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Challenge: 10 Books of Summer (Wrap-Up)

The 1st September has arrived, which means summer is officially over and I have come to the end of the 10 Books of Summer challenge; 471 more words

Fiction

New Read: Master of Shadows

Earlier this month, I finished my third book towards the 10 Books of Summer challenge: Master of Shadows by Neil Oliver. I have enjoyed many documentaries presented by historian Neil Oliver, and so I was very interested to read his first foray into historical fiction. 543 more words

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Challenge: 10 Books of Summer

Hello my fellow bookworms, June is almost upon us and that will mean the official start of summer (although, here in the UK that might be hard to believe with the recent patchy weather) and that means it is time again for… 408 more words

Books

Nu Zillun

While taking a vaguely nationalistic bent and watching “Coast – New Zealand” on the Teev, this evening – and in particular listening to the way Scottish born presenter Neil Oliver says “New Zealand” I found myself recalling a theory expounded by an old English teacher from my school days. 152 more words

History

Book Stand: March Edition

Last month I posted about my love of books and a reading slump that was the result of too much buying and not enough reading. So to keep me reading I thought I’d share what I plan to read in the coming month. 533 more words

2016

A History Of Scotland (2008 Britain)

A ten part series packed with info about Britain’s northern most country. I don’t know if is all factual but it is interesting. Neil Oliver walks over wind-swept green countryside, talking over his shoulder at times about plenty of bloodthirsty, malevolent events that Scots people have suffered down the centuries. 434 more words

Blog

National Maintenance Week 2015

National Maintenance Week, the SPAB’s campaign to encourage owners of all sorts of buildings (not just ancient ones!) to be aware of the importance of regular care, begins today. 450 more words

Building Conservation