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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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The Uncommon Reader (Faber & Faber / Profile Books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Short but sweet.

This book made me laugh out loud in places. The Queen takes up reading and thinking. Her palace staff want her to concentrate on being royal and to stop discussing books with the public and state visitors. She wants a quiet corner to curl up and read more and resents anything which takes her away from this. You will completely understand this book if you are an avid reader and sympathise with the Quee ...

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Fallen into the Pit (Time Warner Paperbacks)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Dated but readable

This book was written after the second world war and presents life in an English village with all the usual suspects including the local landowner, the school master, the pub owner, the poacher and the local policeman. This is the first of the George Felse books by Ellis Peters and introduces us to his teenage son Dominic who does the majority of sleuthing and happens to be around when all the major events ...

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Caroline's Sister (Headline Review)

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

Making choices and living with the consequences

Caroline marries too young seeming to throw away all her advantages. Tessa, her younger sister, has always felt eclipsed by Caroline and in one unexpected moment she does the wrong thing and throws a bombshell in the lives of all her family. Living with the consequences of the choices you have made can be difficult but sometimes we have to live with the consequences of some else's choices. Fun, energetic ...

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Saint Maybe (Vintage)

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

Humour, pathos and compassion.

Ian tells his brother something that everyone knows but no one will say out loud. The results of this act are devastating and permanent. In seeking to assuage his guilt Ian joins the Church of the Second Chance and leaves college to cope with the three children he has inherited and his own embarrassing new religion. Twenty years on, Ian's prospects of his own second chance are receding fast with his whole l ...

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Dragonsbane (Unicorn) (Voyager)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Nothing is quite what you think

Young Gareth travels the length of the Winterlands to find the one living man who has slain a dragon to ask him to take on and defeat the oldest and mightiest of the dragon race. Travelling back to the King's court are the courtier, the Dragonsbane, and Jenny Waynest the witch and mother of Lord John's sons. The land is dangerous and hostiile and so is the court - it may be that the dragon is the least of t ...

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When She Was Bad (Pocket Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Seriously creepy.

Two dangerous people with multiple personalities meet and fall in love - at least some aspects of them do. Other aspects are murderous, manipulative and childlike. When Lily and Ulysses Maxwell escape from the institution which is supposed to cure them it is up to ex-FBI agent E Pender and psychiatrist Dr Irene Cogan to find them ... as quickly as possible. This is the fourth E Pender novel and the secon ...

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Blood Maidens (Severn House Publishers Ltd)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Dark fantasy at its best

This is the long awaited sequel to Barbara Hambly's Those who Hunt the Night and Travelling with the Dead. In Edwardian Europe vampires are (un)alive and well and hiding in the shadows, killing to survive and indulging their own pleasures. They have lost any sense of what it means to be human and people only represent prey. James Asher has been a spy and is now a teacher but he is approached by his erstwhil ...

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Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self (Penguin)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Well worth reading

You do not need to have read Samuel Pepys' diaries to enjoy this biography. It is a really satisfying read which examines not only his life but the social and economic context in which he lived in such a way that you understand this and in doing so better understand Pepys. Pepys is not always an admirable man but he lives an interesting life which is well described in an accessible and easy to read way with ...

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Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe (Phoenix)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Fascinating History

This is a period of history about which I know embarrassingly little but in Medieval Europe four sisters of a minor ruling family in Provence all marry men who become kings with varying results. This is a good history book for the general reader and manages to keep four threads separate and distinguishable without all the characters getting mixed up although so many of them have the same name (there is a ve ...

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Vision in White (Bride Quartet) (Piatkus Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Thin but fun

This is the first of a series of four books about four friends who run a wedding planning business in America. This book concentrates on MacKenzie the photographer (they all four have unusual names). As is typical with a Nora Roberts novel there is a romance and difficulties to overcome mainly related to things which have happened to the main characters in the past. Man meets woman, they are attracted, they ...

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