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The Last Witness by Denzil Meyrick
The Last Witness by Denzil Meyrick
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 5 Aug 2014
Read it to the end, but didn't much enjoy it. Didn't engage with the characters and found the strange phonetics of dialect really irritating.
Wednesday's Child (An Inspector Banks Mystery) by Peter Robinson
Excellent writing, as always, from Peter Robinson. Sympathetic characters, a clear understanding of how some people relate to authority and why we still need advocacy services for those who are intimidated by those whom they perceive to be in positions of power.
The Italian Chapel by Philip Paris
The Italian Chapel by Philip Paris
4.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting, 5 Aug 2014
Orkney is one of the very few places in my home country that I haven't visited, and I have always been intrigued by the story of the Italian Chapel.This novelised version of it really caught me up in the characters, Italian prisoners of war, British military and Orcadians and how their relationships developed over the time they spent together. It is a clear example of how working together on a daily basis, particularly in difficult circumstances, breeds mutual respect and understanding and can overcome barriers of race, creed and political affiliations. It speaks volumes about the human spirit and like other reviewers, I hope to get there someday and see for myself the skill and ingenuity… Read more