Scott's Book Review

Safe with Me

K.L. Slater

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times

If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, this psychological thriller by K.L. Slater ( will provide an...

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Bettany Hughes

Past Present - What's new in history

Not many human civilisations, or their seats of power, last thousands of years. Byzantium is one of them. This major place of power and cultural influence has...

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Parasite Rex

Carl Zimmer

Experimental Evidence - Science

It might surprise and horrify you to learn that your whole body is crawling with parasites. This is nothing about not having washed your hair properly! Most of...

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The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

Literary Bent - Writing at its best

It’s a good time to re-read Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel ‘The Remains of the Day’. First published in 1989, the novel can be read as an elegy...

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The Incredible Human Journey

Alice Roberts


Well known as a TV presenter, Alice Roberts ( has┬átravelled the world – from Ethiopian desert to Malay peninsula and...

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