Book Review: Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury

Rating: 5 out of 5Category: Military MemoirThis book is the very powerful, and at times uncomfortable, story of Patrick Bury’s journey through officer training at Sandhurst, into the Royal Irish Regiment and then out to Afghanistan in 2008 in command of 7 Platoon, Ranger Company, who were stationed in F.O.B Sangin in Helmand Province.Patrick writes … Continue reading Book Review: Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury

Book Review: Callsign Hades

Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is the very powerful, and at times uncomfortable, story of Patrick Bury’s journey through officer training at Sandhurst, into the Royal Irish Regiment and then out to Afghanistan in 2008 in command of 7 Platoon, Ranger Company, who were stationed in F.O.B … Continue reading Book Review: Callsign Hades

A very short meta on the canonical relationship between Sherlock and John in BBC’s Sherlock

At the moment, as most of you know, I am researching the British involvement in the current Afghanistan conflict and thus am reading everything I can lay my hands on about our solider's lives and experiences on the front line. On my way to Paris last week I read Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury (which … Continue reading A very short meta on the canonical relationship between Sherlock and John in BBC’s Sherlock

Are you listening?

It is an odd thing, to be partially deaf. There is nothing about me physically that would indicate the fact I have trouble hearing to anyone else and most of the time I am glad of that because, in all honesty, I don’t think I warrant any special treatment. After all, I can still hear … Continue reading Are you listening?

In praise of Books

Because today is World Book Day and thus a post is practically obligatory on my part because seriously, how could I not? I have almost 1,500 of the wonderful things living in my house and another couple of hundred cuddled up in my kindle.A few of the books I've read or re-read in the last … Continue reading In praise of Books