BOOK REVIEW: Half A King by Joe Abercrombie

December 9, 2014



first published at A Writer Goes On A Journey Half A King Joe Abercrombie The Shattered Sea 1 2014 Harper Collins 9780007558483   After reading Abercrombie’s brutal novel, Red Country, I was not sure what to expect with this new one, Half A King. It was only after I had finished reading it that I […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

December 6, 2014


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first published at A Writer Goes On A Journey The Empty Throne Bernard Cornwell The Warrior Chronicles 8 Harper Collins 2014 978-0-00-750417-6 One of the great things about reviewing books is being given books to read. I rarely have to buy books any longer unless it is something for a particular purpose or it is […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Ned Kelly: Under the Microscope

December 3, 2014



Ned Kelly: Under the Microscope Editor: Craig Cormick CSIRO Publishing 2014 When I was first offered the chance to review this title, at first I thought ‘not another Kelly history/biography, taking either a decided pro-Kelly or anti-Kelly stance.’ But I know the editor, Craig Cormick and have high regard for his work so decided to […]

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REVIEW: The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller – intrigue plus!

September 16, 2014


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The Falcon Throne The Tarnished Crown Book 1 Karen Miller 2014 9780733629150 Karen Miller has a strong record as an author of gripping fantasy fiction. I was therefore glad to get my hands on a review of copy of The Falcon Throne, the start of her…

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100 years of Allen & Unwin: 1914 – 2014

August 4, 2014


The venerable publisher, Allen & Unwin, has just turned 100 years old! And they are sharing the birthday goodies by offering up a competition for residents of Australia and New Zealand to win 100 books from their backlist! Better get over there fast to sign up!    

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Zenith give away with Rafflecopter

July 15, 2014


In the quest for spreading the word wider, a newish trend seems to be working – Rafflecopter. This provides a series of things for people to do such as tweeting, liking and blogging about an event, completion of the simple tasks putting you into the running for whatever the prize is. I first came across […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Comedy Rules by Jonathan Lynn

June 20, 2014



  Comedy Rules; from the Cambridge Footlights to Yes Prime Minister Jonathan Lynn Faber and Faber Limited 2011 9780571277964 Jonathan Lynn is not a household name to many of us. But a lot more of us know his work from the Yes Minister series that he co-wrote with Antony Jay. But as is usually the […]

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