Your Inner Hedgehog – Book Review

Another wonderful story concerning Professor Dr Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld by Alexander McCall Smith. I’m not reading these books in the correct order, but it doesn’t matter too much as they stand on their own more or less. Talking of standing, Professor Unterholzer’s sausage dog is mentioned in this book and is the reason UnterholzerContinue reading “Your Inner Hedgehog – Book Review”

Freddie the Buddhist Cat

Do you need something to smile about in these dark days? Meet Freddie. Freddie treats everything with respect. People, animals, birds, plants, even his breakfast. Freddie finds Buddhism. Saved from the shelter by John and Mary a new life begins. Then he meets Gemma. She regards humans as oppressors as they took her kittens. GemmaContinue reading “Freddie the Buddhist Cat”

Your Inner Hedgehog – Book Review

Another wonderful story concerning Professor Dr Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld by Alexander McCall Smith. I’m not reading these books in the correct order, but it doesn’t matter too much as they stand on their own more or less. Talking of standing, Professor Unterholzer’s sausage dog is mentioned in this book and is the reason UnterholzerContinue reading “Your Inner Hedgehog – Book Review”

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

This is one of those books we all should read once in our lives , in fact perhaps more than once. I read this story about 30 years ago and I’m sure it didn’t make me feel like it did now. Poor Gregor Samsa who’s been kind, supportive, generous and hard-working for his whole lifeContinue reading “Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka”

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

This is one of those books we all should read once in our lives , in fact perhaps more than once. I read this story about 30 years ago and I’m sure it didn’t make me feel like it did now. Poor Gregor Samsa who’s been kind, supportive, generous and hard-working for his whole lifeContinue reading “Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka”

Bolt from the Blue

This is a short story from Reedsy “Are you there God? It’s me.” I was kneeling on a red cushion in a pew in the cathedral with the soft light from the stained glass bathing me in a rainbow of colours that contrasted with my white shirt, black trousers, and grey jacket. My long noseContinue reading “Bolt from the Blue”

A rhyming love poem to Xi Jinping and/or the Chinese Communist Party to thank them for hosting the Olympic Games.

In this Fanstory contest , I had to write a rhyming love poem to Xi Jinping and/or the Chinese Communist Party to thank them for hosting the Olympic Games. Obviously, this is an absurd idea and so the only way for me to do this was to write in the style of William McGonagall InContinue reading “A rhyming love poem to Xi Jinping and/or the Chinese Communist Party to thank them for hosting the Olympic Games.”

Bolt from the Blue

This is a short story from Reedsy “Are you there God? It’s me.” I was kneeling on a red cushion in a pew in the cathedral with the soft light from the stained glass bathing me in a rainbow of colours that contrasted with my white shirt, black trousers, and grey jacket. My long noseContinue reading “Bolt from the Blue”

Book Review – The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

This is an excellent story about Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the institute of Romance Philology whose quest to gain respect for his intellectual interests goes awry in a hilarious number of ways. The professor has written a book on Portuguese Irregular Verbs, but somehow ends up lecturing to a number of fellow intellectualsContinue reading “Book Review – The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs”

The Silver Chair – Review – CS Lewis

For some reason Goodreads has this book as #4 in the Chronicles of Narnia and it isn’t it’s #6, so I hope that can be corrected. #4 = Prince Caspian. Prince Caspian is in this book although he’s King Caspian X whose son Prince Rilian has disappeared. Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole escape from bulliesContinue reading “The Silver Chair – Review – CS Lewis”