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Little Woodford (Head of Zeus)

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

An Easy Read

Set in the small town of Little Woodford this is one of those gossipy, light books which follows the trials & tribulations of a small town. We meet recently widowed Bex who with her three children is struggling to settle in. Olivia is the town committee member - a finger in every pie. Belinda the pub landlady, Amy the cleaner who is a terrible gossip and a very old fashioned vicar and his wife. This is a t ...

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The Undertaker's Daughter (Gallery Books)

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

Slightly morbid but fascinating

This memoir is about the author's family who lived in the same large house as the undertaker's business that her father ran. It takes place mainly in the 1960s and in a small town in rural America. The author follows the family's story until the death of her father with most of the narrative concerning the way in which they sought to live an ordinary life in an unusual setting. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing Of The Three: (Volume 2) (Hodder Paperbacks)

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

Very much part of a series

Where the first book in this series was mystical this book is very different. The gunslinger is going to draw three people to him from our world. Each of them comes from a different part of twentieth century history and all of them have problems. The gunslinger finds himself in their life and has to bring them over into his world but it is not easy or straightforward and to do it ...

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Burial Rites (Picador)

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

Excellent historical novel

Set in the early 1800s this is the story of Agnes who lives in Iceland and who has been condemned to death for murder. Because the country wants to show its independence she has been tried locally and will be the first execution in many years carried out by the local authorities. Because they do not have the justice infrastructure Agnes is kept on an isolated farm belonging to a f ...

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My Real Children (Corsair)

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

What is reality anyway ?

This is a clever and elegantly written novel. Patricia is living in a nursing home because she has dementia. She struggles to remember how many children she has, what she did for a living or even how the home itself is laid out. Patricia has lived one of two alternate lives. In one life she makes one decision and in the other she chooses another. The result is two rich and complic ...

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (Arrow)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Subject matter interesting but the writing didn't do it justice

This should have been a great book. The men who searched out the lost works of art that were looted and hidden by the Nazis were dedicated and inventive and they achieved surprising success. The people in occupied territories who kept good records and tried to prevent the wholesale destruction or disappearance of valuable items risked their lives. The whole issue of the looted art ...

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The Sealwoman's Gift (Two Roads)

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

Rich in Detail

It is 1627 and hundreds of Icelandic people are torn from their homeland to become slaves in Algiers. We follow the fate of Asta, the minister's wife, and her family as they struggle for survival. Will Asta ever return to her homeland and what of little Jon born in the hold of the slave ship? He knows no life other than that of a slave boy. The detail in this book is fantastic. The whole book is three dime ...

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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike) (Sphere)

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

A gripping and enjoyable read

I think that this may well be the best of the three (at present) Cormoran Strike novels. This story concentrates on Robin, his assistant, and her desire to become a detective and on events in Strike's earlier life which may have resulted in body parts being received at his office and attempts being made on their lives. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

Doc (Ballantine Books Inc.)

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

A truly great read

This book is based on a period in the life of "Doc" Holliday a consumptive gambler who lived by his wits and was eventually involved in the gunfight at the OK Coral. I don't have a lot of knowledge about the period so I can't testify about the accuracy of the events although the author does state that this particular period in his life is fictionalised although most of the charact ...

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Private Life (Faber & Faber)

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

A marriage that diminishes

This is a very sad book. Margaret marries, in the 1920s and submerges her own personality and dreams in her husband and his scientific work. It is her role to encourage and support him and society will treat her always as inferior to the man in her relationship. As the book progresses you wonder if Margaret will ever break free of her boring and fulfilling marriage especially as w ...

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The Sisters Brothers (Granta Books)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

Not one for me

I really didn't get on with this book at all but I understand that it has had considerable success and I have heard and seen glowing reviews. I can only conclude that the book is one of those which some people enjoy a lot and others don't get at all. I place myself firmly in the latter camp. I have also seen this book described as darkly funny but it raised no smile from me at any ...

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Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1) (HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks)

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

Great fun for older children (and adults !)

This is a book for young teenagers or older children although it can be read and enjoyed by adults - it is some years since I fell into the the teenage category ! It is also the first in a series of seven, each of which will relate to a day in the week so although this book ties up most loose ends satisfactorily you are aware that it is part of a larger story arc. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 
 
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