Monthly Archives: December 2019

Book Review – The Way: A Girl Who Dared to Rise by Kristen Wolf

The Way: A Girl Who Dared to Rise by Kristen Wolf My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a superb book with which to end my reading decade! My father, and eminent statistician, was once asked, following a talk in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Penmaker’s Wife by Steve Robinson

The Penmaker’s Wife by Steve Robinson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like many mothers, nothing matters more to Angelica Chastain than her only child, William. She will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that he has the best life … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story is written from two points of view: that of a journalist and that of a girl, Louisa, who went missing from a private school many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Britain’s Best Political Cartoons by Tim Benson

Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2019 by Tim Benson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The cartoons that are featured in this book cover the period from September 2018 to August 2019: twelve months of turbulent and crazy politics in UK … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz

Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Police officer Susan Marlon is first on the scent of a car accident. The body of a child is found buried at the scene of the accident and it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Comes Knocking by Graham Bartlett

Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton by Graham Bartlett My rating: 4 of 5 stars The author draws upon his personal experiences during his thirty-year career that took him police cadet to Divisional Commander of the Brighton and Hove … Continue reading

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Blessings on Winter Solstice

Originally posted on Patricia M Osborne:
The Oak and The Mistletoe To the ancient druids the oak tree was sacred. An English oak was more sacred, and if it was an English Oak that had accepted mistletoe, that was the…

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Dear Boris Johnson, I’ve Had A Couple Of Thoughts…

Originally posted on Lucy Brazier:
… And I’d like to I share them with you. I don’t know much about running a country, or how to get out of the EU, or what to do about the NHS. But I…

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Green Momentum in NW Hampshire

I am amazed by the number of people who are approaching me in the street and emailing me to tell me that they are voting for me and the Green Party. A lot of them are breaking their voting habits … Continue reading

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Hustings in NW Hants – Part 2

The evening went well and I had a lot of very positive feedback. I even had people telling me that they had voted one way, particularly Conservative as you would expect in this constituency, all of their lives, and that … Continue reading

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