Monthly Archives: May, 2015

The Tom Hanks Enigma by David Gardner

Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors. Like Michael Caine and Harrison Ford, if I see his name in the cast of a film, I know I will enjoy the movie. So, when I found this biography of Tom Hanks by David Gardner in my local library, I decided I should read The Tom …

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Poems by guest author Ruth Grant

February small white delicate flowers slender stems in tiny clusters they appear in February sweeping away the dullness of winter, snowdrops an invitation to celebrate Valentine lovers wax eloquent run to the letter box eagerly searching intimate scribbles on perfumed paper romance in the air will it be there a quick glance a smile of …

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carre

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is one of those books that I always felt I should have read but had never quite got around to it, so when it was book of the month at my book group I was really pleased that I would have to make time to read it. …

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Interesting Facts About The Sonnet by guest author Dr Oliver Teale

A short history of the sonnet form, with some fun facts about its development Writing an introduction to the sonnet throws out a number of questions, so in this post we will ask what might be considered the essential questions about the sonnet form, and provide some answers. Who invented the sonnet? What form does …

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Festival of Poetry: A Collection of Poetry

Festival of Poetry is a collection of poems by poets from around the UK. It was published by United Press in 2013. The poems were those winning and commended poems entered into a national competition. The competition attracted over 2,000 entries, with some submissions from new British poets. The winning poet was Sue Kauth from Somerset, England. Her …

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I’ve Got You Under by Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

I have not read many books by Mary Higgins Clark, but the ones I have read, I have really enjoyed. She is a bestselling American author of mystery and suspense books. My favourite genre! Mary Higgins Clark was born Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins on 24 December, 1927, in the Bronx, New York, USA, the second of three …

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Asylum City by Liad Shoham reviewed by guest author Barry Martin Vass

Asylum City is an Israeli crime novel from Liad Shoham, translated from the original Hebrew by Sara Kitai. Liad Shoham is an Israeli writer and lawyer. Shoham was born on 31, December 1931 in Peta Tivka, Israel. He is Israel’s leader thriller writer. dubbed the Israeli John Grisham. The scenario is that, at any given time there are …

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The Island by Victoria Hislop

I picked up a copy of Victoria Hislop’s book, The Island, from a local book sale. I was pleased to secure it because I really enjoyed her book The Thread and reviewed it on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/04/30/the-thread-by-victoria-hislop/. Both books tell tales from Hislop’s favourite country, Greece. Victoria Hislop won Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 British Book …

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All The Colours Of Darkness by Peter Robinson

One of my daughters gave me All the Colours of Darkness by Peter Robinson. I was delighted. I first met Peter when I attended an Arvon writing course in Inverness, Scotland and he was one of the tutors. What an incisive mind he has! Peter hales from Armly, Leeds, Yorkshire, England where he was born …

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How To Get Your Book Into A Library by guest author Kevin Morris

I am fortunate to live within 10-15 minutes walking distance of Upper Norwood’s Joint Library, 41 Westow Hill, London, England, SE19 1TJ the oldest and, I believe the only independent institution of its kind. In search of ways to get my book, Dalliance: A Collection of Poetry and Prose into the hands of more readers I …

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