Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

“He Must Live With The Shame Of What He’s Done” – Parliament’s New Motto?

In Game of Thrones, the various noble houses have their own words, or mottoes, that serve to give others some idea of their aims and character. The words of House Lannister, for example, are “Hear Me Roar“, while the words … Continue reading

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“All Hail the Black Knight!” – In Loving and Respectful Memory of Geoff Winship

Yesterday evening, I was enormously saddened to learn of the death of Geoff Winship, a man who had been known internationally as “The Black Knight” on account of the role he played in the world’s only touring mediaeval jousting tournament, … Continue reading

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Lost

One of the gifts I was fortunate enough to receive for Christmas in 2015 was this handsome volume of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, from my son Jack. In addition, I have two volumes of the Game of Thrones … Continue reading

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The Future of Books and the Books of the Future

Ever since I first started writing online, well over a decade ago, I’ve often felt compelled to mention that I sit here in my study surrounded by hundreds of books that I’ve collected over the years. I’m far from being … Continue reading

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The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli

Earlier today, I was delighted when my son Jack presented me with a handsome gift in the form of The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. It had been some time since I owned this book, as I’d given away my last … Continue reading

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Rowley Irlam, Emmy Award Winner 2015

Congratulations to Rowley Irlam, my friend and former fellow knight, for winning a coveted Emmy Award for his outstanding work as the stunt coordinator on the superlative Game of Thrones. Exactly a quarter of a century ago, I had the … Continue reading

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Rowley Irlam’s 2015 Emmy Nomination for Game of Thrones

With the exception of a few Michael Moorcock novels and Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy that I read back in the 1970s, I’ve never much cared for the fantasy genre. While I can appreciate their quality and the huge following they … Continue reading

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