Review of Lever Templar

This historical-action-espionage novel (as strange as that combo may sound) asks the question: just what was it that allowed the Knights Templar to exert influence in or over the Roman Catholic church during the 12th/13th centuries? And what if that

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Review of Lever Templar

This historical-action-espionage novel (as strange as that combo may sound) asks the question: just what was it that allowed the Knights Templar to exert influence in or over the Roman Catholic church during the 12th/13th centuries? And what if that

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Thoughts in Flight

The waves splash and crenellate the shore. They create a boundary zone. Seeking to reach inland, denied by the land. The struggle between tenacious forces creates a spectacle of natural wonder. The tapestry spreads below, beaches, rocks, fields, streams and

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Thoughts in Flight

The waves splash and crenellate the shore. They create a boundary zone. Seeking to reach inland, denied by the land. The struggle between tenacious forces creates a spectacle of natural wonder. The tapestry spreads below, beaches, rocks, fields, streams and

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Report on The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaràn McMahon

Ciarán McMahon provides a much-needed call for action by questioning how much we really know about the influence of social media services and platforms on society and social relations in the modern world. His writing is lyrical, approachable and easily

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Report on The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaràn McMahon

Ciarán McMahon provides a much-needed call for action by questioning how much we really know about the influence of social media services and platforms on society and social relations in the modern world. His writing is lyrical, approachable and easily

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Report on War of the Wolf

Again, I feel I am a little late to the game (Vikings, Game of Thrones). I caught an episode of the Last Kingdom early on and despite high production value was not seized to keep watching. Additionally, as a long

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Report on War of the Wolf

Again, I feel I am a little late to the game (Vikings, Game of Thrones). I caught an episode of the Last Kingdom early on and despite high production value was not seized to keep watching. Additionally, as a long

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Report on the Tetris Effect

For completeness, I am reporting back on our book club read for February: The Tetris Effect: The Game that hypnotised the world by Dan Ackerman. This was a compelling read for me – first and foremost as a trip down

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Report on the Tetris Effect

For completeness, I am reporting back on our book club read for February: The Tetris Effect: The Game that hypnotised the world by Dan Ackerman. This was a compelling read for me – first and foremost as a trip down

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Report on Valiant Gentlemen

Sabrina Murray’s Valiant Gentleman strikes one as a means to get in on the interest surrounding the centenary of the Rising in 2016 and to cater to the appetite of the Irish diaspora for material featuring the Irish martyrs of

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Report on Valiant Gentlemen

Sabrina Murray’s Valiant Gentleman strikes one as a means to get in on the interest surrounding the centenary of the Rising in 2016 and to cater to the appetite of the Irish diaspora for material featuring the Irish martyrs of

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Review of Order of the Day

This short novella is a superbly crafted atmospheric character study of the Anschluss. Written with the feel of a screenplay it combines rich description with particularly lyrical delivery. It captures the emotion and psychological temper of the Order of the

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Review of Order of the Day

This short novella is a superbly crafted atmospheric character study of the Anschluss. Written with the feel of a screenplay it combines rich description with particularly lyrical delivery. It captures the emotion and psychological temper of the Order of the

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Wrapping Up 2018 with the Gentlemen’s Book Club

It’s the time of the year when we take stock of 12 months reads with a sumptuous, warm and cosy end-of-year soirée at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. What started with a spurious whim (both the club and the tradition of

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Wrapping Up 2018 with the Gentlemen’s Book Club

It’s the time of the year when we take stock of 12 months reads with a sumptuous, warm and cosy end-of-year soirée at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. What started with a spurious whim (both the club and the tradition of

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Report on Lethal White

Our choice this month jumps into an existing series with the fourth volume continuing an existing saga with pre-introduced characters. Despite this, the novel is well crafted and delivers a lovely roller-coaster of a read and stands as an enjoyable

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Report on Lethal White

Our choice this month jumps into an existing series with the fourth volume continuing an existing saga with pre-introduced characters. Despite this, the novel is well crafted and delivers a lovely roller-coaster of a read and stands as an enjoyable

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Review of Armageddon: Book 8 of the Kirov Saga

Armageddon by John SchettlerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars More Well. Having finished the 8th book in the series I noted another review feeling that the saga has been drawn out too far. In fairness, to my own enjoyment, I

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Review of Armageddon: Book 8 of the Kirov Saga

Armageddon by John SchettlerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars More Well. Having finished the 8th book in the series I noted another review feeling that the saga has been drawn out too far. In fairness, to my own enjoyment, I

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