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I must admit I had never heard of World Book Night until a work colleague mentioned it to me yesterday. This morning when I arrived at work there was a copy of Escaped from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden placed in front of my keyboard. I shall read it and pass it on…
So what is [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 23rd 2015

One of the books I am currently reading is ‘The Perfect Heresy: The Life and Death of the Cathars‘ by Stephen O’Shea.  At the beginning of the chapter on Carcassonne there is a perfect description of what I saw and how I felt when I caught my first fleeting glimpse of Carcassonne as I traveled from Toulouse [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2013

Synopsis (from book cover):
After the taking of Jerusalem by crusaders in the year of grace 1099, pilgrims started to travel to Palestine in ever greater numbers to worship at the tomb of Christ, the Holy Sepulchre.  It was to ensure their protection that in 1119 – 1120, a knight from Champagne, Hugh de Payns, founded [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2013

Synopsis (from book cover):
It’s 1928, Freddie Watson is still grieving for his brother, lost in the Great War.  Driving through the foothills of the French Pyrenees, his car spins off the road in a snowstorm.  Freddie takes refuge in an isolated village and there meets a beautiful, captivating woman.  They spend the night talking of love and loss and war.  But [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2012

Omni Magazine was one of my favourite reads in my younger years.  The magazine covered exploratory science and science fiction of the day.
I read and collected the magazines for a number of years, but my collection has long since gone.  Occasionally there have been certain articles and Sci Fi stories that I have wished to [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2012

Synopsis (from book cover):
Now Katherine Swift, one of the most acclaimed gardening writers of her generation, takes a fresh look at the garden she created over twenty years in the grounds of Dower House at Morville, meditating on everything from the terrain and its history, to the plants and trees, and the odd habits of [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2012

… Biography of a Genius
Synopsis (from the back cover):
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity.  Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 11th 2012

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