I'm English.
From England.
I live and work (at the main hospital in Århus) in Denmark.

30th August 2014

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Review: The Holy Thief

Review: The Holy Thief

The Holy Thief
The Holy Thief by William Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A grisly murder. A Russian Detective in Moscow handed a hot potato of a case he knows he shouldn’t take. Especially as it’s 1936, you’re 42, your boss is Stalin, and he’s getting twitchy… But what are you gonna do? A nice new flat, is a nice new flat, no matter where it is, who you have to share it with and who might have just been…

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19th August 2014

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Review: Fortress of Spears

Review: Fortress of Spears

Fortress of Spears
Fortress of Spears by Anthony Riches
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The third of Anthony Riches’ Empire series, ‘Fortress of Spears’ was quite clearly written as the ending to a trilogy. Maybe it was submitted, they read it, got back to him and said “we’ll have some more of that, thanks.” “D’oh!”

If you’ve come across the first two in the series, you’ll be on (very) familiar ground here.…

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28th July 2014

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Review: The Lost Symbol

Review: The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It would be a cliché to give Dan Brown a bad review. Like me proving my good-taste blog-writer credentials. Too easy as well. It must be pretty much expected to say a Dan Brown book is poor. Especially so if I was reviewing ‘The Da Vinci Code.’ Which was actually excellent, if you read it early enough in its incredibly successful life,…

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25th July 2014

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Review: Defender of Rome

Review: Defender of Rome

Defender of Rome
Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘Defender of Rome’, the second in Douglas Jackson’s ‘…of Rome’ series, was an absolute pleasure to read, from start to finish.

The calm, assured, precise and evocative prose is dotted with little hints of Rome’s history – and continuing relevance. In fact, there is clearly such a deep knowledge of the Rome of AD63, the period…

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25th July 2014

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Porthcawl Promenade

Porthcawl Promenade

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24th July 2014

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Review: Of Merchants and Heroes

Review: Of Merchants and Heroes

Of Merchants and Heroes
Of Merchants and Heroes by Paul Waters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is one, I thought after I’d finished it, that perhaps would have benefited by having its ‘Historical Note’ at the start. I certainly found it to be a better book looking back at it after having read the Historical Note, than I did while I was actually ploughing through it. Though, I can maybe see why note was placed at the…

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19th July 2014

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Small boat, Porthcawl harbour

Small boat, Porthcawl harbour

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19th July 2014

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Porthcawl from the pier

Porthcawl from the pier

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15th July 2014

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Review: Conquest

Conquest
Conquest by Stewart Binns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is probably going to be seen as a guilty pleasure and I have glanced at reviews which would suggest it is quite possibly not all that cool to say (a bit like admitting to thinking ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was one hell of a rattling good and enjoyable read, which is was, you know it), but … I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Yes, I can see what…

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14th July 2014

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Inside Trelleborg Viking Fort

Inside Trelleborg Viking Fort

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