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The True Soldier

The True Soldier © 2014 Paul Fraser Collard 496 pages Jack Lark hadn’t intended to get involved in a civil war. He’d come to America bearing the letters from a friend who had fallen in combat, a man whose side … Continue reading

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Prague Fatale

Prague Fatale © 2011 Phillip Kerr 432 pages Bernie Gunther is a man contemplating suicide.  Once, in the Weimar years, he was a happily married policeman. But his wife died,  he fell into the bottle, and not long after that Germany itself … Continue reading

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Of love languages, cunning critters, epic battles, and cows

Time for some mini-reviews! Read but not reviewed in the last week or so have been: The Heart of the 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Frans de Waal Shiloh: A … Continue reading

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Sword of Kings

Sword of Kings © 2019 Bernard Cornwell 334 pages “Tighten the sail!” I shouted. The trap was sprung, and now the snake would discover how the wolf and the eagle fought.  p. 19 Uhtred of Bebbanburg has been fighting all … Continue reading

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The Lone Warrior

The Lone Warrior© 2016 Paul Fraser Collard384 pages The time for grand strategy was over. The moment had come to put faith in an Enfield rifle, a steel bayonet and the exhausted and bloodied soldier who stood behind it. Jack … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Assassin

The Devil’s Assassin© 2015 Paul Fraser Collard336 pages   Jack was filled with the madness. He could feel it searing through his veins. It resonated deep in his soul, every fibre of his being tingling with the insanity of galloping … Continue reading

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The Maharajah’s General

The Maharajah’s General© 2013 Paul Fraser Collard339 pages In The Scarlet Thief, an ambitious but impoverished redcoat saw a way for himself out of the gutter when the officer he served as an orderly became deathly ill on a sea … Continue reading

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