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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

The Blair Years

The Blair Years: Alastair Campbell, July 11—14, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Review to follow  

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Well of Lost Plots

The Well of Lost Plots: Jasper Fforde, July 8—10, 2016 My rating: ♦♦◊◊◊ Review to follow

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: J.K. Rowing, July 1—8, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ Review to follow

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment


Shtum: Jem Lester, June 24—30, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Ben Jewell narrates Shtum. He is the father of a severely autistic son, Jonah, who is mute and doubly incontinent. Ben and his wife, Emma, … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: J.K. Rowing, June 13—June 23, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ There’s more Potter for your pound in this, the longest instalment of the Harry Potter series. The … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction: Sue Townsend, June 5—12, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Adrian is now working at a bookshop and his life is no less bananas. Before … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: J.K. Rowing, May 23—June 5, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ It happened! God knows how, but Rowling somehow managed to top her Prisoner of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Calling

The Calling: Rachelle Dekker, May 9—22, 2016 My rating: ♦♦◊◊◊ If The Choosing defied expectations in being decent, The Calling defied the expectations of its predecessor by being awful. The best … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: J.K. Rowling, April 25—May 8, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ A new year, a new nightmare for the world’s unluckiest wizard. The Harry Potter series … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects: Gillian Flynn, April 5—17, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Up-and-coming reporter Camille Preaker returns to her hometown to cover two potentially linked child murders in Flynn’s debut novel. Returning to her … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Author Cloud

@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alastair Campbell Aleksandr Orlov Andrew Neiderman Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jacqueline Rayner James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins John Crowther John Green John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William P. Young William Shakespeare

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