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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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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

This was a book club selection so I had no idea what it would be about. This will be a short review because I do not want to spoil any of the surprises for anyone. Our protagonist lives with her … Continue reading

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The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory writes books about women. So, I was unsure of what to think about her new book about the middle ages’ best-known murdering nutcase misogynist tyrant, Henry VIII. It turns out that it is not quite about him, it … Continue reading

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The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

This story is set in Victorian London, but the characters are timeless. Donoghue read of a real-life scandalous divorce that happened at this time, just divorces were starting to become more common. The wife who was to be divorced had … Continue reading

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

This is a so-called “classic” which was written in 1818. I am more of a contemporary fiction kind of girl and this book certainly has not changed my mind. I read it for a book club, otherwise I would not … Continue reading

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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

This is a very odd book. I am struggling to put my finger on quite why but I think it is because the teenage voice is so very authentic. I so rarely speak to teenagers that I cannot be sure. … Continue reading

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Perfect by Rachel Joyce

  Joyce has been an actress and a radio playwright before she became a novelist. So, it would be fair to say that she has probably read, heard and written her fair share of stories. I think this might be … Continue reading

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