THE VENETIAN MASQUERADE by PHILIP GWYNNE JONES

What a pleasure to plunge back into the Venetian world of Nathan Sutherland, the Honorary British Consul in Venice, and otherwise a translator of documents – often boring, and increasingly Brexit related. “The Venetian Masquerade” is the 3rd in this charming series, and we are re-united with Nathan, his long-suffering …

THE LOST EXPLORER by CONRAD ANKER & DAVID ROBERTS

What a great read this book is, and reading it in cold, wintery conditions, whilst on holiday in the Himalayan hills of Uttarkhand in northern India, made it a perfect fit. Conrad Anker and David Roberts delve into one of the long-standing mysteries of high-altitude mountaineering, namely whether George Mallory …