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Ghostwalk – a novel of ideas

Lydia Brooke, a writer and the book’s central character, is returning to Cambridge from her home in Brighton to attend the funeral of an old friend. Elizabeth Vogelsang had been found dead, floating Ophelia-like in a small river next to her home, by her son, Cameron Brown, a distinguished neuroscientist – and former lover of [...]

November 17, 2020 Derek Ward Reviews Comments Off
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Music to reach to the stars

Sir William Rowan Hamilton was one of the greatest thinkers the world has seen. He created elegant mathematical forms that are today at the heart of modern physics, in the study of waves and the quantum world.   Yet he is not as well-known as he might be. Perhaps with his work spanning mathematics and [...]

October 10, 2018 Howie Firth Reviews, Winter Issue 2018 Comments Off
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Kitchener and the Hampshire

A new book on the sinking of HMS Hampshire a hundred years ago has been published. Julie Anya Guthrie welcomes it and reflects on the story of Lord Kitchener and the loss of the ship. The hit TV series Downton Abbey opens in 1912 with a predicament for Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. He has [...]

November 4, 2016 Julia Anya Guthrie Reviews Comments Off

Well, there you are

Howie Firth reviews Auntie Robbo, by Ann Scott-Moncrieff Everyone should have an Auntie Robbo. Outwardly she looks “the very picture of what an old lady should be”, but her great-grand-nephew Hector knows she is something more than that. Her hair was snowy and strained neatly into a bun at the nape of her neck. She [...]

March 12, 2016 Howie Firth Reviews Comments Off
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Quantum theory: the glory and the shame

I’m one of those people who go into bookshops and buys books that I know I would love to read but then never really get the time or headspace to. Introducing Quantum Theory: a Graphic Guide, by J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate, was one of those books, but I found the perfect motivation to read [...]

August 27, 2015 Alusha Romaniszyn Reviews Comments Off
"A Bear Plunging Into the Sea." From an 1819 account of John Ross' arctic voyage

Scouring the globe’s empty spaces

Barrow’s Boys by Fergus Fleming I was given this book as a Christmas present by a friend who knows what I like. Nevertheless, in spite of the comments on the cover – A stirring story of daring, fortitude and outright lunacy… Absolutely gripping… part thriller and part black comedy… Get hold of this book and [...]

March 11, 2015 Wendy Haston Reviews Comments Off

Europe to the Stars

Europe to the Stars is an excellent book. It has lots of facts and illustrations and pictures with more facts. This book is a must if you’re interested in outer space as this book really caught my imagination and I couldn’t put this book down. I read it in 25 hours even although it has [...]

March 5, 2014 Charlotte Baird Reviews Comments Off

The ice-grey river and the fire in the night

Have you sometimes wondered what it would have been like to live in Norse Orkney, a thousand years ago? To sit, for instance, in the hall of Earl Sigurd himself, on Christmas Day 1013. To see the men gathered along the tables, and at the far end of the hall the table of the earl [...]

March 3, 2014 Howie Firth Reviews Comments Off
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

TThis is a greeeat book. It rrrreally is. I just have to put this bone down and curl up on this chair and tell you why. It really started with Emmy, who’s a bit bigger than some of us and really bright. She found that her human liked to talk to her about physics and [...]

March 1, 2013 Jenny Reviews 0