Nov 24

Flic Smart Button Review

Frost has reviewed this cute little smart button. It has a variety of uses. We hooked it up to our Spotify so it could control the music. It is very smart indeed and very handy. It is easy to set up. Makes a great present, for Christmas or beyond.   Flic smart button Available at …

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Nov 23

Transhumanism – The End of Perception By author and conspiracy researcher David Icke

Mind control is everywhere, but we call it something else – the TV news, political speeches, advertising, PR, education, science, journalism and religion. The list is endless. Mind control sounds far-out and sci-fi, but all it really means is the control of perception. Control a person’s perception and you control their life. Control collective perception …

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Nov 23

Inside Pussy Riot – Theatre Review by Paul Vates

  The Saatchi Gallery, London “a sugary, gluten-free version of the real thing.” Photo Credit – Kenny Mathieson, Design – Zoe Koperski Director Christa Harris is quoted in the programme thus: ‘Inside Pussy Riot is what theatre in 2017 is all about; the chance to create work, which will send ripples through society, provoke an …

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Nov 23

After the Snow By Susannah Constantine Book Review

We all know Susannah Constantine from her Trinny and Susannah days when she told women what to wear. The careers of the two fashionable women went stratospheric. They both became very successful indeed. When After The Snow reached Frost HQ I was immediately grabbed by the cover. It is beautiful and really encapsulates the book. …

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Nov 22

Unwrapped: My Kind of Christmas Dinner

I really don’t like mentioning the C word – not until at least December anyway – but there’s always going to be an exception. And the Christmas Dinner will always be my exception. Last year I stumbled upon this fabulous event for young people leaving care. I didn’t give them a thought before – did …

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Nov 22

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: GUILDING THE LILY – Jane Cable meets Book Guild author Sally Jenkins

How much of your working life does the business of books take up? Around 40% of my working life is spent on writing and writing-related activities. I work for a multinational IT consultancy three days a week which, in theory, leaves two days for the business of books. In reality, domestic trivia eats into those …

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Nov 21

What are the Essential Ingredients for a Gritty Crime Novel?

The crime thriller genre has always been a big seller. It has evolved over the years along with readers’ tastes. A few decades ago it was all about slick gangster flicks, driven by a morbid nostalgia for criminals like Capone, Dillinger and the Kray twins. At the turn of the century the gritty crime thriller …

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Nov 21

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…

  It’s the season of the nativity, goodwill, and buying someone a special gift. So for the next few days I’m concentrating on a roundup of things literary for the Christmas Stocking. A book I have enjoyed enormously and which would make a belting Christmas present is A Yorkshire Vet: Through the Seasons. This is …

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