Constellation of Genius: Agatha Christie’s THE SECRET ADVERSARY

Given how well read I like to think I am, it may come as a shock to some to hear that I’ve never once wandered the literary landscape of Agatha Christie (Gasp! Horror!). Sure, I know well enough of her literary output but I’ve never read any of her … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: Dark Lies the Island by Kevin Barry

In a Nutshell: Dark Lies the Island is easily as good as Barry's debut collection There Are Little Kingdoms, and in some respects - mainly in terms of maturity - it's even better. I may have been worried going into this one thinking that I may have … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard

In a Nutshell: Memorable! Touching! Endearing! One Moonlit Night is one of those rare books that once read will always remembered! With the turning of the final page of One Moonlit Night having taken place, my journey into Welsh village life in … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: War on the Margins by Libby Cone

With so many other distractions vying for my time and attention over the past couple of weeks it's taken me longer than it should have, but I finally got around to finishing Libby Cone’s War on the Margins over the weekend. So here are my … [Read more...]