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Book review: Cycling in the Hebrides

When we first visited Lochedge Guest House in 2012, Richard Barrett, who runs Lochedge, mentioned he was just completing a book on cycling in the Hebrides. By the time we returned in 2014, the book was approaching a reprint, and… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Coppi: Inside the Legend of the Campionissimo by Herbie Sykes

This is a Rouleur publication (under the Bloomsbury imprint), and in common with that magazine, it’s chock full of photographs, printed on high quality paper. In his introduction, Sykes admits he’d always promised that he wouldn’t write a biography of… Continue Reading →

Book Review – From Stars to Stalagmites – How everything connects

From Stars to Stalagmites – How everything connects World Scientific 2012 ISBN 13 978 981 4324 97 7 Paul S. Braterman* I am a pretty avid reader of popular science books, but generally speaking I’ve mostly read books with a… Continue Reading →

Scott's Last Expedition – The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition – The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott (Folio, 2009) This was one of my selections for my 2009-10 membership of the Folio Society.  It is Volume 1 of the original publication of the account of the… Continue Reading →

Books that I'm currently reading

I’m usually reading several books at any one time: sometimes these include books I’ve already read, sometimes they are the kind of book you don’t read from cover to cover (such as technical books).


Slide:ology The art and science of creating great presentations Nancy Duarte O’Reilly 2008 ISBN 978-0-596-52234-6 See also the book’s website.

The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov – Peter Pringle

The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin’s Persecution of One of the Great Scientists of the Twentieth Century Peter Pringle Pub Simon & Schuster, 2008  The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov is a very readable account, not merely of… Continue Reading →

Bad Science – Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre will be familiar to Guardian readers and those (like me) who regularly check up his Bad Science blog.  This book shares much of the subject matter Goldacre covers in his blog: bad science journalism, dodgy medical research, quack… Continue Reading →

Bad Blood by Jeremy Whittle

Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour De France Jeremy Whittle Pub Yellow Jersey Press, 2008 Jeremy Whittle is a widely published cycling journalist, and as the blurb on the back cover says, this is an account of his… Continue Reading →

The Whisperers – Orlando Figes

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