Christopher Dean

Book Review – The Road To Soweto

by Julian Brown (Jacana) ISBN 978-1-4314-2400-9  Having read a number of well put together histories of South Africa recently, I think I may have approached this book expecting too much from it.  The Road to Soweto is an interesting exploration of the 1976 uprising but…

Book Review – The End Of Whiteness

by Nicky Falkof (Jacana) ISBN 9781431423279 This is a fascinating account of the ‘panics’ experienced by some white people in South Africa in the 1980s, such as the Afrikaner family killings and Satanism scares. Falkof has opened up areas of thought that are not often…

Book Review – Unlocking The Secrets To Scorpios

by Trish MacGregor (Page Street) ISBN: 9781624141539 Unlocking the Secrets to Scorpios is a comprehensive guide to the various relationships a Scorpio could have with any other person. It details the dos and don’ts but does not preach in absolutes. It makes sense and is…

Book Review – The Shepherd’s Crown

by Terry Pratchett (DoubleDay) ISBN 9780857534811 The last of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett resolves the remaining stories in the decades old saga of the Discworld’s witches. The comedy of Discworld has always been about how the common and stupid of the world frustrates…

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Review The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  Does the movie honour the book? By Christopher Dean I have read The Hobbit over fifty times. Don’t expect an unbiased review.I had tears in my eyes when the first few line of the book was read aloud. Perhaps that…
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