• About John

    Formerlife: Jacobs Suchard CEO (Kraft, Nabob), Strategy Consultant. Afterlife: Palgrave Macmillan Author, Historical Novelist, Business Journalist

    A War-Torn Excursion

    by  • March 10, 2018 • Life, My Books, Writing • 0 Comments

    Yakov and David Ben Efraim are a son and father team of literature aficionados based in Montreal, Quebec. They run the blog Quick Book Reviews, as well as the book review website,  Bookwormex.com. A few weeks ago I reached out to Yakov and David to seek a review of my book, The Circumstantial Enemy. Here is what they had to say about the plot, the characters, the history and a few other things about the novel.

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    Literary Homicide with TropicalMary

    by  • March 2, 2018 • Life, My Books • 0 Comments

    I have to admit some trepidation in reaching out to a reviewer known as TropicalMary on a website named Literary Homicide. Mary describes herself as “a heathen, half-breed, comic book loving, gamer who is trying to understand why jeggings exist.”  Jeggings? I had to google that. Jeggings are tight-fitting stretch pants that look like denim jeans. Suffice to say the mystery around Mary, her site, and her role perked my interest. With that background, I’ll share Mary’s take on The Circumstantial Enemy

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    Even When It Was Over. It Wasn’t

    by  • February 6, 2018 • Life, Writing • 0 Comments

    I am delighted to introduce Dianne Ascroft to you. Dianne is a book reviewer, but that’s in her spare time. She is also a historical and contemporary fiction author, often with an Irish connection. Dianne’s ongoing project is The Yankee Years, a series of novels and Short Reads set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. In these books, she tells thrilling and romantic tales of the people and the era. Here is her take on The Circumstantial Enemy.

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    Book Review by Judith Barrow

    by  • February 3, 2018 • Life, Uncategorized, Writing • 0 Comments

    Book reviewer, Judith Barrow is a writer of short stories, poems, plays, and articles published throughout the British Isles. Here is Judith’s take on The Circumstantial Enemy. 

    This book is based on real events that happened during World War II and it is obvious the author has also researched extensively. The plot reads authentically with many twists and unexpected events.  

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    “Engaging Plot Throughout” — Amy Buckle

    by  • February 1, 2018 • Life, Uncategorized, Writing • 0 Comments

    Amy Buckle is an English Literature and Language graduate of the University of Reading. I am delighted that this busy lady chose to read my novel. Here is what Amy had to say about it on her website.

    “”Those who sleep through the night have lost all sorrow. We must go on. It’s the only way to get home.” “Is that how you feed your soul?” Tony poured the last of the vodka.”The same demons pummel me. But I’ll not surrender without a fight.””

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