Category: Review

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Broken Ties of Time – Josie Arden

Broken Ties of Time was published in paperback and hardcover by the author. Unfortunately, at first glance this has made for a long, cumbersome book which is expensive. Josie finished the book as her...

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Who’s your favourite Winston Churchill?

Mention Winston Churchill and most people will immediately think of the British Prime Minister. In addition to being the man who saw Britain through World War 2, he was also a prolific author. But...

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Two little bits of This and That

The two volumes of This and That contain a total of 47 short stories arranged alphabetically by title. In some ways it’s an odd assortment of stories, all written for competitions at various stages...

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A Second Chance – Anna Ryalnd

A Second Chance is the ‘cracking’ debut novel by Anna Ryland. I met Anna at a local writers’ group I was talking to about publishing and over a cup of coffee she told me...

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Polish Writers take on Poole

Literary evening of two Polish writers, 4 February 2017, Poole Fundraising event in an aid of ABC Polish Saturday School K. Makuszynski in Poole Two Polish writers, Anna Ryland, whose debut novel A Second...

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CS Forester – The Pursued

I finished The Pursued by CS Forester the day this tweet came round: Best things in #life are free: ? Hugs? Smiles? Friends? Kisses? love? sleep? laughter? Family? GOD#LifeIsBeautifulFest — Anvesh Marri (@Anvesh_Marri) 20...

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Lake Tanganyika in World War 1

If anyone knows anything about World War 1 in Africa, there is a good chance they’ll tell you about the two boats which were taken overland from Cape Town to Lake Tanganyika by the...

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Can Temba – The Suit

The mind is a funny thing. Seeing this poster took me back in time – one of the best short stories I read at school was The Suit by Can Temba. What was doubly...