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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -What Would It Be Like If England Had Magic?

Book Review : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke Spoiler Alert! Summary Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me… The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long … Continue reading

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“The Goblin Emperor” – Is It Really Steampunk?

Book Review: The Goblin Emperor By Katherine Addison Spoiler Alert!   Summary A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived … Continue reading

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“The Sherlockian” – Do Sherlock’s Methods Really Work To Solve a Mystery?

Book Review : The Sherlockian by Graham Moore Spoiler Alert! In December 1893, Sherlock Holmes-adoring Londoners eagerly opened their Strand magazines, anticipating the detective’s next adventure, only to find the unthinkable: his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero … Continue reading

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