Television Review: Game of Thrones, Series 7

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Synopsis: This penultimate series contains seven episodes. Jon Snow must seek allies to defeat the army of the Dead, while Daenerys must strengthen her position in Westeros. Arya and Bran return to Winterfell, but adjusting to the changes in their home will not be easy.

Meanwhile, Tyrion fights for his counsel to be heard and Jaime starts to doubt his own loyalty. Cersie will do whatever it takes to remain on the throne and no one – friend, foe or lover alike – will stand in her way.

Alliances are broken and forged. Everyone needs to know what they are fighting for.Read More »

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Book Review: The Black Friar by S.G MacLean

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Synopsis: London, 1655, and Cromwell’s regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell’s Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the Army while the Army resents his absolute power.

 

In the east of the City of London, a group of religious fanatics plots rebellion. In the midst of all this, a stonemason uncovers a perfectly preserved body dressed in the robes of a Dominican friar, bricked up in a wall in the crumbling Black Friars monastery.

Ill-informed rumours and speculation abound, but Seeker instantly recognises the dead man. What he must discover is why he met such a hideous end, and what his connection was to the children who have started to disappear from around the city.

Unravelling these mysteries is challenging enough, and made still harder by the activities of dissenters at home, Royalist plotters abroad and other individuals who are not what they seem…

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Film Review: Beauty and the Beast

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Amazon Synopsis: The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

 

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Mini Reviews: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend & The Versions of Us

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Hey you lovely readers,

Today I am trying my hand at writing some mini-reviews.

I’ve read some books lately that I didn’t plan on reviewing at all, but realised that I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions. Rather than writing full reviews, I decided instead to just do short snatches of thoughts and see how I go.

If no one likes them, I won’t do it again. But if they do, well, who knows where things will lead!

So today, I’m having a little look at The Readers of Broken Wheel by Katarina Bivald and The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett.

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Book Review: My Girl by Jack Jordan

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Synopsis: Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man. 

She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house.

Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death?

Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets.

But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me.

 

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Television Review: Poldark, Series 3

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Amazon Synopsis: 1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain.

In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace and repair their relationship at Nampara. However, the arrival of Demelza’s brothers disturbs the fragile truce and Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George’s ascent to continue unchecked…

Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?Read More »