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A Matter of Degree [Kindle Edition]

Beckie Henderson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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What the reviews say:

"light and witty", "beautifully described" - Miranda Stork Reviews

"This book had me laughing, crying and eager to read more." - Lisa Wood Reviews

"a relaxing and enjoyable read" - Indie E-books


Like a bit of romance? Like a bit of mystery? Then "A Matter of Degree" is for you!

When Katherine Valletta starts her new job at Deerhampton University, it’s clear that this is no normal workplace. Why has someone left an anonymous letter on her desk? Who is the arrogant woman who almost runs her down in that flashy sports car? And, most importantly, what is the story behind the handsome man whose arms she falls into on her way home?

As Katherine attempts to unravel these puzzles, her confidence and her self-knowledge grow, along with her relationships. She builds an unlikely friendship with Diana Woolf, Deerhampton’s tough new Professor of History. Fred Morris, the Admissions Tutor with a penchant for gaudy ties and knitted tank tops, seems like a useful ally. While in the midst of all the mayhem, Maddie Rose is a voice of reason, supporting her colleague Katherine all the way.

And in the background hovers sultry Biology Lecturer Chris Burberry. The more Katherine sees him, the more she likes him. But what does he want? What’s in his past? In fact, what does Katherine really know about him at all?

This witty, light-hearted novel is a great holiday read. Written in bite-sized chunks, it is also ideal for devouring on the move—while travelling to work, or when waiting for your kids to finish their swimming/piano/karate lessons, for example...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 301 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007MTQGPA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #368,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I combine working as a university research manager with running my own writing and editorial business and raising my family. It's a very busy lifestyle, but I really enjoy the variety of experience that it gives me.

Over the years I've had all kinds of non-fiction published (a book, academic papers and magazine articles), as well as ghost writing two other books. Now I'm concentrating on fiction. I've published two novels to date: "A Matter of Degree" and "Travels on a Greyhound Bus". I'm currently working on a third. I've also recently started writing short stories and flash fiction.

Academically speaking, I hold a PhD and an MA Honours in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, York.

When I'm not working or spending time with my family, I really enjoy doing yoga (I've been practising for well over 20 years now, so am very flexible!) and swimming lengths at my local pool.

To find out more about me, please visit my website: www.beckiehenderson.me.uk, read my blog: www.workingmum.me.uk, or follow me on Twitter: @BeckieHenderson.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light-hearted fun 14 Jun. 2012
By ditz68
Format:Kindle Edition
The heroine (or character) of this piece is Katherine Valletta, an Administrator who's just started work at Deerhampton University. In the style of what I would class `chick-lit' there's a broad mix of romance, mystery, humour and suspense. It's clear that the author has experience in the University setting - I found the description of the balance between academics/admin/students and broad swathes of incompetence from all sides as rather apt.

Overall this novel was a relaxing and enjoyable read (I, for example finished it during a particularly stressful weekend). If you check the blurb for this book on Amazon you have the line:

"This witty, light-hearted novel is a great holiday read. Written in bite-sized chunks, it is also ideal for devouring on the move--while travelling to work, or when waiting for your kids to finish their swimming/piano/karate lessons, for example... "

and you know what? I couldn't agree more.

Full review at [...]
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok Read 17 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an ok read. Found it hard to get into. Once I did story was quite good. Characters were also ok. Not a book I would recommend though!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Intriguing Read! 2 Feb. 2014
By Lynn Worton TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a wonderful romantic mystery that kept me hooked from the first page!

Katherine Valletta is a wonderful character. She is a smart and capable woman, who is starting her new job as Head of Administration at Deerhamption University in England. I liked her character a lot, but felt that she was not a strong enough character for the lead.

Diana Woolf had a stronger personality and basically took over the story. I didn't like her at first, but as the story continued, I grew to like this shrewd and forceful person.

I started to read this story and was quickly intrigued with the plot and the characters. I really did enjoy it! The story is told from four points of view: Katherine's, Diana's, Chris's and a fourth mystery person that kept things interesting. However, I felt that the mystery and suspense was a bit thin, and I guessed at the culprit long before they were revealed. But, there were a few twists that had me doubting my first instinctive guess. I'm glad my deductive reasoning was correct though, in the end!
The romance aspect between Katherine and Chris was not as passionate as I thought it could have been, but it was sweet and endearing. This book felt more like a Chic Lit novella rather than a mystery/romance, but it is a quick light read that one could pick up when travelling to work on public transport or whilst on holiday.

Beckie Henderson has written a wonderfully sweet romance. Her writing style is not particularly fast paced, but it flowed wonderfully. I would definitely read more of her books in the future.

I recommend this book if you love Chic Lit or Romance genres. - Lynn Worton
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but plot not too exciting 26 July 2013
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It was ok, but felt the beginning development of the characters promised more plot than was delivered. Even the 'baddie' was a little tame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written, entertaining book 23 Sept. 2012
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An easy read which gives us a bubbling romance, nasty office politics and an insight into the world of university administration. Very well written and believable characters - a very entertaining read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and easy reading 31 Aug. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A light read with a hint of mystery and Romance ideal for a holiday read or just to be transported away from whatever you are doing in your daily life.

The characters were believable and engaging Katherine was smart, witty and in control although not as in control as Diana although like most women she too as a vulnerable side. I enjoyed the friendship between these two women and would have liked to have seen more

Chris was instantly likeable and I loved the romance between him and Katherine.
I loved the who done it story line, I was kept guessing until the reveal although I had a couple of culprits in mind.

This book had me, laughing, crying and eager to read more.
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