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Year of wonders by

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young…

Wolves by

I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it…

A Pelican at Blandings by

Blandings Castle #11 Clarance, the ninth Earl of Emsworth is enjoying life. The pride of his life, Empress of Blandings…

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story….

The treachery of beautiful things by

Seven years ago Jenny and her brother were walking home one evening when the trees moved, and took her brother….

A Wrinkle in the skin by

AKA The Ragged Edge. Read for the 2014 Sci-Fi Experience In the 1960s a wave of earthquakes brings destruction around…

More Than This by

Seth is drowning. He isn’t going to survive, there is no out for him. He drowns. But death is not…

The man in the picture by

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Oliver is visiting his old Oxford tutor when Theo begins to tell him a…

An uncertain place by

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration…

Jane Eyre by

Jane Eyre’s parents die when she is an infant, and she is taken in by her uncle. Her uncle also…

A town like Alice by

In post World War II England Jean Paget is tracked down by a solicitor. She is the only surviving member…

The crane wife by

Part of my Once Upon a Time reading. George is an American ex-pat living in England. He has been there…

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