Robinson Crusoe – Book Review

Robinson Crusoe is a classic story inspired by the experience of Alexander Selkirk marooned for 4 years and 4 months on the largest of the Juan Fernandez Islands 400 miles off Valparaiso, Chile. This is a story that builds up slowly and becomes more and more readable as the time passes. It is a testimonyContinue reading “Robinson Crusoe – Book Review”

Pilgrim’s Progress – Book Review

Another classic book that everyone ought to read at some point in their lives even if religion and / or Christianity holds no interest for you. To give it its full title, The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. Strictly speakingContinue reading “Pilgrim’s Progress – Book Review”

Coming soon – The Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “Coming soon – The Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

The Mary Celeste Society

This excerpt is from the book entitled 40 Strange Groups. Little is known about them, hence the shortness of the book and the low price. ============================== On 5th December 1872, the ship Dei Gratia was about 400 miles east of the Azores, when crew members spotted a ship adrift in the choppy seas. Capt. DavidContinue reading “The Mary Celeste Society”

Nestorian Christians to recreate the Mongol Empire (NECREME)

This is an extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. The Nestorians are followers of Nestorius (c. AD 386—451), who was Archbishop of Constantinople. Nestorianism is based on the belief put forth by Nestorius that emphasized the disunity of the human and divine natures of Christ. According to the Nestorians,Continue reading “Nestorian Christians to recreate the Mongol Empire (NECREME)”

The Edward de Vere Society (EdVS)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. The Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship holds that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays and poems traditionally attributed to William Shakespeare. It is recognized by Oxfordians and Stratfordians alike that writing about royal courts, Italy and law requiredContinue reading “The Edward de Vere Society (EdVS)”

The Camel Appreciation Society (TCAS)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. Most people dislike riding on camels due to the animal’s terrible attitude, bad breath, and yellow teeth. Some people overlook these obvious problems in favour of the smooth ride offered by these idiosyncratic animals in the hotter climates of the world. TCASContinue reading “The Camel Appreciation Society (TCAS)”

Hindu Reincarnation Memory Club (HRMC)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. Reincarnation – known as Punarjanma – it is one of the core beliefs of Hinduism that is generally accepted by many of its practitioners. Reincarnation is the natural process of birth, death and rebirth. Hindus believe that the Jiva or Atman (soul)Continue reading “Hindu Reincarnation Memory Club (HRMC)”

21st August – Book Review – The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

The English crime novelist, Charles Latimer, is in Istanbul when he hears that the body of a famous criminal, Dimitrios, has been found in The Bosphorus. In order to garner some background information for his new book, Latimer decides to find out more about Dimitrios who has been in most parts of Europe at oneContinue reading “21st August – Book Review – The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler”

Broken Umbrella Menders Association (BUMA)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. After a rainstorm the one guaranteed sight is a profusion of broken umbrellas strewn around on the wet ground. Most of the time these items are thrown into the rubbish. However, in Leeds this is not the case. Members of the localContinue reading “Broken Umbrella Menders Association (BUMA)”