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Philip Spires

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Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Philip Spires is the author of four books. Two African novels, A Fool's Knot and Mission are set in Kenya. Both are set in Kitui and feature the same characters. Voyagers is a set of travel stories set in Vietnam, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Yugoslavia, England, Italy and Turkey. 50 Of The Best is Martin Offiah's choice of the best rugby league action in recent years. Philip Spires co-authored the book. Philip Spires was born in the UK and has lived in West Yorkshire, London, Kenya, Brunei and Abu Dhabi in the Emirates. He currently lives in La Nucia, near Benidorm in Spain.

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In her novel The Seven Sisters Margaret Drabble presents seven women out of the billions that populate their heavens, seven women who come together to act on a project, to share experience and build

Book Reviews> Fiction l 2 years ago

Winter In Madrid is a novel set just after Spain's Civil War. Its secret agent plot and thriller style engage the reader, but author C J Sansom also maintains a clear and sensitive political

Book Reviews> Fiction l 2 years ago

In terms of setting, Po-on is the start of the Rosales novels, the books that chart Philippine history from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. A peasant Ilocano family finds

Book Reviews> Fiction l 2 years ago

Anyone who has not yet visited Barcelona, the Catalan capital, will find Rainer Zerbst's book, Antoni Gaudi could provide the stimulus to make the visit at the first available opportunity. This

Book Reviews> Arts Photography l 2 years ago

The Whole Day Through by Patrick Gale is an extremely well written love story. His characters ooze an under-stated middle class confidence, They elegantly populate a story, but their passions are so

Book Reviews> Romance l 2 years ago

BBC correspondent John Simpson presents a set of observations and anecdotes drawn from a near lifetime of reporting for television news in A Mad World, My Masters. He covers much of recent history,

Book Reviews> Current Affairs l 2 years ago

Milan Kundera's short stories Laughable Loves present characters who apparently do little more than lust for, search for and imagine sex. It seems that life is little more than the pursuit of

Book Reviews> Short Stories l 2 years ago

The Towers Of Silence, the third of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, is very much a novel about women. Set in India in the 1940s, the war impinges on almost every aspect of their lives, but they experience

Book Reviews> Fiction l 2 years ago

Paul Scott's The Jewel In The Crown is the first of his tetralogy of novels on British India. These really were the last days of the Raj. And the jewel in Empress Victoria's crown was India, itself.

Book Reviews> Fiction l 2 years ago

Vermeer's Hat by Timothy Brook is not really about Vermeer, or hats, or art for that matter. It's a book about globalization sixteenth century-style. Using elements from a few of the Dutchman's

Book Reviews> History l 2 years ago

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