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Book Review: ‘Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves’ by Dave Lowry

Book Review Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves by Dave Lowry

A witty thriller with a would-be Chinese chef for a hero. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Lion’s Gate’ by Steven Pressfield

Book Review The Lions Gate by Steven Pressfield

An excellent book which will give the reader much needed background and stories about the war Read More »

Book Review: ‘World of Trouble’ by Ben H. Winters

Book Review World of Trouble by Ben H Winters

The third book in Winters' "Last Policeman" trilogy proves a fitting end. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Shoemaker and the Tea Party’ by Alfred Fabian Young

Book Review The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred Fabian Young

The book tells the story of some major events from the American Revolution through the eyes of a commoner, George Robert Twelves Hewes. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Good Morning, Mr. Mandela’ by Zelda la Grange

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A heartfelt memoir written by the late Nelson Mandela's personal secretary. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Armageddon’ by Leon Uris

Book Review Armageddon by Leon Uris

A brutal picture of post-war Germany. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Look Who’s Back’ by Timur Vermes

Book Review Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes

A hilarious, yet poignant look at today’s world through the eyes of one of its most horrific villains Read More »

Book Review: ‘Hanns and Rudolf’ by Thomas Harding

Hanns and Rudolf The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz  by Thomas Harding

A book detailing the capture of the notorious and elusive Rudolf Höss. Read More »

Book Review: ‘One Night in Winter’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Book Review One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore

A murder set in Stalin's Russia blends historical and fictional characters flawlessly. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Hurlyburly’s Husband’ by Jean Teulé

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A historical novel about King Louis IV's mistress brings the period to vivid, if unsanitary life. Read More »