Monthly Archives: April 2015

Masters of the Desert

The Hunt for Zerzura (2002) Saul Kelly Wheels across the Desert (2008) Andrew Goudie These two books treat of the same subject – the exploration of the Libyan Desert in the interwar period and the role of the Long Range … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (7)

On the one hand it was a good week of reading with one book being finished, two started and one picked up again after several months. On the other, it was unsatisfactory in that I didn’t manage to keep to my daily … Continue reading

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A literary Pilgrimage to Combe Florey

On Tuesday, 14th April I crossed the border from Devon to South-western Somserset to visit Combe Florey, the home of Evelyn Waugh. Waugh moved into Combe Florey House in 1956, and lived there until his death ten ten years later. … Continue reading

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Easier to Run by Pfangirl

Easier to Run picks up the story of Lara Croft five years after the events depicted in the 2013 reboot of the video-game franchise Tomb Raider. Written by South African author, Noelle Adams – who writes under the nom de plume Pfangirl – … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (6)

This week my reading routine went out the window as I went on holiday to Devon. The sunny weather and beautiful countryside did not stop me from finishing three books. They were The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, Wheels Across The Desert by Andrew … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (5)

This week, Noelle Adams finished writing Easier to Run and a day or so later I finished reading it. As per what I would like to be my regular practice, I will not say too much about it here but dedicate … Continue reading

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Mad About Mark

Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy Helen Fielding In the end, I enjoyed reading Mad About The Boy and would definitely recommend it to other fans of Bridget Jones. The book is certainly not perfect. The plot is pre-cooked, having … Continue reading

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