Holiday Reads 2

DominionDominion by C.J. Sansom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of my favourite reads for 2013.

The storyline is a “39 steps” ripping yarn of spies and resistance – whacks along at a great pace.

More absorbing is Sansom’s speculations as to the make-up of a post-war, fascist influenced Britain, after signing a peace treaty with Germany in 1940.

An excellent investigation into what might have happened.

Don’t miss the historical note at the very end of the book, an impassioned and deadly honest plea for a “no” vote in the Scottish Independence debate and an essay on the dangers of nationalism.

Rarely does a novel educate, inform and entertain in the way this one has.

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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.