52 Books Challenge: (#26 Mountain of Mars) With a touch of magic!


Mountain of Mars by Glynn Stewart is the 8th book in the Starship’s Mage series. Easy to tell from the cover that it’s a science fiction series with a touch of magic thrown in so it crosses over into the fantasy genre too. I think it would be unfair and possibly confusing if I directly … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: (#26 Mountain of Mars) With a touch of magic!

52 Books Challenge: (#22 Sovereign) A complex medieval plot!


Thomas Cromwell is dead, executed for “treason” but having been seriously undermined by other powerful forces around King Henry VIII. Sovereign is the 3rd book in CJ Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, set in 1541 as King Henry embarks on his “Progress” to the North from London and ending at York. This is where he will … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: (#22 Sovereign) A complex medieval plot!

52 Books Challenge: #16 Where We Are, The State of Britain Now


Everyone who voted, either way, in the UKs Brexit referendum of 2016 should read this book. Equally it will be extremely enlightening to those of you who are not U.K. citizens/nationals and want to understand Brexit a little better and to consider a philosophers view of identity, the nation state, English Common Law, secularism, globalisation, … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #16 Where We Are, The State of Britain Now

52 Books Challenge: #15 The Xanthippic Dialogues


The Xanthippic Dialogues is a work of “fictional philosophy” written by the late great English philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton, who passed away in December 2019. It is a parody on the writings of Plato which were mostly based on his dialogues with Socrates, his mentor. Remember as you read this, it’s fiction! The book begins … Continue reading 52 Books Challenge: #15 The Xanthippic Dialogues