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The Chagos Betrayal: How Britain Robbed An Island And Made Its People Disappear

By Florian Grosset Publisher: Myriad Editions ISBN: 9781912408672 This isn’t a work of fiction, but the story of an action by the British Government that displaced an entire archipelago. Decades later the remaining survivors and their descendants continue to fight to return to their homeland, and although they receive occasional media coverage their story is […]

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Corpse Talk: Dead Good Storytellers

By Adam & Lisa Murphy Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788451253 There are a lot of great books to come out of the David Fickling stable, but for me the best is Corpse Talk. Adam Murphy had the genius idea of drawing himself interviewing historical figures. However, because they’re all dead, the interview involves him […]

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Islandia Vol 3: The Legacy Of The Sorcerer

By Marc Vedrines Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184526 If you’ve got this far then you’ll know the previous book took a very abrupt change of course. An incredibly bold move by Vedrines, it certainly wasn’t something I saw coming. Of course, now, he has to deal with the fallout of the storytelling for the final installment. […]

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The Secret Of The Aesir

By Alan Langford Publisher: Alan Langford ISBN: 9781916484610 In Scandinavia of the 8th Century, a group of Vikings is taking part in an annual trek to pay homage to Mjolnir, the Norse God of Thunder’s hammer. This is a humongous artifact in the bleak landscape, continually drawing down lightning from the heavens.  The warriors are […]

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The Crogan Adventures: Last Of The Legion

By Chris Schweizer Publisher: Oni Press ISBN: 9781620102435 There have been a handful of these books now, but the bonus is that you don’t need to have read any of them to make sense of the next. The Crogan dynasty stretches across history and geography, with ancestors being pirates, gunfighters and, as here, a legionnaire.  […]

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The Wolf Of Baghdad

By Carol Isaacs (The Surreal McCoy) Publisher: Myriad Editions ISBN: 9781912408559 In all likelihood, you’ll have come across a few of Carol’s cartoons as The Surreal McCoy, but you may not be aware of her heritage. Carol’s family herald from Iraq which, back in the 1940s, had a population which was a third Jewish. Within […]

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