Book Review: “The Lucky Ones” by Mark Edwards

As I noted in my review of The Retreat by Mark Edwards, reading that book and my comments on social media, I realised that I needed to re-read The Lucky Ones. This is what I have recently done. The timing actually worked out well as I was visiting Shropshire (‘the rural environs of Shropshire, one…

Book Review: “The Retreat” by Mark Edwards

I read a lot. But I rarely read novels more than once – unless, like Climber’s High (or Seventeen as it was translated into English) for example, it’s related to my research. Novels are, by definition, meant to be novel, new. Part of the reasoning for not reading a book more than once is that…

Book Review: “Follow You Home” by Mark Edwards

If I were asked to provide a list of my favourite books, there would be quite a few in that list by Mark Edwards. Follow You Home would certainly make the list. Thanks to a Facebook video event that Mark hosted yesterday (24 March 2021) and that I was going to be given the opportunity…

Delighted with another 5-Star review for “Tokyo 20/20 Vision”

Delighted with another 5 star review for Tokyo 20/20 Vision, which is averaging 4.7 (out of 5.0) on Amazon. Here is the review: “I’m not a fiction lover normally, but as I’m familiar with things Japanese after having lived there for a long time, I picked this one up. The author has a fantastic grasp…

Tokyo 20/20 Vision Released

In 2019, as Japan hosted the Rugby World Cup, Typhoon Hagibis brought havoc to the organisation of the event and to the country as a whole. 2020 and Tokyo is the host city for the world’s biggest sporting event, the Summer Olympics. Japan has done everything it can to ensure that the games will be…

Hijacking Japan available now

It was meant to be a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Nicola was working hard as an English teacher in Japan; she desperately needed a holiday. A long weekend with her boyfriend, Akira, and two other friends, Mai and Masashi, seemed ideal. The four of them would travel by Japan’s safest…