A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis book review

January 13, 2016

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A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis courtesy of Quick Reads

The Storyline We start the story with a bookseller getting caught in the middle at the beginning of the English Civil War of 1642-1651, four months after the war started between the Roundheads and Cavaliers. Martin Watts is taken captive for trying to protect books from being burned and ends up in Oxford Castle gaol […]

Posted in: Books, Entertainment, History

And the Stars Look Very Different Today

January 11, 2016

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David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust Picture credit unknown

Woke to the news that a Starman was taken away Heard him in my Absolute Beginner days Ziggy Stardust and his Spiders from Mars How Changes mere made throughout his past He sang about Modern Love and China Girl Let’s Dance he said, how we did twirl Is there Life on Mars he wanted to […]

Posted in: Poetry

The Original Starman

January 11, 2016

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David Bowie 1947-2016 - BBC News

I awoke this morning in a daze and hazily looked at a text from an eccentric friend I have and was shocked to what he had sent me. It said that David Bowie had ‘gone’ and my mind spun at that. What did he mean? Was I in deep sleep and dreaming? Was I still […]

Flowers and Rainbows

January 6, 2016

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Gun Debate.com has Five Outrageous Anti-NRA Cartoons - Eagle Rising eaglerising.com

*For all in America who want the National Rifle Association wiped from existence and guns along with them that hold no place in a modern, peaceful and civilised society. Read today how one tried to hold back the tide But from the hate he cannot hide From those who wallow in misery and blinkered views […]

Posted in: Poetry

Chasing Stars

December 31, 2015

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Chasing Stars

*For Monica, Michelle, Estelle and all the family. This is for you and your beloved Max So my dear friend You have now gone Left us for the stars Whilst we behind are left bereft Left with broken hearts You were our companion Our best friend and more besides Whilst you are no longer here […]

Posted in: Poetry

Wrong Time, Wrong Place by Simon Kernick book review

December 27, 2015

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Wrong Time Wrong Place by Simon Kernick Picture courtesy of http://www.simonkernick.com

The storyline Four friends meet up after a long time apart and go on holiday together in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands. The holiday is soon cut short upon the discovery of a young foreign girl running naked near their holiday cabin. They take her back to try and help her but she […]

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Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Husbands of River Song

December 27, 2015

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The Husbands of River Song by Stuart Manning

The Storyline It is the year 5343 on the human colony of Mendorax Dellora and a man named Nardole arrives at the stationary Tardis to ask the Doctor for medical assistance for a woman on a flying saucer who turns our to be none other than the magnificent River Song, little realising who he is; […]

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