Monthly Archives: January 2015

Elizabeth of York – A Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir

This is a biography of the wife of Henry VII, if it was not for her we would not have had everyone’s favourite medieval psychopath Henry VIII, or of course, the Church of England, or Elizabeth I. Actually, all of … Continue reading

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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

I read this for a book club. Otherwise there was no way I would have finished this. That and it being only 147 pages long. This is the story of a dysfunctional American family sent at some time in the … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I re-read this for a book club. The first time I read it was almost twenty years ago and I could not remember a lot of the details. My main memory was being blown away by the beauty of the … Continue reading

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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

I had read a couple of books by Fforde a little while ago and I like him. I read this one for a book group. It is aimed at young adults, so is certainly a very easy and speedy read … Continue reading

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