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The dogs of war by

Received free from NetGalley. I’m a sucker for an animal story, especially a dog story, so although I thought this would be a fairly fluffy book about US military dogs I...

The Name of the Wind by

ISBN: 9780575087057 Book 1 in The Kingkiller Chronicles Read for the Once Upon a Time V reading challenge, see what every one’s been reading on the review site ; Quotes I...

Shadow of Kilimanjaro by

Baraba is sent to accompany a German family of missionaries to Africa. He poses as their student, but in reality he has been sent by Lady Ada Lovelace in order to investigate the possibility of the dis-souled near the famed mountain of Kilimanjaro. Accompanying Mr and Mrs Rebmann, and their cousin Clare, he is there when a strange Englishman shows up, in his range rover. Bernard Bourne has been living in Africa for some time, and so can provide them with some much needed supplies. He brings Clare to his home in order to pick up some of these supplies, along with the servant Baraba. But Bourne is not as altruistic as he may seem.

Mad Bad Richard Dadd by

Mad Bad Richard Dadd has been commissioned by Sir Thomas to paint a record of their journey through Europe. But travelling from Greece he is visited one night by a strange figure calling himself Osiris. But that is just a name this figure has taken, he is insistent that he is no supernatural character.

Dadd is a real-life character, a famous Victorian painter, and infamously a murderer. This is a possible telling of how he became this murderer.

The Wee Free Men by

ISBN: 9780552549059 ; Annotations on L-Space Some things start before other things. Tiffany Aching lives up on The Chalk of Discworld, in a rural shepherding community. She was the youngest of...

Inside of a dog by

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Like the author I am a dog person, I like cats too, don’t get me wrong. Actually I like all animals, but there is nothing quite like having a dog about the place. And any pet-owner likes to know that they are doing their best for their dog, and most love to know what is going on in their heads. So I really enjoyed reading this book. The author is a scientist; she teaches psychology and has worked with many animals, including dogs. But this is not a science-book per se. It is easy to understand, and easy to read. But it has the science behind it, as well as plenty of anecdotes. Which, I know, aren’t scientific, but it still makes for a good read.

Writing Horses by

ISBN: 9781611380309 All too often when writers tackle the arcana of the equine in their novels and stories, they miss the nuances of the terminology. This is a short enough little...