Glenn M. Renshaw

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (54 of 65)
Location: Newbury, England


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Blood Cries Afar by Sean McGlynn
Blood Cries Afar by Sean McGlynn
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
After reading Sean's McGlynn's acclaimed "By Sword and Fire: Cruelty and Atrocity in Medieval Warfare" (2008) and thoroughly enjoying it, I eagerly ordered his next book "Blood Cries Afar: The Forgotten Invasion of England 1216". To be honest I knew very little about these times. In fact I didn't even know, or was even taught at school, that England had even been invaded by France. I knew, of course, that England had been visited forcibly by the Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings etc in our glorious past, but nothing about France's attempted conquest in 1216.

Before we get to 1216 McGlynn gives us some background to the lead up to France's invasion. The Book's first chapter "Enemies:… Read more
That's Another Story: The Autobiography by Julie Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read., 16 Dec 2009
That's another story: the autobiography by Julie Walters.

This is an interesting story of Julie Walters' from childhood to stardom. About 230 pages (out of 310) is about her parents (and her relationship with them), growing up in Birmingham, her boyfriends and starting work as a nurse, and her antics while working as one. Less than 70 pages are devoted to her stardom; working in theatre, forming a partnership with Victoria Woods, starring in Educating Rita, Boys from the black stuff etc. Hardly anything about her success in Mama Mia. However this is a very well written book and funny. She does talk about these successes and its drawbacks at breakneck speed, dropping in a few… Read more
Century 21: Classic Comic Strips from the Worlds o&hellip by Chris Bentley
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Century21; classic comic strips from the world of Gerry Anderson
Volume 1; Adventures in the 21st Century
Volume 2; Invasion in the 21st Century

As a kid growing up in the 60's we had an abundance of new and exciting things that came into our lives; music, art, TV, the white heat of technology (as Harold Wilson so succinctly put it) and so on. In the midst of the many gems were comics; such as Beano, Dandy, Marvel comics, Hotspur and so much more. Amongst that wonderful array of mind blowing titillation was a comic that hit the newsstand in January 23rd 1965 (printed as 2065 to give it a futuristic appeal) that was titled TV21. This comic featured Fireball XL5, Captain… Read more