The Last Valley – Martin Windrow

The Last Valley The battle of Dien Bien Phu irretrievably changed the future of three countries: Vietnam, France and the United States of America. It was the watershed that would lead to France leaving Vietnam, the partitioning of the country into the Communist North and the unlovely and deeply corrupt [...]

By |2019-02-16T14:49:26+00:00February 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Laundry Files Series – Charles Stross

The Laundry Files While Ben Aaronovitch’s ‘Rivers of London’ Series is perhaps the most well known ‘Magic in Modern London’ creation with its specialist section of the Metropolitan Police  handling the city’s  ‘hidden’ population of gods, mythical entities and rogue magicians Stross had already created a series of books that  [...]

By |2019-01-19T12:18:37+00:00January 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Fractured Europe Series

Fractured Europe Author David Hutchinson   Europe in Autumn This is the first book in the quartet. It is, if taken at face value, a futuristic espionage thriller of which reads like the love child of Deighton, le Carré and possibly Phillip K Dick...and Franz Kafka. Europe, following a series [...]

By |2019-01-05T16:25:47+00:00January 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Narratives of Empire

"The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country — and we haven't seen them since."  Gore Vidal The Narratives of Empire is a series of historical novels – or as Gabriel Garcia Marquez would also have it – Novelised Histories, which Gore Vidal, published between 1967 [...]

By |2018-11-30T14:49:47+00:00November 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|