Book Review: Failures of State – The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars In general, in the news world at least, there is – at least in pretence – an abhorrence of bias. Reporters and journalists are supposed to be neutral, impartial observers. Of course, in reality, true objectivity is impossible; every writer has a direction from whence they came and another… Read More Book Review: Failures of State – The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

Book Review: In search of black history with Bonnie Greer by Bonnie Greer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This series of eight podcasts with multi-talented Bonnie Greer, who – among many, many accomplishments – was also the first Black American woman to become not just a trustee of the British Museum but also serve as Deputy Chair, is the first of a series of writings I’m working… Read More Book Review: In search of black history with Bonnie Greer by Bonnie Greer

Book Review: The Secret Barrister – Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken by The Secret Barrister

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the last ten years or so of a reasonably successful writing career, I’ve read many published books, and edited, mentored or winced over nearly as many unpublished. I’ve long since learned to pay no attention to the review quotes plastered on the covers of books in order to… Read More Book Review: The Secret Barrister – Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken by The Secret Barrister

Book Review: Thirteen Ghost Stories by Nicholas Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars From time to time, I ask friends on social media for book reading recommendations. It’s occasional because my ‘To Read’ list is ridiculous and never seems to get any smaller. As a result, I always have plenty of traditionally published books to read. While someone is always telling me… Read More Book Review: Thirteen Ghost Stories by Nicholas Foster