Author Archives: Stuart Smith

Should postal ballots for elections be the norm

As a result of recent elections everywhere I’m inclined to think we here should change the way we cast our vote. I’m  not referring to the actual voting system, although I do want all elections to be conducted under proportional … Continue reading

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The Kingdom Of Copper

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty My rating: 4 of 5 stars This sequel picks up 5 years after the last book City of Brass left off, with Nahri, Ali, and Dara each facing their own trials, but separated … Continue reading

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The Bone Season

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon My rating: 3 of 5 stars The world building in this book is very intricate. It can take time to make sense of everything and I’m not sure I did. Paige – the lead … Continue reading

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Why We Get The Wrong Politicians

Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I recommend anyone who wants to stand for public office to read this book. I recognise a lot of what the first half of this … Continue reading

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Terrestrial TV Should go back

Several years ago the terrestrial TV companies would build an audience for a programme by screening an episode of a series every week. Then along came streaming and they would “drop” an entire series at once enabling people to “binge … Continue reading

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