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BLUE DAHLIA, BLACK GOLD, by Daniel Metcalfe: 'The authentic voice of a travel writer driven by curiosity, fascinated by the chosen country, determined to share his voice with the reader…[Metcalfe] gets down to what he his so good at: first-class reporting, descriptions of remarkable characters and easy-to-digest history lessons.' - Literary Review

Cover for Daniel Metcalfe last book, that i took in Lobito, Angola

SHIPTON & TILMAN: THE GREAT DECADE OF HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION, by Jim Perrin: 'A fascinating portrait of a friendship that pushed the boundaries of knowledge and endeavour' - Sunday Times

SHIPTON & TILMAN: THE GREAT DECADE OF HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION, by Jim Perrin: 'A fascinating portrait of a friendship that pushed the boundaries of knowledge and endeavour' - Sunday Times

Tenth of December

Tenth of December

Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads

Writers Between the Covers by Joni Rendon & Shannon McKenna Schmidt

The Spinning Heart      http://readeatthink.blogspot.com/2013/07/do-not-disturb-im-reading-man.html

- August 2013 - The Spinning Heart, Donal Ryan. Beautifully and creatively written.

Benjamin Britten, A Life For Music by Neil Powell, 9780091931230.

22 November anniversary of birth of composer Benjamin Britten. Neil Powell's biography of Britten, published this year, "looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century.

If you are interested in Culloden then read this new book by Trevor Royle. Contrary to popular belief, not all of the 9000 soldiers in Cumberland's army were English and not all of the 5000 in the Jacobite army were Scots or even Highlanders, but that did not stop the myth-making.  Culloden was not about romantic kilted Highlanders on one side and dastardly red-coated English soldiers on the other.  Want to know the truth about Drumossie Moor and the Battle of Culloden then this is your…

Battle that changed Scotland: Historian Trevor Royle releases new Culloden book

Battle that changed Scotland: Culloden historian Trevor Royle releases new book about infamous clash on Highland moor - Daily Record

Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World) by Cormac Ó Gráda http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0691015503/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Wt9mwb19DBEJG

Black and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory by Cormas O' Grada

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Over the last seven years Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born in the middle of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became ill. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of the Iranian president A

March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover.

March A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover.

Man Booker international: the shortlist - in pictures

Man Booker international: the shortlist - in pictures

Man International Booker prize 2015 won by 'visionary' László Krasznahorkai

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