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I hope you enjoy reading what I write about and that it brightens your day at least a smidgen.

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Goat Parva Murders

This excerpt is from the book entitled The Goat Parva Murders an English Murder Mystery book set in the countryside, starring two policemen who have been working together for a few years and get along really well. There’s lots of dialogue and banter with some humour thrown in amongst the murders and suspects. ========== Adelaide…

She’s Coming For You – discount

She’d loved animals her whole life. When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.…

Conflict in Ukraine by Rajan Menon / Eugene Rumer – Book Review

This is a book about the events leading up to and including the Russian invasion of Crimea and the Donbas area in 2014 and doesn’t cover the 2022 invasion of the rest of Ukraine. The authors mention Zbigniew Brzezinski and his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard in which he stressed the importance of Ukraine as…

Byzantium – A Very Short Introduction

Number 437 in the ‘A Very Short Introduction’ series. In 324 AD the Roman Emperor Constantine defeated the last of his foes, Licinius, at sea, in the vicinity of the ancient Greek settlement of Byzantion (Latin Byzantium) on the straits of the Bosphorus. In celebration of his victory, he renamed the city Konstantinoupolis Nea Rome…

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