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The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden
The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking read!, 7 Feb 2014
Jenny Barden's eye for historical detail is fantastic. From the Tudor court of Queen Elizabeth to the swell of the ocean and the life of settlers in Virginia in the New World, the author skilfully creates a sense of place and high drama. I almost felt nauseous as I swayed around on the gunwale with the heroine, Emme! There is much to love about this book which is both an epic adventure and a tender love story. A pacy, authentic account of a remarkable period in history, populated by some extraordinary individuals.
Any Dream Will Do by Maria Duffy
Any Dream Will Do by Maria Duffy
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Sometimes, a novel comes along which is timed perfectly to tap into modern culture. Maria Duffy's debut novel `Any Dream Will Do' is one such novel, exploring our obsession with social media and how we can sometimes be fooled by what we are seeing on those screens in front of us.

The novel is told through the honest, witty voice of single thirty-year-old Jenny Breslin. With an emotionally distant/deranged mother (who acts more like a teenage rebel than a mother), a boring bank job, an awful boss, a lacking love-life and friends who seem to be living the perfect family life, Jenny turns to Twitter for company, where she establishes stronger friendships and a better social life… Read more