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*Awakes From Hibernation*

*bursts through door*

It’s been a month, no? Two? What year is it, anyway?

I’ve spent the last three-ish months reading, baking, sleeping and generally being a useless element of society. 310 more words

Book Reviews

Review: An Officer and A Spy

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even before the book proper has begun, Robert Harris states that his subject, The Dreyfus Affair, was… 1,223 more words


Speer's Berlin described

Here is another passage from Fatherland, a novel whose plot unfolds almost two decades after Germany has won World War II in 1946. The Fatherland stretches east of Moscow; most of Western Europe that is not part of the new Germany is part of a German-led co-prosperity sphere. 710 more words


Read something which would look good if you were found dead in the middle of it

I think this is great advice, though I am ashamed to say I don’t always take it – The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood may not look as good in my cold, withered hand as… 1,342 more words

Ghosts at a school for girls

Reading a novel by Robert Harris called Fatherland, published in 1992, about a Berlin detective who gets caught up in crimes, circa 1964, arising from the protection of deep secrets in a Germany that had not lost World War II, I came across this intriguing passage: 168 more words


Review of "The Ghost" Robert Harris

I have read two of Robert Harris’ novels lately, Fatherland and this The Ghost I am writing about. I came across RH by chance, I was looking for audio books specifically read by Michael Jayston (I know, it is a bit freakish) and I stumbled upon this novel, which sounded familiar since the film was released not too long ago. 253 more words


Robert Harris on Writing

I found an article written by author Robert Harris on writing fiction. Harris has penned several bestselling historical novels. I haven’t read all his books, and the ones I did read I read in a weird order. 868 more words