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84 Charing Cross Road (Time Warner Paperbacks)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Delightful & Different.

I first read this book in my teens have have revisited it on several occasions throughout the years. The first section of the book takes the form of letters between Helene Hanff & Frank Doel (although other letters are also included) who worked at 84 Charing Cross Road. Helene Hanff is an American scriptwriter who is in love with books. 84 Charing Cross Road is the bookshop that sends her those books for a ...

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The Time Traveler's Wife (Vintage)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Something Different for a Change.

This is a wonderful book which is different from the run of the mill stories. The concept of Henry being a time traveller could conjure up futuristic images of space & Dr Who but is tackled in a far less complicated manner. Henry just jumps out of time to the past or future without any notice to himself or those around him. This means his relationship with Claire is unusual, to say the least. This book is ...

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Held My Attention

This is a wonderful book which just carries you along & makes you want to continue reading. It tackles the terrible situation in occupied Guernsey with sensitivity - not going into too much detail that didn't fit with the story, but giving enough to make you realise how horrendous it was. I very much enjoyed the letter format of the book but this isn't always to everyone's taste. The beginning of the book ...

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Captivated: J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Neverland (Chatto & Windus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Captivating it Most Definitely Was!

I was thoroughly captivated by this book. We are taken through the life of George Du Maurier & then onto his children, Sylvia who married Arthur Llewelyn-Davies & Gerald Du Maurier, the father of Daphne. We discover George's infatuation with hypnotism & how that passes through the family to Daphne. We discover how JM Barrie becomes so infatuated with the Llewelyn-Davies boys who are "The Lost Boys" of Peter ...

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Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics) (Penguin Classics)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Wonderful Descriptions

I have to say that the thing I loved most about this book was the vocabulary. I wasn't aware that I had been missing beautiful colourful descriptions using a wide range of adjectives until I read this book. The descriptions in this book are wonderful & really paint a picture. I loved the book for this. However, that appeared to be all there was. Wonderful descriptions of people & places but no significant s ...

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The Private Patient (Penguin)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Good Basic Detective Story

This is a generally good murder mystery story. I wouldn't have said that it was particularly gripping but I did want to continue reading. It is quite a lightweight detective story without too much gore. The characters are well formed & believable. I do feel that the last couple of chapters were unneccessary & the book would have been fine without them. A good basic detective story which I did enjoy but it ...

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I Shall Wear Midnight (Doubleday Childrens)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Another Discworld Success

I thoroughly enjoyed this book though I must admit I am a self confessed Pratchett addict. It was lovely to have another Tiffany Aching book with old friends Nanny Ogg & Granny Weatherwax returning. There was even an appearance from Eskarina Smith who hasn't been around for many a book. It had the standard Pratchett recipe - amusing though not roaringly funny, good characters & well written. I did find it ...

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Mort: A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novels) (Corgi)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Another Discworld Success

I have to say that this is one of my favourite Discworld books. The character of Death and his house are wonderful. The concept of Death having an apprentice takes a while to get your head round but who wants a simple book? They do all live happily ever after though not perhaps in the way you would expect.........I can go back to this book & read it again & again & still laugh. You really need to have read ...

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Deaf Sentence (Penguin)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Rather Disappointing

I have to say that I really did not get on with this book. I didn't find it hilarious & although I managed the odd glimmer of a smile I really did not find it as funny as the back of the book claimed. I really struggled to get to grips with the characters. Just when I thought I was getting to know one, they did something so out of character that I lost track of who they were supposed to be again. There was ...

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Truecrime (Sceptre)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Gritty and realistic

This is the world of the celebrity villain - Ronnie Briggs and the Krays for example and of three people mixed up in it during the 1990's. Julie has a criminal for a father who was killed in a gangland slaying. Eddie is just out of jail and having his memoirs ghostwritten for him. Gaz is a small time villain whose personal life is falling apart. These three lives intersect around the film industry an ...

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SS-GB (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Life must go on ....

It should be "business as usual" for Detective Inspector archer at Scotland Yard. He has a murder to investigate and a son to bring up in occupied Britain but the Nazis are showing too much interest in his case and the resistance want him to get involved in freeing the king from the tower. Perhaps a little too much emphasis on the different German departments and their rivalry but a very clever and belie ...

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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Faber and Faber)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

A good read

Cordelia Gray inherits a detective agency from its dead owner and soon is involved in her first solo case. Mark Callender has committed suicide and his father wants to know why. Of course, it is not as simple as that and soon Cordelia's life is in danger as she uncovers one secret after another. An easy and satisfying read with Cordelia facing up to Adam Dalgliesh at the close of the case and possibly ...

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