Maigret and the Ghost – Book Review

Maigret is my favourite detective because he’s depicted as an ordinary man but is extraordinarily good at what he does. He has the respect of his colleagues and is quite content to eat sandwiches and drink beer when pursuing a case into the night. In this case, the shooting of a fellow inspector and theContinue reading “Maigret and the Ghost – Book Review”

The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents – Book Review

This is one of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels though don’t expect any of the usual characters to appear – there are no wizards – apart from Death and the Death of Rats, who make only a fleeting appearance. Yes, some animals do perish in this book, but don’t worry remember how many lives cats have.Continue reading “The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents – 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 Sign of Four – Book Review

One of the classic Sherlock Holmes’ books written by Arthur Conan Doyle, the one about India, missing treasure, a boat chase on The Thames, and Dr Watson meeting his wife. The only thing I don’t appreciate about these tales is how weak the female characters are written, as though they’re just useful for creating plotContinue reading “The Sign of Four – Book Review”

Treasure Island – Book Review

It’s a classic and rightly so. A tale of pirates, the high seas, and of course a treasure map created by the buccaneer Captain Flint. The many memorable characters include Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins, Ben Gunn, Billy Bones, and Blind Pew. Robert Louis Stevenson’s original title for this book was ‘The Sea Cook’ asContinue reading “Treasure Island – 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”

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”

26th August – The Snows of Kilimanjaro

I read this book twice in succession and I still can’t work out why it’s so absorbing – is it because of the flashbacks to the times that Harry has survived because he knows he’s going to die this time? It’s a mystery to me. I don’t like the way Harry treats Helen or indeedContinue reading “26th August – The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

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)”