William Marshall was a real person; born in relative obscurity he rose through the ranks to become “the greatest knight that ever lived” as well as Earl of Pembroke. He served under four kings of England, although this book only covers his exploits under two, Henry II and Richard I. He married Isabel de Clare, who was the daughter of Strongbow. And through her gained the rights to Leinster. Continue reading →
Sometimes looking at my Statcounter details I’m a little icked out. I mean fanfic is all well and good, but Brian O’Driscoll fanfic! I just can’t get my head around that. Real people are real. You can’t fanfic them. At … Continue reading →
That should be, I dunno, a metaphor for life. Or summat. I mean It is just a slice of cheese. But, some will proclaim, a slice of cheese may be the thin edge of the wedge. And a wedge of … Continue reading →
I was a little disappointed in these graphic novels. Mainly because they often seemed to look for the cheap laugh while at the same time trying to be all gritty at the same time. You can usually go for one or the other, but both at the same time usually doesn’t work.
Over the winter I’ve been putting out food for the birdses. I usually don’t get to see them enjoy it as by the time I’m home from work it is getting dark and they are all home for the night. … Continue reading →
Author: Philip Reeve
Some stories will never stop being retold. How many different versions of the Arthurian legends are there out there? And do we really need another? Well, why not. I mean, just because you share the germ of an idea with someone doesn’t mean you can’t go something new with it. A retelling can be more original than the original.
Memo to self, go through links and cull cull cull. And then repopulate. So many blogs have moved. Do blogs move? Now I have this image of a herd of blogs trundling across the savannah looking for greener pastures, but they are not alone. With them come the predators; trolls, flamers, and worst of all, the spammers! Continue reading →
based on book by Cormac McCarthy IMDb | Metacritic Grey is the first word I think of when I think about this film. Grey and bleak. That is to be expected; this film is set after the apocalypse. A time … Continue reading →
Author: Laurie R. King
A Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery #1
I read the most recent of this series recently, and really enjoyed it, so of course I had to pick up the first in the series and get introduced to the characters properly. I just couldn’t shake the impression that I was missing out on so much when I read The language of bees. And, of course, one should always begin at the beginning. It is a very good place to start, or so I’ve heard.