Corpus by Rory Clements #BookReview

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1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers. In an exclusive London club, a conspiracy is launched that threatens the very heart of government. When a renowned society couple with fascist leanings is found brutally murdered, a maverick Cambridge professor is drawn into a world of espionage he knows only from history books. …

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The Mayfly by James Hazel #BookReview

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A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning seventy years in the making . . . When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he is drawn into a web of corruption that has its roots in the last desperate days of World War Two. When his attacker is found murdered the next day, Priest becomes a suspect and the only way to clear his name is to find out about the mysterious House of Mayfly – a secret society …

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The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald #BookReview

The Devil's Staircase book cover

‘As elegant and witty as it is disturbing.’ – The Daily Telegraph ‘Scary and stylish slice of urban noir’ – Boyd Tonkin, Independent ‘Brilliant, shocking and unputdownable’ – Sydney Morning Herald Bronny, a young Australian, finds herself down and out in London. She’s a sweet girl who has spent her teenage years in a fearful, cautious bubble. She’s never taken drugs, had sex or killed anyone. Within six weeks she’s done all three. A group of backpackers break into an abandoned London townhouse seeking a rent-free life of debauchery. They don’t realise someone’s already there: a terrified woman bound and …

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Beautiful Edinburgh Trip Part 2 #Travel

Edinburgh Castle Amazing

I hope you enjoyed the first instalment of my latest Edinburgh Trip. Let’s get to the next part then, with some more interesting stuff to see and photos to enjoy. As I said before, there are many interesting narrow streets and alleys you can find and ‘enjoy’ climbing up. Advocate’s Close is one of them. Just amazing! Then we need to get to one of the most photographed and important attractions of Edinburgh. The Castle. As it’s so popular you’ll have to get across the great sea of people who want to get there. It’s stunning though. But I also …

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Beautiful Edinburgh Trip Part 1 #Travel

Amazing Edinburgh

It’s been a while since I wrote about any new beautiful place I’ve seen. Well, as I’ve been in Scotland for some time now, I think it was only natural I go and visit its capital as well. And good thing I finally did, because I had been wanting to go and see what people had been so mesmerized by. But I have to say they’re right. It’s amazing! Beautiful and full of tourists, and I can understand them now. Wasn’t expecting that many people though. At the beginning of August, I set course for Edinburgh, one hour or so away …

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Nomad by James Swallow #BookReview

FIND THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY FIND YOU Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor – and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 – he’s forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. So this book caught my eye on a shelf some while ago. Recently …

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When I think of London #EverydayInspiration

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You may find this post a bit weird. But I recently remembered how I first thought of London. And the United Kingdom in general. And of travelling there. Actually here, now that I live here. I had always loved foreign languages, and as most of my generation, English was the first one we had any contact with. So that’s what I learned. And I loved it. It was opening up the world. I remember that in the 5th or 6th grade we had an English teacher that had travelled to London on a school trip. And she decided to make …

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