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Month: September 2011


Windfall + Firestorm

Since I got back from my holiday, I’ve really struggled to concentrate on reading (is that a symptom of jetlag?) so I returned to the Weather Warden series for a bit of light entertainment. Those of you not familiar with…

Crime Fiction

Flash and Bones

It’s saying something that I chose a Temperance Brennan book as an easy going in-flight read. I remember the days when they were quite challenging, trying to decipher medical terms and a smattering of French. I can’t decide if Kathy…


Beautiful Thing

Guest Blogger: Mary Sonia Faleiro was a reporter in search of a story when she met Leela, a beautiful and charismatic bar dancer with a story to tell. Leela introduced Sonia to the underworld of Bombay’s dance bars: a world…


Reviewing in the UK

Hello, it’s actually me and not a guest blogger! I thought the least I could do was write something myself but I hope you’ve been enjoying the content over the last week of so. Now I’ve often seen bloggers mention…



Guest Blogger: Dorothy Hello to Ellie’s readers! This is Dorothy from The Kindled Scholar, and I am very excited to be doing a guest post here. I’ve been one of Ellie’s readers since shortly after her blog started, and I’m…

Historical Fiction

Crucible of Secrets

Guest Blogger: Lisa Set in 1631, we are introduced to the University life of Aberdeen and to Alexander Seaton, regent of the Marischal College, a man greatly respected by his peers, who finds himself embroiled in mystery and intrigue when…


Mini Baked Cheesecakes

Guest Blogger: Mike Stimpson Makes 10 individual cheesecakes. Base: 150g McVities Digestive biscuits (or any crumbly biscuit) 70g butter (melted) Filling: 250g cream cheese 75g caster sugar 1 large egg 1 tbsp lemon juice 100ml double cream Topping: Fresh raspberries…