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Phantom of Blood Alley

Phantom of Blood Alley by Paul Stewart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Barnaby Grimes is an excellent series. The characters are engaging, the plots intriguing and the world building is great. The whole is enhance by the wonderful illustrations from Chris Riddell. View all my reviews Advertisements

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast by John Buchan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mr. Standfast concludes the Hannay trilogy, which begins with The Thirty-Nine Steps, and continues through Greenmantle.In this instalment, Hannay is called in to help discover the identity of a masterspy. There are the usual characters – Blenkiron and Piennar – and the addition of […]


Greenmantle by John Buchan My rating: 4 of 5 stars The continuing adventures of Richard Hannay, begun in The Thirty-Nine Steps, and concluded in Mr Standfast. John Buchan is such a classic writer, and a this a novel of its time. Be aware – this book used to terms to discribe different races that we […]