Author Archives: portiabridget

Movie review: Priest (2011) directed by Scott Steward

Product info: This post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller is set in an alternate world, ravaged by centuries of war between men and vampires. Men won or so they are said by Church officials. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul … Continue reading

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The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 01) by Jen Williams

I got this one from beautiful and clever Melfka – thank you! Synopsis (from Goodreads): There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel… Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Mummy (2017) directed by Alex Kurtzman

Product info: Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle … Continue reading

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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Product info (from Goodreads): A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution — set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic … Continue reading

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Away on holiday

Time to give you, dear Readers, Followers, and Lurkers, a much-deserved breather. This autumn I am going on a trekking trip to Corsica, a mountainous Mediterranean island belonging to France. When I return (so after two weeks or so) I … Continue reading

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Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Synopsis: When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill, she feels she has finally found people who understand her. A sheltered young woman raised by her mother, Leila has often struggled to connect with the girls at school; but on … Continue reading

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The Root of His Evil by James M. Cain

Synopsis (from Goodreads): While slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince Charming. Carrie Selden is not at all like the woman you’ve read about in the papers. Though she was raised in an orphanage, she isn’t … Continue reading

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Movie review: Queen (2014) by Vikas Bahl

I found out about that one while perusing Tasha/Heidenkind’s excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books – thank you my dear for mentioning it! Product info: A young New Delhi woman called Rani (‘Queen’ in English) comes from a very … Continue reading

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Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Agincourt is one of the epic battles of history. It was fought by two badly matched armies that met in atrocious conditions on St Crispin’s Day 1415, and resulted in an extraordinary victory that was celebrated in … Continue reading

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Movie review: Magellan (2017) directed by Rob York

Product info: After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson (Brandon Ray Olive) is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources. My impressions: … Continue reading

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