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Longitude by

Like access to light at the flick of a switch, the modern world has become completely used to, and entirely dependant upon, accurate time-keeping. As with lighting, that wasn’t always the case though. That lack of precision made things like navigation very difficult and very dangerous. Even today, the navigation system most of us rely – Read the rest of this review

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by

Somewhat different to the usual Pratchett work, as this is purely non-fiction. The collection includes pieces from various points in his career, covering many topics. Whether it’s writing about Christmas, accepting awards or discussing how he’d like to die, Pratchett is always clever and engaging. Many of the works will make you smile, some will – Read the rest of this review

Porcelain by

If you’ve not heard of Moby, you’ll probably have heard one of his songs. They grace so many blockbuster movies, from the Bourne series to Any Given Sunday, Heat to Blue Crush that they’re almost impossible to miss. He’s an internationally known and well-regarded artist. I assumed he’d had a fairly easy and straightforward rise – Read the rest of this review

I Never Knew That About London by

This was picked up on deal. In part because I love a fact. So this sounded right up my street. It follows a course from east to west across London, covering each borough as it goes. The facts vary from the small and personal (a famous person was born/died/went to school here) to the those – Read the rest of this review

Less But Better by

If you have an interest in design you’ve likely heard of Dieter Rams. You’ve likely encountered some of the products he or his team have had a hand in regardless of whether you know the name — because he was a big part of the design team at Braun for many years. I love many – Read the rest of this review