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The Sentence Is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne book 2) by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sentence Is Death (Detective Daniel Hawthorne book 2) by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

We are back to the marmite of narratives. You either love the fact that Anthony Horowitz places himself firmly at the centre of the narrative or you can’t stomach it. I’m happily sitting pretty with the idea that I love this to meta-death. Is it an ego trip or is it just something different? He’s […]

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Doctor Who: Combat Magicks by Steve Cole (book review).

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Combat Magicks by Steve Cole (book review).

  When the TARDIS bumps into an obstruction above the Earth, it makes an unexpected landing in Roman times. In ‘Combat Magicks’, the Doctor still seems to be getting to grips with the controls, which has been a recurring theme of the series. The team have arrived in Gaul and it’s about to witness the […]

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The Star Wars Cookbook: Han Sandwiches And Other Galactic Snacks by Lara Starr with photographs by Angie Cao (book review).

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Star Wars Cookbook: Han Sandwiches And Other Galactic Snacks by Lara Starr with photographs by Angie Cao (book review).

For the little ‘Star Wars’ fan in your life who are desperate to learn to cook before they go to university and live on cold pizza, this book could help them on their way. Illustrated with the action figures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, this small book goes where several have gone before (whoops wrong […]

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Doctor Who: The Good Doctor by Juno Dawson (book review).

November 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Good Doctor by Juno Dawson (book review).

A singularly appropriate story about mistaken identity heralds the dawn of ‘The Good Doctor’, who now just happens to be a woman. After a great ending where the Doctor and her friends negotiate a tricky ceasefire between the human settlers and the indigenous species of Lobos, they are jubilant. But Ryan has forgotten his phone […]

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The Psychology Of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (book review).

August 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Psychology Of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (book review).

Imagine being part of a team that fulfilled its greatest imaginings. It’s a tight-knit group of female scientists who have applied their knowledge to making time travel possible. Imagine the trauma of being excluded through no fault of your own and being forgotten by your team who you thought were friends. Barbara, one of the […]

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Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark book 2 by Ed McDonald (book review).

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ravencry: The Raven’s Mark book 2 by Ed McDonald (book review).

‘Ravencry’ is the sequel to ‘Blackwing’ and therefore Part 2 of the trilogy ‘The Raven’s Mark’. ‘Blackwing’ was and is a stunning and highly readable. It sucks you right into the adventure. ‘Ravencry’ follows on from ‘Blackwing’, so don’t read this is you haven’t read it. Why haven’t you read it? Ed McDonald has a […]

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Doctor Who: The Triple Knife And Other Doctor Who Stories by Jenny T. Colgan (book review).

July 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Triple Knife And Other Doctor Who Stories by Jenny T. Colgan (book review).

‘The Triple Knife And Other Doctor Who Stories’ is a collection of stories by Jenny T. Colgan already published elsewhere. If you already have these stories you may not want to purchase them again but this book will make a nice gift for a younger reader who may be inspired to write themselves. The Triple […]

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Torchwood: Believe by Guy Adams (CD review).

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Torchwood: Believe by Guy Adams (CD review).

The boys and girls are back in town and this is Torchwood as you knew and loved it before it got all complicated and deep. This is Torchwood before the cull. Everyone loves a new religion and the latest is out of this world. It’s inevitable that Torchwood has to get involved as there might […]

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The World Of Sherlock Holmes: The Facts And Figures Behind The World’s Greatest Detective by Martin Fido (book review).

July 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
The World Of Sherlock Holmes: The Facts And Figures Behind The World’s Greatest Detective by Martin Fido (book review).

‘The World Of Sherlock Holmes’, a production from the Sherlock Holmes Museum is written by Martin Fido and was first issued in 2015. It’s an interesting and nicely presented examination of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal detective and the world he helped create. Illustrations and photographs illuminate the text which is clearly laid out in […]

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Wyntertide: Rotherweird book 2 by Andrew Caldecott (book review).

July 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wyntertide: Rotherweird book 2 by Andrew Caldecott (book review).

Fiendishly plotted and carefully crafted, ‘Wyntertide’ is the sequel to the quirky ‘Rotherweird’ which introduces us to the city state hidden from history. Having been granted independence by Queen Elizabeth, the first Rotherweird bans the teaching of history and nurses a terrible secret at its heart. Into this came the unassuming Jonah Oblong, teacher of […]

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