Tagged: UK author

The inverted world by Christopher Priest 2

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Part of my Sci-Fi Experience 2015 as well as the Vintage Sci-Fi Not a Challenge Helward Mann was born, and grew up, in the city of Earth. Like all children he was raised in the creche, his father sometimes came to...

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers 4

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After solving the mystery of Whose Body Lord Peter Wimsey holidays in the wilds of Corsica, but, tiring of the rustic and wanting a bit of luxury he heads to Paris where he gets the shocking news that his brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for murder. And the victim was Denis Cathcart, his sister’s fiancée. Wimsey heads for home straight away, and together with Inspector Parker he begins to investigate what actually happened.

The Stone Book Quartet by Alan Garner 2

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The stone book quartet contains four short novels : The Stone Book Granny Reardun The Aimer Gate Tom Fobble’s Day The stories tell four different stories, set in four different times in a rural part of Cheshire, England. The first is...

The five jars by M R James 0

The five jars by

Available free from Gutenberg This novel takes the form of a letter from our nameless narrator to Jane, he wants to explain how it is that he was talking to owls, for he mentioned in passing to her that he had...

The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis. Illustration by Julek Heller 0

The Magician’s Nephew by

The Chronicles of Narnia : book one (or six, depending on whether you go by Narnian history or publication date) In the summer of 1900 Digory and Polly meet. Digory has come to London because his mother is very ill and...

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters 0

The Night Watch by

Starting in 1947 The Night Watch tells the story, in reverse chronology, of various people in and around London during the Blitz. Their stories progress by going backwards in time, so that when we leave them they have it all to...

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The voice that thunders by

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and I enjoyed it a huge amount even if I wasn’t sure if I got everything that was going on. I will...

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The Far Country by

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of the money they earned has gone to pay off loans and debts, but now, for the first time the wool money...

The Ghost by Robert Harris

The Ghost by

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do some research, to rewrite Lang’s memories into a story. Enter our unnamed-narrator1. More used to celebrity biographies our narrator is keen...

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by

Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he has more than served his country, and now he has been sent to the island of Mancreu in preparation for his...

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The Copper Promise by

Gallo has grown bored of waiting for his companions, Wydrin aka The Copper Cat and Sebastian the ex Ynnsmouth knight, and so has decided to venture into the caverns beneath the Citadel without them. He’s certain he will find whatever treasure...

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

The Owl Service by

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s mother have recently married and in a way this is a sort of bonding session. The house is technically Alison’s, she...