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Quarterly Book Round-up – April 2018

Quarterly Book Round-up – April 2018

Reviving a series from the former incarnation of this blog, the quarterly book review provides a non-exhaustive list of some of the books I read and enjoyed in the previous quarter. This particular edition covers the period January – March, published late because I only began blogging on 16 April. Sidney Grice/March Middleton series (first four) (M. R. C. Kasasian): An enjoyable detective series explicitly in the Sherlock Holmes style, set in late Victorian London. Grice and Middleton are both…

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A Jewel Within Clay: The Tolkien Edit

A Jewel Within Clay: The Tolkien Edit

I’m a huge fan of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. Despite a couple of flaws – in particular, repeated defamation of secondary characters in The Two Towers – overall they did a brilliant job of conveying the plot, feeling, setting and tone of the book, aided by brilliant cinematography, scenery and music. The Fellowship of the Ring absolutely wowed me when it came out and the trilogy remains some of my all time favourite films….

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