About Cheerful Dragon

Here’s the obligatory (?) information about the author of these reviews.

My name is Irene. I’m British and I live in Warwickshire, England. Cheerful Dragon is a user name I have on a variety of websites such as h2g2 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Earth edition and Ausgate. I’m married, but I don’t have any children. Apart from reading my hobbies are needlework, playing games on my computer or tablet and learning languages (currently learning French and Italian with Rosetta Stone®).

I’ve been a bookworm since I was a child. I started this blog so I could share my love of books with other like-minded people. I have over 1000 books, both paper versions and e-books, and I’ve read most of them over the years. The books I enjoy, I keep. Books I don’t enjoy find their way to charity shops. Hopefully somebody else will enjoy them.

Favourite fiction authors are (in no particular order): Dick Francis, Wilbur Smith and Bernard Cornwell. I also enjoy John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth and Agatha Christie. I don’t have any particular favourites for non-fiction, although I do have most of Antonia Fraser’s books on historical people and I’ve enjoyed Richard Dawkins’ books on evolution.

About the blog

This blog was constructed on WordPress. Blog hosting is by BlueHost. If you are new to blogging and wish to create your own blog, I recommend The Blog Builders. It’s a website run by Court Tuttle and gives advice on setting up and running a blog. He’s happy for you to email him if you have any problems with your blog. He’s certainly helped me with this blog.


  1. If you look at the ‘About this Site’ page you’ll find information on the hosting site and tools I use. You’ll also find a link to The Blog Builders, a website that will give you all the help you need to set up a blog.

  2. Hi Irene. Amy trying to contact the old Bablake crew. Email me if you want to get back in touch.

  3. Hello Irene (Ellis) and Tracey! Your old classmate here. Just found this page randomly on a google search! Hope life is good and treating you both well. Mat

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