Brian Robinson

"Brian the Rhetaur"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: UK
Birthday: 19 Dec


Top Reviewer Ranking: 297,485 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters by Daniel Hannan
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What a high-handed conceit that title appears to be! It is almost as if he challenges himself to justify it.
This is essentially a history of the Anglosphere, that loose association of peoples that is bound by the English language, a common heritage, and so much more. Hannan explains how serendipity and Anglo-Saxon bloody-mindedness forged a particular type of freedom that became the envy of other nations who could never quite understand it. It was exported around the world by migration and colonialism. The more you read the more you appreciate how precious it is.
Not for the first time, it is in danger - not least from complacency. That is why it is important to understand why… Read more
Blockade Runner by David Kent-Lemon
Blockade Runner by David Kent-Lemon
4.0 out of 5 stars Blockade Runner, 3 Feb 2013
It's difficult for me to be dispassionate, because roughly a thousand years ago in Dorset I was at school with the author. Accordingly the voice of K-L D, as we called him, sings out of every the unbroken tones of a boy: it's slightly bizarre. I came across the book by accident, spotted the unmistakeable name and plunged. I really enjoyed it! I understand what a previous review has said with respect to the soft-edges of the romantic interest; but I found that, by dint of contrast, it hardened up the edges of the action elsewhere. The action is good, and well set in the historic and geographic background. I lay no claim to authority on either of those, but it had the feeling of… Read more
The Counterfeit Guest (Mary Finch) by Rose Melikan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The counterfeit guest, 6 Dec 2012
The counterfeit guest. A good read. Well researched and funny as well. really am Looking forward to the next one.

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