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Is it all in the hair?

Now bear with me here. I recently read two books which seemed, at first glance, to be very different. The first was a collection of short stories by a very famous Canadian novelist and poet: the second was a first novel, set in 15th Century Constantinople, by a tv archaeologist. 490 more words


The Vikings: A New History by Neil Oliver

The other day I saw an ad for the new television show about the Vikings, and I have to admit I really want to watch it. 382 more words

Book Review

"The Memorial: Beyond The Anzac Legend" with Dr Neil Oliver

Recently I have been watching a TV series with Neil Oliver about the Australian War Memorial in Canberra:

It was called “The Memorial: Beyond The Anzac Legend” and it was on History Channel. 1,657 more words


Stuff and Nonsense

A Journey into Scotland  Bibliography Part Three

The West Coast : History Books

It’s impossible to give a full inventory of the source materials for this project. 1,515 more words

A Journey Into Scotland

My Non-Fiction Bookshelf

My reading habits have always strayed towards the realms of fantasy; that’s not to say I don’t like a good bit of gritty realism, but more often than not, I’m a sucker for a good quest. 384 more words


Two pandas, an archaeologist and Twitter

Forget about the independence referendum, the pound and Alex Salmond. The people of Edinburgh have been enraptured recently by two pandas who are trying to have a baby. 502 more words