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History of the World in Twelve Maps

I have always enjoyed being in the company of anyone who is totally passionate about some subject, even if I (previously) had no interest...

Adolf Hitler

As time marches on, there are large chunks of our history which can be shown to be fallaciously reported, through to downright lies.  The...

Writing on the Wall

I am not a lover of FaceBook.  I do not have a Twitter account.  So when I spied Writing on the Wall on the...

What Should We Be Worried About?

What keeps scientist awake at night?  The book “What Should We Be Worried About?” is a very interesting slant on today’s world and where...

Honorary Consul Pattaya

Barry Kenyon worked as the British Honorary Consul in Pattaya for 14 years up to 2010.  In that time, he met all types of...

Cycle of Lies

Lance Armstrong was a world name for his fight against cancer and then his fight to be one of the best racing cyclists known....

Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay

Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay has been written by local personality Simon Napier-Bell, with the sub-title The Dodgy Business of Popular Music (ISBN 978-1-78352-031-2, Unbound Books, 2014).  And...

White Lies

I slipped into Bookazine in The Avenue to check on new titles. I did not have to look hard, coming immediately across the latest...

Alligator Blood

After reading James Leighton’s book Alligator Blood (ISBN 978-1-47111-330-7, Simon and Schuster, 2013) I came to the conclusion that I have lived a very...

The Story of the Human Body

The Story of the Human Body (ISBN 978-0-307-74180-6, Vintage Books, July 2014) and written by Daniel E. Lieberman, a Harvard Professor, has a subtitle...

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Pattaya deputy mayor pays for Naklua bridge steps

Pattaya’s deputy mayor used his own funds to pay for construction of new steps at the Naklua long bridge. Banlue Kullavanijaya admitted that bureaucratic red...

Protesters in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being...