The Lost Astronomer

If you’re a woman going through IVF, there’s tons of info. But if you’re a bloke? Not so much. Compared to IVF, the mysteries of the Universe can appear quite straightforward… Updates every Monday(ish)



Books I’ve Read: “Endurance – The Greatest Adventure Story Ever Told”

For once, the book's blurb doesn't lie. This genuinely is one of the greatest stories ever told. With that said, I can safely end this rev- What's that? You've never heard of the Endurance? Or the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition? What... Continue Reading →

Book review: Len Deighton’s SS-GB

For years, this book was on my Father's bookshelf; for years I dared not read it. Len Deighton's SS-GB was an imposing novel to even contemplate; the dust jacket had the notorious SS death's head superimposed on the British flag. Nothing good... Continue Reading →

A bookless year

We’re big readers in the Astronomer household. I mean, big readers. Eight full bookshelves in a very small house, with no spare capacity. The problem is, is that we’re also stoney broke, and we (okay, I) have the terrible handicap... Continue Reading →

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