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Book Review: Paranormal Warwickshire by S.C. Skillman

Paranormal Warwickshire by S.C. Skillman My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is obvious that a lot of work has gone into this book. The result is an excellent collection of stories about ghosts and the houses and castles in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mary Queen of Scots

This is a very good film but it is not a great film. Perhaps I am being unfair, as it is only natural that I make some comparison with the film that I saw last week, The Favourite, which is … Continue reading

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Book Review: King’s Gold by Michael Jecks

King’s Gold by Michael Jecks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well researched: a story well told. Historical fiction has always been my favourite genre since I first read Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff when I was eight … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones (1964)

This is priceless! Fantastic! And hilarious! 1964 – The Mike Douglas Show on US TV. Mike interviews the rather shy (!) Rolling Stones and introduces three overwhelmed fans on stage before the group perform Not Fade Away. It’s worth watching … Continue reading

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Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very moving story which could change your life. This is a work of fiction which is beautifully woven using many threads of both harsh and loving … Continue reading

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Lance’s Coach Tour #6

The voting is over and my passengers are boarding for the sixth grand coach tour. Welcome aboard! The front two seats are quickly occupied by Sheila and Colleen, who are all ready singing  even before the expected arrival of Howard, who … Continue reading

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Review: If History Was Scottish

If History Was Scottish by Norman Ferguson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a gift from my dear sister, Kim. It was a really great gift and I appreciated it. The concept is very simple. It consists a series … Continue reading

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