Author Archives: Adam Randall

The History of England by Jane Austen

Though she’s better known for writing fiction, Jane Austen did also write the occasional piece of non-fiction, particularly when she was a teenager. The History of England is one of these, but it’s not what you think. Rather than a … Continue reading

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Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods was a book that hooked me from start to finish. I read it all in a very short space of time and, of course, it left me eager to read the rest of the … Continue reading

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My Immortal by Tara Gilesbie

Fan fiction has a bad reputation, which is a shame, because I’ve read some really great pieces of fan fiction before. Of course, it’s not all good and, indeed, some of it is just as bad (if not worse) as … Continue reading

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The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits was one of the very few books that I actually read as a young child (even if it was with the rest of my class). At the time, I thought it was absolutely hilarious. I came back to … Continue reading

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Indiana by Amantine Aurore Dupin

This was another of the novels included in the Reclaim Her Name collection. Originally, Indiana was published under the name George Sand (the penname by which Amantine Auror Dupin is better known), but this project sought to republish works by … Continue reading

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Falling Behind on Book Reviews

I’m falling quite far behind on my book reviews – in fact, I’m almost a year behind now, with over twenty book reviews I still need to write! It’s fortunate that I was badly ill in that space of time … Continue reading

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Time Lord Victorious: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead by Steve Cole

The Time Lord Victorious series is an interesting project: it’s a multi-media Doctor Who story arc which encompasses multiple incarnations of the Doctor and is told through books, comics, audio dramas and, probably, other formats as well. It’s really intriguing. … Continue reading

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Diddy Kong Racing 2 fan project

I recently started a new project called Diddy Kong Racing 2. As regular readers of my blog will know, I am quite a fan of the Donkey Kong series and I thought it would be nice to bring together all … Continue reading

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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

This was the first main entry in the Legend of Zelda series to be released on the Game Boy Advance – a remake of A Link to the Past (along with a new side game, Four Swords) had been done … Continue reading

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Becoming Political

I can remember having dinner with a friend about eight years ago and we were talking about politics. Back then, the world was a very different place and I liked to describe myself as politically neutral. To this day, I … Continue reading

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