Ali Cooper (in Devon)

First hive inspection.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (56 of 66)
Location: Devon, UK
Birthday: 1 Dec
In My Own Words:
Archaeologist, psychologist and musician.

Author of The Girl on the Swing (fiction), Cave (fiction), The Cat and the Cathedral (fiction), Bloody Scared (fiction), Editing a Better Book (non-fiction)
and Archaeology Walks in the Peak District (non-fiction). See listmania for links and details.
Publisher - I set up the Standing Stone Press imprint
in Jan 2010. It's at standingstonepress dot co do… Read more



Top Reviewer Ranking: 928,263 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 66
Torc of Moonlight by Linda Acaster
Torc of Moonlight by Linda Acaster
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I was attracted to this book because of its basis in English prehistory and I will start by stating that I'm both an author and a postgraduate in archaeology as both of these things affect my interpretation of the book.

The story is set in Hull and East Yorkshire, around the Vale of Pickering. From an archaeological perspective, this area is rich in sites, from high status chariot burials, dating to the Iron Age, back to wetland Mesolithic (6000 BC) occupation.

Nick is at university, superficially studying English but more importantly playing Rugby. He is transfixed by a very studious girl called Alice, who is studying history. At the same time he suffers strange… Read more
Birmingham Girls by Carol Arnall
Birmingham Girls by Carol Arnall
48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A past brought to life, 26 Dec 2010
I had my eye on this book from the first time I saw it. I have to be honest, part of the attraction was because it's set in the general area where I was born and grew up, but having read it I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

Birmingham Girls is part memoir, part social history, part local history and part family history. It begins with the author deciding to research her family history. As she traces her ancestors and finds out about them, this in turn jogs memories of her childhood, the places she lived and the people she knew.

The book is written mostly in chronological order but sometimes drifts into other times and places. It is arranged in… Read more
Touches, From The Beyond by Launa McNeilly
Touches, From The Beyond by Launa McNeilly
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
When my copy of 'Touches' arrived, I couldn't help but take a quick peek at the first couple of pages. And instantly I was hooked.

Although I've read books which hint at ghosts and hauntings, and I've seen films and dramas set in the world of demons, this is the first book I've read in the paranormal genre. So please forgive me if I don't use familiar terminology.

This is a book about good and evil. It is told very simply, in a clear consistent voice. It tells the stories of different groups of characters, all of whom are linked by their brush with the same manifestations of good and evil spirits. It is not horror. The narration stands back, like a passive observer,… Read more