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To The Memory Of A Great Man

Book Reviews: Beethoven – his life and times, by AteĊŸ Orga; and Eroica – The First Great Romantic Symphony, by James Hamilton-Paterson Generally, I try to spread out books on a similar subject, but these two were both relatively short … Continue reading

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Terroir

Book Review: The Apple Orchard – The Story Of Our Most English Fruit, by Pete Brown I picked this up almost a year ago in the work book sale. The apple tree here (most likely a Bramley) fruits heavily every … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Book Review: Kompromat, by Stanley Johnson I hesitated over this one in the work book sale, as I wasn’t sure I had the stomach for it, but in the end decided to “feel the fear and do it anyway”. After … Continue reading

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More tea, vicar?

Book Review: Empire of Tea – The Asian Leaf that Conquered the World, by Markman Ellis, Richard Coulton and Matthew Mauger It is, apparently, almost 10 years since I read Markman Ellis’ The Coffee House, which is what prompted me … Continue reading

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Trigger Warning

Book Review: A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman I’m behind on book reviews. This had been on my to-read list for a while when it turned up in the work book sale; when I discovered Reading Film Theatre is … Continue reading

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Immigration, Immigration, Immigration

Book Review: The Making of the British Landscape, by Nicholas Crane Although I recalled being a little underwhelmed by Crane’s biography of Mercator, I decided to give this one a go when I saw it in the work book sale. … Continue reading

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Road Trip or Car Crash?

Book Review: The Wangs vs The World, by Jade Chang I had this on my to-read list when I found it in the work book sale, but it’s taken time to get round to it. I found the first few … Continue reading

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