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William Wenton and the Luridium Thief (Walker Books)

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

Great Fun - Plenty of Action

William Wenton is a clever lad who can break codes. He and his parents are living quietly in Norway in hiding from what or whom William doesn't know. Then one day William breaks a code & they are discovered! What follows is a fast action story rather akin to a young Alex Rider or a very young James Bond. There are amazing robots, talking doors, carnivorous plants.......William's world is turned upside down! ...

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The Night Visitor (Quercus)

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

Struggled to Put it Down

Professor Olivia Sweetman has far too many balls in the air - an achademic career, the imminent release of her first book, a fledgeling TV career, three children one of whom is a teenage boy rapidly heading off the rails and a husband who is never there. Throw into the mix an au pair that she doesn't like much but is relying on and Olivia is barely holding onto her life. Then there is Vivian. A socially ine ...

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The Raven's Head (Headline Review)

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

A Gothic Mix of Dark History & Fantasy

I have read a couple of Karen Maitland's books in the past and was keen to give this a try when I spotted it in the library. Unlike the previous books I have read, this story includes tales of alchemy and an element of fantasy as well as the basic history. There are three main threads in this book which you will be glad to hear do join up and make sense in the latter part of the book. Each chapter takes on ...

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Rotherweird (Jo Fletcher Books)

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

A Marmite Book

Well - Rotherweird by name & Rather Weird by nature. This is definitely an unusual book. Rotherweird is a small town in England which is isolated from the rest of the country. The residents are not allowed to research their past and don't employ modern technology such as petrol vehicles, computers or even telephones. It is attached to a fantasy land via a series of magic tiles.  I won't attempt to further ...

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Joshua Cleans up (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Great for Showing Routine

This is a day in the life of Joshua - getting up, eating, playing, listening to stories, tidying up and so on. Nothing special goes on and I am sure it is a routine day that many under fives can relate to. The pictures are bright and eye catching without being garish. There is enough in the picture to make them interesting without them being too busy and taking a child's attention away from the text that i ...

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The Idea of You (Lake Union Publishing)

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

Light Reading - I Didn't Get Involved

This is the story of Lucy, a high flying executive who has a great marriage to Jonah, a great house and a job she loves. There is a little bit of tension with her mother but otherwise Lucy seems to have it all....except for a baby. Into this mix is thrown Camille, Jonah's 16 year old daughter from a previous marriage who comes to stay. I did enjoy this book despite it all getting a little sicky sweet in so ...

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Black Water Lilies (W&N)

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

A clever piece of storytelling

This is a mystery based in the small town of Giverny which is famous for being the home of Monet and where his house and the famous pond which he painted so often are situated. We are told from the beginning that this is the story of three women, all of whom are residents of the town, a girl, a middle-aged wife and an elderly widow. The story is told from the points of view of these women and also features ...

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Prep (Black Swan)

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

The American class system examined in depth

Lee Fiora comes from a small town but obtains a scholarship to an exclusive private school - confusingly for British readers called a prep school when she is actually a teenager. Lee has shone in her home environment but she is out of place at Ault in every way and she finds as she progresses through school that she is an outsider at school and increasingly at home as well. The st ...

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The Gardens Of The Dead (Father Anselm Novels) (Abacus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Plot completely unbelievable

When Elizabeth dies she leaves a puzzle to be solved and the person she has chosen to do this is Father Anslem who before he became a monk was once a practising barrister. Elizabeth has been obsessed with the case of a man who she had successfully defended who she later discovered was guilty and she wants to fix this. She has hidden her clues and it is Anslem's role to follow the ...

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Hammered (Spectra Books)

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

Full of ideas with an excellent heroine

The author has chosen for her heroine a fifty year old woman who has had major surgery in the past but who now lives in permanent pain and who lives a life haunted by things which happened when she was in the military and after she was injured. Jenny isn't the obvious heroine as she lives a life in secrecy among the remnants of civilisation in the latter part of this century but s ...

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Dark Eden (Corvus)

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

An interesting society

Living on Eden is a group of descendants from a crashed space ship. Generations of inbreeding from the two individuals who are the common ancestor of them all have left many of them with physical and mental deformities. Living on a world without light except that which is generated by the vegetation has made for a simple, hunter gatherer society. Memories of their beginning has le ...

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Seesaw (Vintage)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Anne

Too much was unrealistic for me

Hannah is a young woman who is kidnapped by a pair of amateur criminals. Her parents raise and deliver a ransom which cripples them financially. Hannah returns undamaged, at least physically. Everything has been kept secret. Surely life can return to normal now ? This is a clever idea which is not as well execu ...

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