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Blog Tour: Merde at the Paris Olympics by Stephen Clarke #MerdeAtTheParisOlympics

Blog tour By November 23, 2023 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

I’m the closing ceremony, if you will, on the blog tour for Stephen Clarke’s Merde at the Paris Olympics. This seventh book in Clarke’s bestselling series finds Englishman Paul West living in Paris, while it is gearing up for the 2024 Olympics. Paul accepts a job translating for a French group, who are campaigning to get pétanque accepted as an…

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Book Review: Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Blog tour, Book reviews By December 12, 2022 Tags: , , , , No Comments

As a storm heads towards the city, a midwife in Reykavik finds a stash of letters and manuscripts left behind by her grandaunt, and in going through them rediscovers the woman she remembers in Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s Animal Life. In the days leading up to Christmas, Dómhildur delivers her 1,922nd baby. Beginnings and endings are her family trade; she comes…

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Book Review: Blue Water by Leonora Nattrass #BlueWaterBlogTour

Blog tour, Book reviews By October 14, 2022 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Government clerk Laurence Jago returns, trading London’s political corridors and the dark alleys of Black Drop for passage to America with the hope of redemption in Leonora Nattrass’ sequel, Blue Water. Death came aboard with the cormorant. It arrived on the seventh day of our voyage… This is the secret report of disgraced former Foreign Office clerk Laurence Jago, written…

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Book Review: The Invisible by Peter Papathanasiou

Blog tour, Book reviews By September 5, 2022 Tags: , , , , No Comments

The second book in Peter Papathanasiou’s series featuring Greek-Australian DS George Manolis sees him leave Australia for a Greek holiday. His late father emigrated from the northwesternmost mainland region of Prespes, bordering Albania and North Macedonia, a place where it’s easy to disappear. Burnt-out from policework, Detective Sergeant George Manolis flies from Australia to Greece for a holiday. Recently divorced…

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The dark side of Twitter Towers

Authors, Book reviews, Books By July 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written to date was a post I wrote in 2010 asking Does Twitter sell books?  I posted a picture of my Twitter Towers (all the books I’d heard about through the social networking site) and categorised them, and generally thought that Twitter was pretty good at selling books. To me, at any rate!…

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