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*Awakes From Hibernation*

*bursts through door*
I’M AALIIVE!!

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

Fiction

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

Architecture

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

Architecture

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

Reading

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

Writing