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May 31, 2024

The Illusionist: The True Story of the Man Who Fooled Hitler

Title: The Illusionist: The True Story of the Man Who Fooled Hitler Author: Robert Hutton Pages: 384 In “The Illusionist: The True Story of the Man Who Fooled Hitler,” Robert Hutton presents an enthralling account of one of World War II’s most enigmatic figures, Colonel Dudley Clarke. Set against the backdrop of Cairo

May 24, 2024

The Seasoned Traveller: When to Visit Popular Destinations

Navigating the complexities of global travel involves more than just selecting a destination; timing plays a crucial role in shaping the experience of the seasoned traveller. Understanding the nuances of seasonality can transform a routine trip into an extraordinary journey. This intricate balance of climatic conditions, cultural events, and tourist flow demands an

May 24, 2024

No Way Out: Brexit: From the Backstop to Boris

Title: No Way Out: Brexit: From the Backstop to Boris Author: Tim Shipman Publisher: William Collins Release Date: April 2024 Pages: 512 In his latest book, “No Way Out: Brexit: From the Backstop to Boris,” Tim Shipman cements his status as the preeminent chronicler of Brexit. This instalment, following “All Out War” and

May 17, 2024

You Never Know

Title: You Never Know Author: Tom Selleck, Ellis Henican You Never Know: The new 2024 memoir from the beloved Hollywood actor and star of Magnum P.I. In You Never Know, Tom Selleck invites us into the intimate quarters of his life and career, a journey that is as serendipitous as it is iconic.

May 10, 2024

How They Broke Britain

Title: How They Broke Britain Author: James O’Brien In “How They Broke Britain”, James O’Brien, a name synonymous with cutting critique and incisive commentary, turns his formidable analytical skills to the malaise gripping modern Britain. This isn’t just another dry socio-political diatribe; it’s a fiery narrative that seeks to unravel the intricate web

May 3, 2024

Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh

Title: Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh Author: Toby Harnden In the extensive annals of literature concerning the Northern Irish Troubles, Toby Harnden’s “Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh” stands out, not merely as a recounting of events but as a piercing investigation into one of the most fortified heartlands of

Apr 26, 2024

Ten Years to Save the West

Title: Ten Years to Save the West Author: Liz Truss Ten Years to Save the West: Lessons from the only conservative in the room” by Liz Truss In an era where political memoirs and ideological treatises are increasingly abundant, Liz Truss’s Ten Years to Save the West distinguishes itself by weaving a narrative

Apr 19, 2024

Could a video game developer win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Screenshot from the video game ‘The Stanley Parable’. Stanley Parable Andrés Porras Chaves, IE University In October 2016, the Swedish Academy announced that it was awarding the Nobel prize for Literature to the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The decision sent out shockwaves:

Apr 19, 2024

Micro Life: Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed

Title: Micro Life: Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed Author: DK and Chris Packham In an era where the grandeur of the visible often overshadows the subtleties of the unseen, “Micro Life: Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed” emerges as a compelling counterpoint, inviting readers to delve into the enchanting and oft-overlooked realm