Reactivation

After a longer than expected period of inactivity, it is intended, hoped, to recompense regular updates in the coming week (commencing 9 October 2017). Author related: book writing; publishing; technical; etc. articles and posts on Tuesdays. Reader orientated: articles; reviews; interviews; etc. on Fridays. Apologies are extended to regular readers of, and visitors to, the … More Reactivation

Square Peg in a Round Hole and Confused Memories – two books by Suzy Stewart Dubot

Suzy Steward Dubot is a prolific author of a few novels, multiple short stories and a variety of essay length tales. Some are memoir, others fiction in a variety of genre. The first book to be reviewed below is a very short, essay length, memoir which is why this unusual step of reviewing two books … More Square Peg in a Round Hole and Confused Memories – two books by Suzy Stewart Dubot

The very Worst Riding School in the World by Lucinda E Clarke

    Anyone who has read or followed (blog and social media) this author will be well acquainted with her excellent writing style and sense of humour. This introductory memoir is no exception.     The synopsis sets out the background: ‘Who would be stupid enough to open and run a riding school when they … More The very Worst Riding School in the World by Lucinda E Clarke

The True Tale of Castaway Ann Saunders by Roger Weston

This is a fictional account of a true event and consequently, falls into the Fiction/Biographical genre. Nonetheless, despite the fictional tag, it carries the weight of authenticity. The synopsis provides a background to the tale: ‘This short story is based on the horrific and heartbreaking story of a young Christian woman named Ann Saunders who … More The True Tale of Castaway Ann Saunders by Roger Weston

Wrong Place Wrong Time by David Perlmutter

From the start the reader will appreciate the honest self-criticism of this memoir. Whatever they may think of the author’s behaviour they will, surprisingly perhaps, find themselves drawn in. The author does come across as having been a bit of a ‘Jack-the-Lad’ character. The writing is light, easy and descriptive, providing the reader with a … More Wrong Place Wrong Time by David Perlmutter

Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead

In this book (the first in a series) the author shares some adventures she and her husband experienced when they first moved to Spain. She acknowledges their move was primarily motivated by her own desire, her husband being less enthusiastic. In view of this divergence, they agreed on a five-year plan to see whether life … More Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead