52 Books Challenge: (#20 Dissolution) The country is in turmoil!


The year is 1537, Henry VIII is on the throne of England, has separated the country from the Papal rule of Rome and declared himself as the supreme head of the church. This is the setting for Dissolution, the first book in the Matthew Shardlake series written by CJ Sansom.  The country is in turmoil … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: (#20 Dissolution) The country is in turmoil!

52 Books Challenge: #18 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


If you like novels set in Victorian England typified by Sherlock Holmes and Dickens then this book is for you. It has elements of a fantasy genre because it is set in an alternative England where magic is possible. If you enjoy my review you may like to know it’s available as a video series too.

52 Books Challenge: #9 The Woodcutter


Reginald Hill is a Cumbrian, as am I, and the author of the well known Dalziel & Pascoe detective series of novels. The Woodcutter is one of his standalone novels described as a psychological thriller. The central character is Wilf Hadda, commonly known as Wolf Hadda, a successful businessman. Successful until one day the police … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #9 The Woodcutter

52 Books Challenge: #5 Buddhism For Busy People


I don’t think I’ve ever written a negative review of any book I’ve read. If it’s bad I would usually just chuck it at the point I’d had enough and move on. So, am I about to write a negative review on this book? Well ..... yes and no! It’s my own fault of course, … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #5 Buddhism For Busy People

52 Books Challenge: #4 Children of Time


I rarely write reviews of works of fiction, but this book is part of my 52 Books Challenge with Goodreads so I'd better get used to it. Children of Time is a science fiction novel written by Adrian Tchaikovsky and is the first in what is to become a space operaseries. It tells the story of … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #4 Children of Time