Category Archives: reviews

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places – book review

By Neil Oliver Back in 2010 I asked for a copy of A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor for Christmas. It’s a great book although, I have to admit, I’ve not read it so much

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places – book review

By Neil Oliver Back in 2010 I asked for a copy of A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor for Christmas. It’s a great book although, I have to admit, I’ve not read it so much

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims – book review

By Toby Clements This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory,

Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims – book review

By Toby Clements This is a historical adventure story set at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Starting in the Priory of St Mary, in Lincolnshire in 1460, it charts the lives of two members of the priory,

Scotland Sightseeing 2018 Awards

Before we set off on the Scotland Tour at the beginning of May I had the thought of writing a travel blog each day as I did when I went on my travelogue tour some years ago. That idea turned

Scotland Sightseeing 2018 Awards

Before we set off on the Scotland Tour at the beginning of May I had the thought of writing a travel blog each day as I did when I went on my travelogue tour some years ago. That idea turned

The Last Jedi inspires R2D2 to hold the fort over the holiday

I’ve been away you know. You may not know, other than the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been in Amsterdam with friends for New Year where we played murder mystery and I played Enrico

The Last Jedi inspires R2D2 to hold the fort over the holiday

I’ve been away you know. You may not know, other than the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been in Amsterdam with friends for New Year where we played murder mystery and I played Enrico

Have they turned Sherlock into Rupert Bear?

The last couple of seasons of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman seem to have gone a bit awry. It all started to get a bit out of hand when they married off Watson to Mary. So far so

Have they turned Sherlock into Rupert Bear?

The last couple of seasons of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman seem to have gone a bit awry. It all started to get a bit out of hand when they married off Watson to Mary. So far so

Elstree 1976

R2D2 enjoyed his night out tonight at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. We drove over there to see a showing of Elstree 1976, a documentary about the lives of the actors and extras who were involved in the first

Elstree 1976

R2D2 enjoyed his night out tonight at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. We drove over there to see a showing of Elstree 1976, a documentary about the lives of the actors and extras who were involved in the first

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled