Monthly Archives: October, 2015

The Special Dead by Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is a gifted author whose writing continues to develop and grow with each novel she produces. She hails from Scotland and is a leading exponent of the “Tartan Noir” genre. Her most recent novel, The Special Dead, tells a gripping story firmly set in Glasgow, Scotland. It is already the tenth book featuring Anderon’s …

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100 Poems to see You Through: Bright Words for the Darkest Hours, by Daisy Goodwin

100 Poems to see You Through – Bright Words for the Darkest Hours is a book of poetry put together by Daisy Goodwin. She is a British television producer, poetry anthologist and novelist who was born on 19, December, 1961. This particular book was published in aid of Maggie’s Centres which are available throughout the UK for …

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One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner

One Moment, One Morning was book of the month in my book group. It was written by Sarah Rayner, a British author. Rayner was born in London in 1963 and grew up in Richmond, Surrey. The author now lives in Brighton, England. She worked as an advertising copywriter before writing fiction full-time. This is the first …

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Bloody Scotland Crime Writers’ Festival 2015

It has just occurred to me that I should have put together a short piece about this year’s Bloody Scotland Crime Writers’ Festival that took place 11-13 September 2015 in Stirling, Scotland. My husband and I were lucky enough to be able to attend. On Friday evening we went to hear a story improvised by …

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Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking

The most famous living physicist must surely the be the Englishman, Professor Stephen Hawking, who lectures at Cambridge University in England, UK. Many years ago, I attempted to read his book, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. It was published in 1988 as a comprehensible science book explaining all that was then known about …

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