Monthly Archives: May 2013

Oh no! Not another book about vehicles…

I think it’s fair to say that any parent of small boys – and probably quite a few small girls too, let’s not be gendered here – will have read a lot of books about vehicles of one kind or … Continue reading

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EXCESS – The Art of Treason by Mathias Frey

After six months or so of work my translation of Mathias Frey’s self-published political thriller EXCESS – The Art of Treason has now finally gone live on Kindle. Translating a book by an indie author, with the translation also to … Continue reading

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Pants!

If you have a small child coming up to potty training, you need this book. In fact if you have a small child, you need this book whatever. Pants by Giles Andreae (aka Purple Ronnie) and Nick Sharratt is an … Continue reading

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White Truffles in Winter

White Truffles in Winter by N.M. Kelby (Alma Books, 2012) is a book I first heard of on Lindsay Healy’s Little Reader Library blog in a guest review by Angi Holden. It sounded intriguing enough to go on my library … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice – How to Host a Ball

Following on from my recent Heyer-fest, I have just been enjoying Pride and Prejudice – How to Host a Ball which was shown on BBC4 the other day. Various historians and so on have set out to recreate the Netherfield … Continue reading

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The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jean Aiken Hodge

Last year I was perturbed by Rachel Cooke’s review in the Guardian of Jennifer Kloester’s Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller. You can read my thoughts on the matter here: Fretting About Georgette Heyer. At the time I decided that … Continue reading

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The Ringed Castle, Lymond Book 5

I have just finished the fifth Lymond book by Dorothy Dunnett. I don’t know whether this makes it a good or a bad time to write about it, as it is still rattling rather noisily around inside my head. Perhaps … Continue reading

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