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Infographic: Worlds from Fiction

Check out the excellent inforgraphic below of fantastic worlds from fictional stories. We all love to be transported into a place out of reach, out of time and out of place for a little break in our mundane, everyday lives. Whether you like fiction o...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 20, 2016

Giveaway and Guest Post: Focusing Emptiness by Michael Staples

  About In part, Focusing Emptiness is about the decisions we make, and specifically, the way our defenses can influence these decisions, often affecting the direction our life takes. One of the earliest life-changing decisions I made was at six...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 19, 2016

10 Festive Makes and Bakes

From Christmas gifts for teachers and local friends, to canapés and cocktails for all those parties, I’ve pulled together a cracker of a round-up of my absolute favourite makes and bakes for the festive season. So grab a glass of mulled wine, blas...
by on Dec 17, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Arthur C. Clarke

7) He predicted home computers, e-mail, Skype and smart watches (even though we’re still waiting for the space elevator and humans on Mars by 1994).
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 16, 2016

Home for Christmas and a Lemon, Rose & Poppy Seed Baked Cheesecake

Look out for my interview in Waitrose Weekend today (16th Dec) where I share my ideas for the perfect festive bash with a lemon, rose and poppy seed baked cheesecake, Polish-style open turkey sandwiches and festive vodka cocktails #HomeForChristmas P...
by on Dec 15, 2016

Book Review: Mexico by Josh Barkan

The Mexico which Mr. Barkan depicts is violent, poor and hopeless, I don’t know why anyone would want to live there...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 15, 2016

Giveaway and Book Review: Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond

The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 13, 2016

Meet Cane Corso Dog - Video

The video is dedicated to a wonderful dog breed of Cane Corso - the direct descendant of the Roman Molossers. For centuries this Italian mastiff has been outstanding guardian of property, family and livestock. Bred to hunt wild boars and stags, the C...
by Russian Dog on Dec 13, 2016

Fun Facts Friday: Jean de Brunhoff

Cécile de Brunhoff’s name was removed from the book, but she is still considered by many to be the creator of Babar...

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.

Fun Facts Friday: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

The story was written after the film Dr. No was released, literary 007 gotten some of cinematic Bond’s persona.

Guest Post: The ironing board desk and the fountain pen

David Dunham is the author of The Silent Land, a novel set in England between 1903 and 1919, and is currently writing The Legend of Caradoc. You can find him at: @ddunhamauthor and on Facebook at and through his website...

5 Pests and Parasites to Control Your Dog From

Pest control and understanding the different threats Whatever breed of dog you own, it's vital to keep them healthy and free from common pests and parasites. This is for both the dog's own happiness and peace of mind, and for the health and hygiene o...
by Russian Dog on Dec 2, 2016

Book Review: You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming

Mr. Fleming realized that after World War II, England was no longer the world power it once was and lets it all out on the page in a dialog which must have been torturous to write between Bond and the head of the Japanese Secret Service.

Book Review: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D

About: The Ninja, The Secret History of Ninjutsu: Ancient Shadow Warriors of Japan by Kacem Zoughari Ph.D. is a fascinating history book. Dr. Zoughari is obviously involved in martial arts and the subject is dear to his heart. The publisher is giving...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Nov 29, 2016

Easy Christmas Cake with Crunchy Apple Frosting

A light and easy Christmas cake, infused with crunchy apple, sultanas, dates, cinnamon and brandy. Recipe commissioned by Emily Crisps. Cinnamon sticks, vanilla pods, apple snow…I think its beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. I know that thing...
by on Nov 28, 2016

Book Review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

If you are a fan of the early space program, or just that of the human condition, this book is for you.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Nov 22, 2016

7 Soups for Winter

It’s that time of year when all I want to do is curl up on the sofa in a toasty blanket with a delicious bowl of soup, and forget all about the wind and rain hurling itself around outside (and generally everything else!) So, let’s all get cosy wh...
by on Nov 14, 2016

Recipe: Chicken Soup Two Ways

Two ways to serve comforting chicken soup – with coconut cream and courgetti or with brown rice and spinach.  Hello my friends. It’s officially chicken soup season. I know this because it’s November, it’s cold, dark and we’ve had coughs an...
by on Nov 6, 2016

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