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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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A Golden Age, Revisited

Book Review: Five Go On A Strategy Away Day, by Bruno Vincent I’m behind on book reviews. I picked this up in a recent book sale at work as a bit of a joke, having seen it and others in … Continue reading

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Samper Fidelis

Book Review: Rancid Pansies, by James Hamilton-Paterson This is the third in Hamilton-Paterson’s Gerald Samper series, and although I don’t think it’s necessary to know the back-story, it certainly helps. The previous book ended – metaphorically though not literally – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dilbert Principle, by Scott Adams Two of my former co-workers got me this as an additional leaving present. Perhaps it’s surprising that I didn’t already have a copy. What is most striking is that The Dilbert Principle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Disgrace, by James Hamilton-Paterson Gerald Samper has come to hate one-armed yachtswoman Millie Cleat with a passion, but needs to ensure her “autobiography” (ghost-written by You Know Who) is a success financially. Meanwhile, and through the sort … Continue reading

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The Good Life

Book Review: Cooking with Fernet Branca, by James Hamilton-Paterson I decided to give this a re-read in preparation for reading its sequel. It turns out that enough time has passed for the details to be fresh once again. Fortunately, it … Continue reading

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The Age of Indeference

Yesterday, kharin and I met up with rosamicula to visit the Hogarth exhibition at Tate Britain. Owing to circumstances beyond our control, for once there were no great problems in meeting up, and the exhibition was surprisingly quiet; I suppose … Continue reading

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