Book Review: Cofiwch Dryweryn by Mari Emlyn

I think one of the things would surprise teenage Chris is how much of a proud Cymro I have become as I got older. I support independence, I vote Plaid Cymru and I get angry about the way my country, and its language, are routinely insulted, dismissed or ignored. And it seems I'm not alone … Continue reading Book Review: Cofiwch Dryweryn by Mari Emlyn

Book Review: The Pirate by Harold Schechter

I picked this up as part of Amazon's Prime Reading thing where a few books are included free with Prime. There are a series of true crime short reads, and going into a run of night shifts they sounded just the thing to help pass the time. This recounts a grizzly triple murder aboard a … Continue reading Book Review: The Pirate by Harold Schechter

Florida 2019: Kennedy Space Center

NASA's space exploration, particularly during the Cold War Space Race is a period that holds endless fascination. An era where scientific boundaries were being pushed, invention was running wild and brave figures were putting themselves at risk in experimental machines. Astronauts became heroes, they pushed the frontiers of where man had been, they gambled on … Continue reading Florida 2019: Kennedy Space Center

Book Review: “Rommel?” “Gunner who?”: A Confrontation in the Desert by Spike Milligan

Having really enjoyed the first instalment of Spike Milligan's war memoirs, I was keen to get on with the rest of the series. So, when I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday, this was one of the first things I downloaded onto my Kindle. Picking up where the first ends, this sees Milligan and 19th … Continue reading Book Review: “Rommel?” “Gunner who?”: A Confrontation in the Desert by Spike Milligan