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Book Review – A Column Of Fire

A Column Of Fire by Ken Follett (Macmillan) ISBN: 978-1-5098-5715-9 The 16th Century is a period of turmoil for much of Europe. The Catholic church is in a bitter struggle with its new rival – Protestantism. But as is often the case in history the…

Book Review – The Ship Of The Dead

The Ship Of The Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordian (Puffin) ISBN: 978-0-14134259-7 Loki, the silver-tongued trickster god, is free from his chains and he has put together an army of zombies and giants. If he succeeds in sailing…

Book Review – Shadow Man

Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk (Orion Books) ISBN: 9781409165507 Popular daytime TV star. Morven Murray is murdered a few days before her high profile wedding. Her fiancé and her sister seem the most likely suspects. A few days later local mobster Kevin Ramsay is killed.…

Book Review – Sourdough

Sourdough by Robin Sloan (Atlantic Books) ISBN: 9781786494382 What a quirky, funny book this turned out to be. Lois Clary leads what can only be described as a mundane existence. After years of studying and graduating college, she finds herself employed as a busy software…

Book Review – One Life At A Time

One Life At A Time by Daniel Baxter (Picador Africa) ISBN: 9781770105423 One Life At A Time is Doctor Daniel Baxter’s memoir of treating HIV and AIDS in Botswana. Baxter is a medical doctor who takes us on a journey to a community suffering from…

Book Review – Human Doing

Human Doing by Lauren Wallett (Malva) ISBN 978-0-62070-841-8 Self-help books are very popular. Many of them give the same advice, but the only way they work is if the reader is ready to use some of the tools provided in the books, and if they…

Book Review – Pathways To Possibility

Pathways To Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander (Michael Joseph) ISBN 9781405931847 It is important to analyse why we react the way we do. If we continue living life unaware of the triggers we have, blaming others and events for our feelings, and wondering why patterns…

Book Review – Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer

Bantu Holomisa: The Game Changer by Eric Naki (Picador Africa) ISBN 9781770104815 In an era where our leadership’s ethics and morals are questioned, Naki’s Game Changer is a refreshing look at how money and power does not need to change a man’s character. To quote Abraham…

Book Review – Cancer: A Love Story

Cancer: A Love Story by Lauren Segal (MF Books) ISBN 9781920601881 Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary for anyone. Getting one in your twenties is worse. But having four separate cancers before the age of 50 is a real ‘kick in the face’. Lauren Segal…

Book Review – The Bloodprint

The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Harper Voyager) ISBN: 9780008171582 The Bloodprint is the first in a series of four books set in a middle-Eastern tyranny. A rebel movement called The Companions of Hira opposes the system. Arian is a loyal member of the resistance…
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