Cover Title , Author, Year Summary Rating Date read & Tags

Entangled Life

How fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

Author : Merlin Sheldrake
Published: 2020

An introduction to the world from the point of view of fungi. Symbiotic beings which live as a network.

Synopsis 107 words

by rogerco on 21 Jan 2021

Jan 2021 non-fiction

The Garden Jungle

Gardening to Save the Planet

Author : Dave Goulson
Published: 2019

The wildlife in the English garden explored. Be friends with your bugs and wee beasties. Plus recipes!

by rogerco on 04 Jan 2021

Jan 2021 non-fiction

The Case of Comrade Tulayev

Author : Victor Serge
Published: 1943

Life in the Soviet Union in the Party around 1938/9 and the during preceding 30 years

Synopsis 69 words

by rogerco on 03 Jan 2021

Jan 2021 fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing

unlisted author
Published: 2018

Girl child of 7 lives alone in the North Carolina marsh after her family all leave her abusive dad. Grows into a strange isolated young woman, who is taught by nature and the marsh.

Synopsis 406 words

by rogerco on 26 Nov 2020

Nov 2020 fiction

Borkmann’s Point

Van Veeteren Book 2

Author : Hakan Nesser
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

by rogerco on 21 Jan 2021

Nov 2020 fiction

Little Siberia

Author : Antti Tuomainen
Published: 2000

Maybe the original Finnish Noir - with all the confusing events and comedy moments that noir fiction should have. Set in a small town in northern Finland where the village priest has to take on a role guarding a meteorite and working out WTF is going on a

no review yet

Nov 2020 fiction

The King's Evil

Author : Andrew Taylor
Published: 2000

The third (?and final) part of the Marwood trilogy concerning the intertwining lives of James Marwood and Kate/Jane Lovett in London after the Great Fire.

no review yet

Nov 2020 fiction

The Quarry

Author : Iain Banks
Published: 2000

Of middle class friends and family. A dying (young) father assembles his old Uni pals for a farewell observed by his teenage son. The past is not perhaps as consequential as it seems...

no review yet

Nov 2020 fiction

The Book of Trespass

Crossing the lines that divide us

unlisted author
Published: 2020

How we lost our land, and why, and why it matters.

no review yet

Sep 2020 non-fiction

The Machine Stops

Author : E M Forster
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Jun 2020 fiction

The Three Body Problem

Author : Cixin Liu
Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: From the Chinese Cultural Revolution to an alien invasion fleet due to arrive in 2450.

by Roger on 21 Apr 2020

Apr 2020 fiction

The Fire Court

Author : Andrew Taylor
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Feb 2020 fiction

The Mind’s Eye

Van Veeteren Book 1

Author : Hakan Nesser
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Jan 2020 non-fiction

The Necronomicon

Author : H.P. Lovecraft
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Jan 2020 fiction

The Grafter’s Handbook

Authors : Steve Bradley & R. J. Garner
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Jan 2020 non-fiction

The Living and The Dead in Winsford

Author : Hakan Nesser
Published: 2015

Synopsis extract: Woman and her dog spend the winter in isolated cottage on Exmoor on the run from her demons

by Roger on 30 Nov 2019

Nov 2019 fiction

The Handmaid's Tale

Author : Margaret Atwood
Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: Post deluvian life in a rump of the USA where fertility has collapsed and fertile women are enslaved as concubines by the ruling elite of an authoritarian state

by Roger on 01 Nov 2019

Nov 2019 fiction

Hagseed

Author : Margaret Atwood
Published: 2016

Synopsis extract: Reworking of the Tempest (Shakespeare) through description of a workshop performance in a prison used by the director to take revenge on those who slighted him.

by Roger on 01 Oct 2019

Oct 2019 fiction

The Closed Circle

Author : Jonathan Coe
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Sep 2019 fiction

The Patterning Instinct

A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning

Author : Jeremy Lent
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

May 2019 non-fiction

The Way

Author : Edward (Teddy) Goldsmith
Published: 1992

No summary or synopsis available

by Roger on 23 Feb 2019

Feb 2019 non-fiction

Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius

Author : Niccolo Machiaveli
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Jan 2019 non-fiction

Who Owns England?

Author : Guy Shrubsole
Published: 2019

Synopsis extract: subtitle: How we lost our Green & Pleasant Land, and how to Take It Back ...

no review yet

Jan 2019 non-fiction

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Author : Claire North
Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

no review yet

Jan 2019 fiction

Angels of Albion

Author : Jane Robinson
Published: 1996

Synopsis extract: Drawn from contemporary accounts by women (mem-sahibs) caught up in the 1857 Indian Mutiny (aka 1st War of Independence)

by Roger on 25 Oct 2018

Oct 2018 non-fiction