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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Rediscovering a Taste for Irish Craft Beer

A hundred years ago small craft breweries dotted the Irish landscape. From village to town, frothy ales and robust stouts and porters offered taste, variety and crafted drinking experience. During the twentieth century, technology and industrialisation led to consolidation and

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Rediscovering a Taste for Irish Craft Beer

A hundred years ago small craft breweries dotted the Irish landscape. From village to town, frothy ales and robust stouts and porters offered taste, variety and crafted drinking experience. During the twentieth century, technology and industrialisation led to consolidation and

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Report on the Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West is an immensely powerful and moving experience of a book. I was passed a lovely first edition of this work by a good friend who felt it was something I might enjoy. Indeed he

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Report on the Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West is an immensely powerful and moving experience of a book. I was passed a lovely first edition of this work by a good friend who felt it was something I might enjoy. Indeed he

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Review of the Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers in World War I

This is a superb read. It is well executed from the standpoint of the balance between recounting extensive research and engagement with a thrilling narrative. Hewitt covers ground that has been well covered before. Between the days leading up to

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Review of the Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers in World War I

This is a superb read. It is well executed from the standpoint of the balance between recounting extensive research and engagement with a thrilling narrative. Hewitt covers ground that has been well covered before. Between the days leading up to

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Review of Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

There is no disputing that Anthony Beevor is one of the most skilled raconteur’s of episodes from our recent military past. His new treatment of Operation Market Garden and its aftermath demonstrates tremendous research (not necessarily all his own –

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Review of Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

There is no disputing that Anthony Beevor is one of the most skilled raconteur’s of episodes from our recent military past. His new treatment of Operation Market Garden and its aftermath demonstrates tremendous research (not necessarily all his own –

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Review of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out by Josh Noel

I thoroughly enjoyed Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business by Josh Noel.  The style is engaging and lively and enticed me to read on through in the space of a day.

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Review of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out by Josh Noel

I thoroughly enjoyed Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business by Josh Noel.  The style is engaging and lively and enticed me to read on through in the space of a day.

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Reporting on 12 Lessons for Life

I think that the rather stratified opinions regarding our read this month: 12 Lessons for Life we well captured by the two generous reviews provided by absent members. Thanks for those. The reactions to Peterson were mixed. Enticed by a

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Reporting on 12 Lessons for Life

I think that the rather stratified opinions regarding our read this month: 12 Lessons for Life we well captured by the two generous reviews provided by absent members. Thanks for those. The reactions to Peterson were mixed. Enticed by a

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Reporting on Middlesex

Thanks in advance for the three reviews from away. Much appreciated and very thorough and well expressed. I speak to the additional comments rendered tonight by a solid 5 members. The overwhelming impression in both advance and at the meet

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Reporting on Middlesex

Thanks in advance for the three reviews from away. Much appreciated and very thorough and well expressed. I speak to the additional comments rendered tonight by a solid 5 members. The overwhelming impression in both advance and at the meet

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Report on the Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker

Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker received a somewhat lukewarm response from the group. It promised much and was received with great promise when chosen in December. As timing would have it, all seemed to have taken advantage of the extra

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Report on the Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker

Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker received a somewhat lukewarm response from the group. It promised much and was received with great promise when chosen in December. As timing would have it, all seemed to have taken advantage of the extra

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