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The pursued- C S Forester 

I picked this book up at random from the library just before Christmas and I’ve only just got round to reading it. I’ve read a few of Forester’s Hornblower books, but because I never enjoyed them as much as Alexander Kent’s Bolitho series I never really made an effort to seek his books out. 156 more words

Books

Random Book Review: Black Postcards: A Memoir by Dean Wareham

(Penguin, 2008)

I finished this book almost three years ago, and I meant to write about it before now. Maybe I didn’t have anything interesting to say about it at first – maybe I just needed to let it marinate. 800 more words

Print

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Information

Goodreads: Rebel of the Sands
Series: Rebel of the Sands #1
Source: Library
Published: March 8, 2016

Official Summary

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands. 499 more words

Fantasy

Card #14 – Winter Birthday

A closeup for the ‘snow’ texture!

Supplies used:

1.White 110 lb Neenah® Bright white Cardstock

2. Pattern paper from CratePaper® – ‘Bloom’

3. Clear stamps from Your Next Stamp® –  Waddles – Happy Brr-thday! 85 more words

Card Making

Batman: The Telltale Series review

It’s extremely difficult to appease Batman fans, and I’m admitting right from the get go that I count myself amongst the most hardcore of them. It’s almost tradition now for every new version of The Dark Knight to suffer some backlash—especially from those of us who are as obsessed with Batman as he is with fighting crime. 1,833 more words

Ray Carsillo

Reviews for The British Art Journal, autumn 2016

I’m very pleased to have two reviews published in the latest issue of The British Art Journal (autumn 2016). One of them is a review of Franny Moyle’s biography of JMW Turner, which was published by Penguin in the summer of 2016. 39 more words

Art Criticism & Journalism

Starting the Penguin Competition

So Christmas is over and its time to start getting into the next project, the Penguin Book Cover Competition. I had a lot of fun last year coming up with a design for A Clockwork Orange so I am looking forward to getting into this years project. 404 more words

Toby Cottrell