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Take Me Home
Take Me Home
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book., 26 April 2015
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This is a fitting sequel to Watch Over Me, using some of the previous characters to fill out the story of Inary (what a lovely name), who has "the sight". The scenes of village life in Glen Avich are well-drawn & I felt very close to the action, so much so that I didn't want the story to end. Great book. Unputdownable. Recommended.


To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the politically correct., 25 April 2015
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This book is set in 1935, when common language and attitudes in the Deep South were very different to today. The politically correct will be offended, everyone else will be grateful we've moved on and people are just people, no matter what their colour. This classic story about one man's battle to save a black man from wrongful conviction, and the education of his children in the rights of others to live their life as they see fit, should be required reading in every school. Unputdownable. Recommended.


Summer with my Sister
Summer with my Sister
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3.0 out of 5 stars A pool book., 16 April 2015
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Not in the least demanding & a bit predictable, this is a great book to read by the pool. Would have had more stars without the Anglo-Saxon language - am I the only person who can do without the swearing? That said, undemanding & easy to read.


Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
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3.0 out of 5 stars Life & death at Pemberley., 15 April 2015
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I enjoyed this continuation of Pride & Prejudice, but would anyone read this who hadn't already read P&P? The constant recaps were annoying to say the least, & detracted from the pace of a plot which was already very leisurely - hence only 3 stars. Jane Austen is incomparable in my eyes, this is an imitation but not quite up to snuff. Sorry.


Any Way You Want Me
Any Way You Want Me
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me., 8 April 2015
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I usually like Lucy Diamond but I was left stone cold by this book. A boring tale of a boring woman's affair with a prat. End of.


Rome's Lost Son: VESPASIAN VI
Rome's Lost Son: VESPASIAN VI
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4.0 out of 5 stars More adventures of Vespasian., 6 April 2015
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I've been following Vespasian's fortunes since the beginning of this series & thoroughly enjoyed learning how he rose up through the ranks in Rome. However, I found this book, as he battled his way across the far eastern edges of the Empire, a bit confusing & muddled - hence the 4 stars. That's not to say I won't wait impatiently for the next instalment. Go Vespasian!


Birdsong
Birdsong
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. What a great book., 31 Mar. 2015
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This is compulsive reading. It conveys the fear, misery & despair of the Great War with little-known info about the claustrophobic tunnels in which men died in the tit-for-tat explosions far underground. The love story seems superfluous at first, but becomes clear later, tying up the loose ends in a most satisfactory way. Unputdownable. Recommended.


September
September
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4.0 out of 5 stars The days grow short., 25 Mar. 2015
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Another unputdownable book from Rosamund Pilcher. It's a lovely story, drawing you in until you feel part of the family, but her little peculiarities of writing tend to annoy after a while, hence only 4 stars. Perhaps I'll leave a long gap before I read any more of her books.


Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite a book!, 17 Mar. 2015
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If the author had resisted the urge to insert at least one expletive on every page this would have had five stars. The story is great, appealing to everyone's urge to sell up & move to a villa with a beautiful view in a sunny land, but the unnecessary language spoiled it for me. Shame.


The Sunbird
The Sunbird
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book., 15 Mar. 2015
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I have read this book many times, it's one of my favourites. The story is so interesting & the parallel stories switching between ancient & modern times are written in Wilbur Smith's inimitable style. Unputdownable. Recommended.


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