Monthly Archives: September 2019

Book Review: Counterfeit by Elizabeth Ducie

Counterfeit! by Elizabeth Ducie My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a well-crafted and very believable tale of deceit and intrigue. The pace is good and is maintained throughout. I love the characters, who continue to reveal hidden secrets … Continue reading

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Film Review: Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is a very enjoyable, comfortable ride in movieland. Although the scenery, costumes, sets and acting are all superb, of the highest quality, this film is not a classic period drama. I would classify it as a period comedy. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A Levine

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine My rating: 4 of 5 stars There was much in this book that resonated with me. Some of my personal life experiences, good as well as bad, run in parallel to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Space Dust by Eloise De Sousa

Space Dust by Eloise De Sousa My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a delightful little story with massive appeal to the 4-11 year-old age group. You will enjoy reading the adventures of Big Ox and Little One to … Continue reading

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Evening of Empowerment

I am very much looking forward to being one of the three invited speakers at Orange Rose Agency’s Evening of Empowerment at the Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke on Tuesday evening. For my part, I shall be talking about the … Continue reading

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New Chums – HMS Conway – 9/9/69

Half a Century! Exactly 50 years ago today, I arrived at HMS Conway, in the grounds of Plas Newydd, on the Anglesey side of the Menai Strait and close to the infamous village of Lllanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or Llanfair PG as we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019: Scent by Matt Thomas, Duncan Abel, Carol McKay, Judy Birkbeck, Luke Hilton, Joseph Darlington, Johanna Robinson

The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019: Scent by Matt Thomas, Duncan Abel, Carol McKay, Judy Birkbeck, Luke Hilton, Joseph Darlington, Johanna Robinson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Perhaps my expectations were too high because these stories are … Continue reading

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