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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)

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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 →

IVF: Day one – Unseen Problems

After months of waiting, the IVF process has officially begun. Yesterday Mrs Astronomer started her period and so the clock is running, because this cycle is when we start the drugs routine, switching off her ovar...

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