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Blackadder
Blackadder
by John Keir Cross
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Blackadder goes forth, 13 April 2015
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Book arrived on time and as described. Delighted with it.


Paris in Love
Paris in Love
by Eloisa James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Paris in Love, 4 April 2015
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Arrived on time and as specified.


The Emerald Comb
The Emerald Comb
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4.0 out of 5 stars Family secrets, 19 Mar. 2015
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Gorgeous cover! Katie’s tracing her family tree has been just a hobby – but then she and her husband are able to buy a house that belonged to her family two hundred years ago, and she becomes almost obsessed with her research further into the past. As the story moves between the 21st and 19th centuries the reader can piece together the family’s dark secrets.
Quite often in a novel with a dual narrative one strand is more interesting than the other – not so here; each was equally compelling. A great read.


In The Shadow Of The Hill
In The Shadow Of The Hill
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4.0 out of 5 stars Move over Rebus et al, 20 Jan. 2015
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Tartan noir has moved north and west, to Inverness and the Isle of Harris. In the Shadow of the Hill has got everything – terrific plot, good characters, great of places (urban and remote) and some heart-thumping moments, the kind that make you wish you weren’t still reading when everyone else is asleep and the house is dark … but you can’t help turning the page. And it has a mind-boggling twist , so mind-boggling that I had to put my Kindle down for five minutes and try to grasp it. I was a little disappointed right at the end when the point of view shifted (will say no more so as not to spoil) but I hope we’ll hear lots more of Joe and his colleagues.


No Time Like Now
No Time Like Now
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romantic suspense, 12 Dec. 2014
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Mary Stewart was the doyenne of romantic suspense writing with her 1940s and 50s novels set in locations most British people would not have visited at that time. The novelist writing contemporary romantic suspense must have a harder task because people travel more now, or know places through film and television, and modern communications make isolated jeopardy less likely (which is good news in real life of course!). But No Time Like Now is a credibly suspenseful story set in rural Marjorca. Scottish protagonist Megan’s past catches up with her when a party of geologists arrives in the hostel she works in, and she is put in danger when she finds a body on the beach. Good story and great sense of place.


Maximum Exposure (The Heartlands Series Book 3)
Maximum Exposure (The Heartlands Series Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the Heartlands, 28 Oct. 2014
This is the third in the Heartlands series of novels – all set around the town of Hailesbank in East Lothian, south of Edinburgh. Maximum Exposure’s heroine Daisy Irvine is a photographer with The Hailesbank Herald (I do like a story based around a newspaper). Her amusing scatterbrained behaviour belies a difficult family background, professionalism and ambition in her work, and her despair at breaking up with the love of her life. Surrounded by a great cast of colleagues and friends including her childhood pal Ben, Daisy realises it’s time to grow up. Look forward to the next title in this series.


Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn - A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods & the Water and The Broken Road
Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn - A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods & the Water and The Broken Road
by Nick Hunt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars In Nick Hunt's footsteps, 15 Sept. 2014
One of the many joys of reading is that you can accomplish amazing things vicariously, and Nick Hunt’s walk through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey is one of those. His beautifully written (‘the sky ridiculous with stars’) account of following in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor is a joy.


What the Future Holds
What the Future Holds
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful island setting, 21 July 2014
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Sandy and Amy are in a Romeo and Juliet situation, caught in the middle of a long-standing family feud – not in Verona though but on the beautiful Isle of Mull off Scotland’s west coast. Not only that but a building development apparently approved by Sandy will spoil the island and Amy’s view of Iona. Amy remembers the kiss she and Sandy shared when they were teenagers but now there’s Amy’s partner Matt in the picture … an enjoyable novel with a great sense of place.


Loving Susie
Loving Susie

4.0 out of 5 stars Fans of Elizabeth Buchan will love this., 2 July 2014
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Is this the first novel about a female MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament)? I don’t think I’ve heard of another one – and Jenny Harper is well qualified to write it. Susie Wallace, formerly an actress and now a MSP, finds out that her husband has been keeping a big secret from her for 30 years. Its revelation impacts not only on Susie but also on her grown-up children Mannie (Margaret-Anne) and Jon. Fans of Elizabeth Buchan will love this.


Lucy
Lucy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sister of Rufus, 6 May 2014
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Bought this after seeing her as support act to Rufus Wainwright. Brilliant voice and great lyrics. 'Accident & emergency' is my favourite song on here.


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