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A Troublesome Inheritance

During my weekly trawl of the Avenue’s Bookazine shelves, I spotted the book by Nicholas Wade, called A Troublesome Inheritance, subtitled Genes, Race and...

The Republic of Pirates

Pirates have flourished in our society for thousands of years.  From the Pirates of Penzance, to Pirates of the Caribbean to Somali Pirates and...

The Real Great Escape

The Great Escape is one of those movies that has attained ‘cult’ status.  With a star-studded cast including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough,...

Fear and Loathing in Bangkok

There was almost no book review this week. The week I was due to pick one up from Bookazine was during the extended Pattaya...

Vortex

One piece of advice that I give to new writers is that they should write about things that they know.  The result is books...

The Way of the Knife

The American CIA has become everyone’s bête noir.  Even recently I read that one writer proclaimed that the CIA took control over the missing...

I Am Malala

“I Am Malala” (ISBN 978-0-316-40346-7, Little, Brown and Company, 2013) is the biography of the Pakistani teenage girl who was shot in the head...

This Explains Everything

Editor John Brockman’s compilation, This Explains Everything (ISBN 978-0-06-223017-1, Harper Collins, 2013) has tackled what would seem an impossibility - explaining the inexplicable!  He...

The Sports Gene

For many of us adults, we look back on our school years with memories of sports after school being foremost.  How many of you...

The Axe Factor

I have always enjoyed Colin Cotterill’s books.  He writes in such a way as to drag the reader into the plot, and makes the...

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