Daily Archives: April 20th, 2015

A Scandalous Man by Gavin Esler

I know of Gavin Esler as he is a newscaster and reporter in the UK. I chose his book in my local library because I was sure I would enjoy it. Perhaps my expectations were too high. Esler was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 27 February 1953 and is a Scottish BBC television presenter, journalist …

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The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People is the debut novel by Farahad Zama set in the beautiful town of Vizag in South eastern India. The author was born there in 1966 and the colourful coastal town with a contemporary marriage bureau prove a perfect backdrop for a splendid array of characters making sense of all sorts of pride and prejudice, and the ways in …

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My Shit Life So Far by Frankie Boyle

My Shit Life So Far is meant to be a comedic observational autobiography by comedian and topical panelist Frankie Boyle. Francis Martin Patrick Boyle, known as Frankie Boyle, is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. He was born on 16 August 1972 in Glasgow, Scotland …

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The Gang of One by Gary Mulgrew

The title of this book, Gang Of One, intrigued me. When I read the back of the book, I realised why the name of the author was familiar. Gary Mulgrew was one of the group of UK bankers known as The NatWest Three, or the Enron Three. They were British businessmen, Giles Darby, David Bermingham and Gary Mulgrew. In …

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A New Direction for Espionage Thrillers by guest author Terrence Crimmins

Back in the day, as they say, the principal backdrop for espionage novels was the Cold War. John Le Carre’s thriller, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, had a memorable title that brings up the fears and feelings of that genre, where the reader was enthralled with curiosity about the mysterious world behind …

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