Shaun Nightshade

My views on the world, music, books and writing. Sometimes ranting, sometimes raving, but always something to say.

Always open to discussion and feedback.

The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick

‘Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?’ The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. As Byron, Polidori, and Mr and Mrs Shelley shelter from the unexpected

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A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? … A pinch of Magic stood out on the little table at Waterstones like a

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Wanting to Feel the Pain

Sometimes we can brush off the news, push our emotions aside to carry on with our lives. We can hide in the hard shell we project to the outside world to stop it hurting us. All the cliches like water off a ducks back can be rolled out to harden

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They Shall Not Succeed

Waking up this morning was like entering a bad dream. Surely this must be a nightmare but it’s still there in the news and I know I’m awake. The news that a group have killed 47 people (as I write) praying in mosques in New Zealand is horrific. How can

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Happy Birthday WWW

Thirty years ago a British citizen came up with an idea to link all the computers in the world and so was born the internet as we know it today. It enabled every computer to be able to connect with each other easily, all that was needed was a modem.

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The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths

Dr Ruth Galloway returns to north Norfolk in her latest chilling adventure.DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous, yet somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is

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Harry’s Last Stand by Harry Leslie Smith

‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it…’ In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman,

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