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    The Deserter by Nelson DeMille

    Title: The DeserterAuthor: Nelson DeMille & Alex DeMillePublisher: Simon & SchusterISBN:  9781501101762 (mass market) | ISBN 9781501101779 (ebook)First Published: October 2019 I’ve just finished reading this thriller, The Deserter, by Nelson DeMille. I’ve read a few of his books, mainly the John Corey...

    Two Pandemic Novels for Catharsis and Relief

    Claude Forthomme Senior Editormpakter.com Book Reviews: The End of October by Lawrence Wright, published April 28, 2020, by Knopf (400 pages) ; The Cover Up by Oscar Sparrow, published September 19, 2019, by Gallo Romano Media (107 pages, free on coronavirus lockdown)  These pandemic...

    Castles of Steel

    Fighting Temeraire Title: Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at SeaAuthor: Robert K. MassieFirst Published: 2003 Pages: 880 (Kindle Edition)  This book by the American historian Robert K Massie is...

    The View from the Corner Shop- the Diary of a Yorkshire Shop Assistant in Wartime

    Some time ago I bought two books, both of which were part of the British Government's Mass Observation Project. One was "The Diaries of Nella Last, Writing in War and Peace". The second was Kathleen Hey's "The View from the Corner Shop - The Diary of a...

    The BFD Book Review: The Madness of Crowds

    Francis Forde Title: The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and IdentityAuthor: Douglas MurrayPublished: 2019Pages: 288 Douglas Murray’s book The Madness of Crowds is a much-needed social commentary in this time of great unreason. Bearing the subtitle ‘gender, race, and identity’...

    The BFD Book Review: A Game of Birds & Wolves

    Fighting Temeraire Title A Game of Birds and Wolves The Secret Game that Revolutionised the WarAuthor Simon ParkinPublished 2019Pages 320 This is the story of WATU, the Western Approaches Tactical Unit. Led by a Captain RN who had been invalided...

    The BFD Book Review: ‘The [Un]documented’ by Mark Steyn

    Kokila Title: The documented Don’t Say You Weren’t WarnedAuthor: Mark SteynPublished 2014 If you would like to submit a book review for publication send it to [email protected] Mark Steyn is a political analyst, notably for the UK Daily...

    The BFD Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    Grant Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather MorrisPublished: 2018Pages: 252 If you would like to submit a book review for publication send it to [email protected] The Author is Heather Morris who resides in Melbourne and is...

    The BFD Book Review: ‘Le Pastiche Tintin’

    Christchurch writer and illustrator John Stringer has a new book out published by "Maiden NZ” and IngramSpark (USA). It is a 2019 art historical review of Tintin parodies, pastiches and lampoons. It has 180 pages and more than 120 colour plates of new Tintins.

    BFD Weekender: An Undercover Journey Into the Heart of Madness

    Christie Aschwandenundark.org When she was 24, Susannah Cahalan developed a sudden psychosis. She grew paranoid — convinced her apartment was infested with bedbugs, that people were spying on her, that her boyfriend was cheating. She started to believe she could age people with...

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