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The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable, 13 Aug 2014
Based in the present and past (wartime battle of Britain) a story of family; love and hate; star crossed lovers and ghosts.
In the present, gallery owner Lucy is researching facts for a biography on war time artist Evelyn Lucas. Very little is known about her, but someone or something is conspiring to prevent her discovering any information.

I did not dislike anything about this book. The chapters moving from past to present were seamless and events unfolded at a fairly good pace.
Barbara Erskine has delivered another great read.
Quid Est Veritas: The Tynemouth Werewolves by Martin Clephane
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting Read, 31 July 2014
Werewolves...fact or fiction? A story that has it all. Mythology, faith, crime, and good characterisation. It kept me guessing until the very end.
Is there an explanation for the horrendous killings in Tynemouth? Police, a psychological profiler and forensics, using scientifically proven methods...all are sure they have the answer. But does it go deeper than that?
Two Catholic Priests have differing opinions. Is there a solution?

As a lapsed Catholic myself, I was interested in some of the biblical explanations put forward by the scientifically minded Catholic Priest. If I had had a priest like that when I was younger I would not be lapsed!
The author has… Read more
As all parents know, potty training can be a good lesson for them in patience. Each step can be difficult. Letting go of nappies and having to train their little minds to wee not just anywhere, but on a potty! This little caterpillar sticker certainly went a long way to help, with a mixture of bribery and huge displays of celebration from all adults involved.
The look on my granddaughter's face when the caterpillar appears is wonderful to behold. At first we had to pour warm water on the black spot to show the picture was there. From there her mother had to pretend to wee herself to show what had to be done to get the picture to appear.It is still not easy, but each time is getting a… Read more

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