Category Archives: Books

Memories (Real – or Imagined)

80 years ago today, on the 29th of August 1939, the SS Warszawa sailed up the Thames estuary, and docked in the Port of London. On board were about 70 Jewish refugee children, who had sailed just four days earlier … Continue reading

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Things To Do In Jerusalem Before You Die

Hey – it isn’t just about the holy places. There’s a lot more to Jerusalem than that. For example, did you know that yesterday and today, (and hot on the heels of the UEFA Under-21s Championship, which has not yet … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After?

When I was considerably younger, I wanted to be a writer. At school, I would scribble down plot synopses and even complete stories. But once I was out in the world and having to make a living, that more or … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

a) Watching Pixie Eat: On Thursday evening, the moist veterinary diet food arrived. We’d been waiting for it for more than a week. The vet said there was a nationwide shortage. He managed to obtain just one box from the … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Looking for something to read, now that the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us? Well, I cannot do better than to recommend “The Moses Legacy” by Adam Palmer. The author has given us a really fast-paced action thriller,  … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Plugging My Brother’s Book

You may recall that about a month ago, I reviewed my brother’s latest novel, "Mercy". I do hope you all rushed out to buy it – not only because it’s by my brother, whom I love dearly and of whom … Continue reading

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Mercy

I want to take a short break from my political blogging to tell you about my brother’s latest novel, "Mercy", published last week. This is a thriller, with more twists than a corkscrew, guaranteed to keep you on the edge … Continue reading

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