Scott's Book Review

Trials of Passion

Lisa Appignanesi

Past Present - What's new in history

A taste for the lurid, macabre and gruesome is not readily admitted in the Georgian drawing rooms of Lanark. On the outside chance that there is one person...

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Blood on Snow

Jo Nesbo

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times

Norwegian crime and thriller writer Jo Nesbo ( will need no introduction to his legions of devoted readers. In this latest thriller, Blood...

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Does Altruism Exist?

David Sloan Wilson

Egghead Choice - crack open for a hard boiled think

Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection ( fell like a nuclear weapon into Victorian...

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The Myth of the Resurrection

Joseph McCabe

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think

In comparative mythology, the related motifs of a dying god and of a dying-and-rising god (also known as a death-rebirth-deity) have appeared in diverse...

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The Devil: A Biography

Peter Stanford

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think

It’s only in very recent times that people have found it uncomfortable to believe in the reality of The Devil. This is in line with the liberal...

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