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Jim’s Pterodactyl

    Meet Ollie! Jim’s Pterodactyl The cheese-eating Pterodactyl. Caldwell Ellis commissions a ‘find and retrieve’ mission in Papua New Guinea to locate Ropen eggs and prove to the world that Pterodactyls still exist.  (Ropen is the local name for Pterodactyls) . An egg is sent back to the UK but is delivered to Jim Godwin by mistake. Jim is advised to dump the egg…

The Architect

The Architect Breaking the Code   By Melanie Bokstad Horev A Dystopian Scfi novel  Five Stars I have never read any of  Melanie Bokstad Horev’s novels before and I’m pleased to say I enjoyed The Architect. You certainly don’t hit a pain barrier partway through; you have to keep on reading. I don’t want to spoil the novel for other readers so I intend to…

Lucy Clarke author

The Hike by Lucy Clarke Four female friends set off on a hike in a well-portrayed setting of a fictional location in Norway, a hike that takes them into the beautiful Norwegian wilds. The perfect place for someone to disappear! Before the hike started, they had all hoped to leave behind their everyday lives whilst tracking through forests, swimming in the sea and preparing for…

Pterodactyl Egg

Pterodactyl Egg Jim’s Pterodactyl J Why did I write Jim’s Pterodactyl? After I’d written Jim’s Revenge, I decided that accident-prone Jim needed to get into another scrape. I also have a slight obsession with Pterodactyls and I like Cheese. I think this is why Ollie, Jim’s Pterodactyl is so fond of cheese. What if Jim somehow was given a Pterodactyl? Total madness! Research needed. While…

The Snow by Flint Maxwell

A Review of The Snow by Flint Maxwell I don’t normally read horror. Many moons ago, I read The Howling by Gary Brandner. I saw an advertisement for “The Snow” and decided to try it. Bearing in mind the weather changes that are currently taking place because of global warming, the suggestion of an actual apocalypse was believable. The characters were also very believable. I…

And Away… by Bob Mortimer

And Away… by Bob Mortimer A Review of “And Away” by Bob Mortimer I watched. Bob Mortimer on “Would I Lie to You” and found him highly amusing. For instance, he described how did his own dentistry and how he set his parent’s house on fire. The opposing team accused him of lying but it was all true. So when my book club put “And…

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Review of The Autheniticy Project by Clare Pooley The Autheniticy Project is not my normal reading but I’m pleased that it was one of the books chosen by my book club. All the way through, I couldn’t help asking how Clare Pooley come up with the idea behind the novel. It’s such an ingenious storyline. I don’t wish to spoil the novel for future readers…

Westminster Sex Scandal

WESTMINSTER SEX SCANDAL One of the ways of destroying a British Politician’s career is if he’s involved in a WESTMINSTER SEX SCANDAL A good sex scandal will rumble on for weeks with the Media in hot pursuit because sex sells and the British like to see those in authority torn to shreds. The sex scandal is the modern-day equivalent of Christians being thrown to the…

The Last 100 Years and All That by Al Murray

A review of Last 100 Years and All That Book by Al Murray I like Al Murrey’s mischievous sense of humour, so I bought the Last 100 years and all that. Unfortunately, I swiftly realised that something was missing; Al Murrey’s delivery. So the written word didn’t do it for me. Luckily I had a free Audible voucher and I downloaded the book on Audible.…

The Frequency of Us

A Review of the Frequency of Us Elsa Klein has been driven out of Austria because of the Nazi anti-jewish philosophy. Will is a naive wireless engineer in a reserved occupation and very much a wallflower while Elsa is sophisticated, witty, and worldly. Opposites attract. Will and Elsa marry and their life is happy until their home in Bath is bombed during the Second War. Will…

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