Review: ‘Unnatural Causes’ Richard Shepherd

Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11.He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents.His evidence has put killers behind … Continue reading Review: ‘Unnatural Causes’ Richard Shepherd

2021 in books

So, 2021 was a good year for me in terms of books. I haven't read 45 books in a year in, well, years. I probably haven't read 45 books in a year since I was a kid, when my grandparents and I used to go to our local library every Friday evening to select our … Continue reading 2021 in books

Review: ‘Tales From the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ Toshikazu Kawaguchi

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time ...From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes Tales from the Cafe, a story of … Continue reading Review: ‘Tales From the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold’ Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is … Continue reading Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

Review: ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’ Richard Lloyd Parry

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the epicentre. Learning about … Continue reading Review: ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’ Richard Lloyd Parry