Author: John Formy-Duval

London's Triumph by Stephen Alford 0

London’s Triumph by Stephen Alford

★★★★☆ “The Elizabethan and Jacobean mind was brilliantly elastic.” “Thinking a project achievable somehow made it so.” In London’s Triumph, Stephen Alford succinctly captures the expanding worldview of an insular nation that grew from...

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Best Books of 2017: John’s Picks

Every list of “Best Books” is purely subjective, hostage to one’s personal tastes and to the seldom-acknowledged detail that the evaluator is never able to read all the books available in a given year....

Hope Valley by Jon Manuel 0

Hope Valley by John Manuel

★★★★☆ Regional novels published by small presses face great difficulty gaining traction in the massive world of publishing. Tens of thousands of books are published each year, most of them by major publishers who...

Unbound by John Shors 0

Unbound by John Shors

★★★★☆ John Shors’ thoughtful novels are all set in the exotic Far East, underpinned by universal themes of a search for love and the bonds that bring people together. Beneath the Marble Sky featured...

The Templars by Dan Jones 0

The Templars by Dan Jones

★★★★☆ The Templars have been transported through the dust of history to occupy a place in our consciousness that transcends who they really were and what they actually did. Hundreds of books and numerous...