Zoe Heller’s introduction to this novel, she makes the point that people either love or hate a Mitford novel. I wonder if that’s really true? The Mitford sisters grew up in a rag tag bundle, on a manor in England, the children of Upper Class parents, in the early part of last century. Nancy,…

Blog Challenge: 10 Things About Me

I’ve been tagged twice recently in a blog challenge to tell you all ten things about me. SO, just for fun, I put it in a video. It’s plenty awkward, but if you’re interested in knowing more about me, you probably want to know what I look and sound like, right? Click below to watch.…

The Institute by Vincent Bijlo

Vincent Bijlo is more well known in The Netherlands where he works in TV, radio and theatre, as well as in stand up comedy, so I had never heard of him before Holland Park Press asked me to review this book for them. (As always, all opinions herein are my own, and the book was…

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Catch-22 is “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions”. (Thank you, Google) Β The book is about a number of these situations that occur in the army during a war, centering around a schmuck called Yossarian, who wants to get out but can’t because…