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Vintage Books: Thy Servant a Dog

Thy Servant a Dog I am no Hound any more

In the thirteenth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I chose Thy Servant a Dog, as told by Boots and edited by Rudyard Kipling.

To find out more about this book and see more pictures, go here.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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What I am reading: War and Peace

What I am Reading #2: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy.

"It is intimidating for a reader, let alone a writer, to approach the idea of reviewing a book that stands so preeminently in the history of modern literature as War and Peace.

Certainly when I was a child, it was regarded as the greatest of all novels, a towering achievement by the finest exponent of the form."

To read the rest of my review of War and Peace, go here.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Vintage Books: Dogs, Wild and Domestic

In the twelfth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I wanted to give you something a little different.

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A Pinterest in my favourite books

For a little while now, I’ve had a board on Pinterest with covers of some of my favourite books.

It’s still nascent, but growing all the time. Come over a join me, and maybe post some books of your own.

See the Great books board here, or use the Pincode.

Great Books Pincode from L. A. Davenport




Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Writing Process: Surveillance Capitalism

In October, I talked about a couple of books that I had found very inspiring for an as-yet unnamed book that I am writing about a dystopian future.

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Christmas Vintage Books: British Deer

In the eleventh of this series of books from my father’s collection, I wanted to give you something a little more Christmassy.

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Vintage Books: Victoriana

In the tenth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen Victoriana, by James Laver.

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Vintage Books: Carnation Manual

In the ninth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen The Carnation Manual, edited and issues by The National Carnation and Picotee Society (Southern Section).

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Writing Process: Research

I am doing some (well, lots, actually) of research for a novel I am working on. The idea has been gestating for a long time, but I needed some inspiration to help me give it more shape.

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Vintage Books: Bee-Keepers

In the eighth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen The British Bee-Keeper’s Guide Book, produced by the British Bee Journal, which was itself the second of the series.

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Vintage Books: Pig Keeping

In the seventh of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen Pig Keeping, by Geoffrey Morgan.

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Vintage Books: Stage-Land

In the sixth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen Stage-Land, by Jerome K. Jerome.

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Vintage Books: Floricultural Cabinet

In the fifth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen The Floricultrural Cabinet and Florists’ Magazine.

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Vintage Books: Meat Inspection

In the fourth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen A Guide to Meat Inspection for Regimental Officers.

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Vintage Books: Bee Journal

In the third of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen The British Bee Journal and Bee-Keeper’s Adviser.

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Vintage Books: Common Sense

In the second of this series of books from my father’s collection, I’ve chosen a book from the Mental Efficiency Series, this one being Common Sense: How to Exercise it.

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What I am reading: The Tale of Genji

What I am Reading #1: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

"Before I talk about The Tale of Genji, I should perhaps talk about time.

It is the delusion of youth to think that time is infinite, that we have infinite time and there will always be enough time for us to get done everything we want to achieve in life. It is clear, however, that the more we experience time, the more we realise that, while time itself is theoretically infinite, our time is not, and that we will never accomplish even half the things we would like to before we die."

To read the rest of my review of The Tale of Genji, go here.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Vintage Books: Design

A couple of years ago, my father offloaded to me hundreds, if not thousands, of his vast collection of books.

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13/10/2019