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Acts and Omissions by Catherine Fox
Acts and Omissions by Catherine Fox
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Acts and Omissions, 22 July 2014
High comedy and low tragedy - not to speak of low comedy and high tragedy as well as humour, irony, deliciously naughty happenings and characters who you will love to bits fill this book to bursting point. If 'Acts and Omissions' were a bar of chocolate it would be the most delicious bar of chocolate you have ever tasted in your life - and one you would want to taste again and again and again. Don't be put off by the fact that it is set in a cathedral close somewhere in England and features clerical characters of all ranks up to and including bishops as it is very far from being staid and boring or prudish or mealy mouthed.

You don't even have to be a member of the Church of… Read more
House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine
House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars House of Echoes, 21 July 2014
Joss inherits a house - Belheddon - completely out of the blue. The inheritance comes just at the right time when Luke, her husband, has lost his job and they need to find somewhere cheaper to live and where he can set up a new business. The house is very old and seems to have a bad reputation in the village but Luke and Joss and their small son Tom are determined t0 make the best of things and turn it into a family home.

What follows is a nightmare with Joss being aware of voices and what her son calls 'The Tin Man'. Things move of their own volition. Tom's cot is found on the opposite side of the room and family history shows that male children seem to meet untimely ends… Read more
Boarding House Reach by Peter Crawley
Boarding House Reach by Peter Crawley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Boarding House Reach, 20 July 2014
A group of characters all staying at The Reach a boarding house in the Norfolk town of Strand-Next-the-Sea. All have their own stories which we need to know in order to understand how they ended up at that particular boarding house at precisely that point in time. Stella - the owner is having problems over her accounts and her tax payments in which inadvertently she had managed to involve her handyman as well.

Phillip and Fiona are having some marital problems and Phoebe has fallen foul of the university authorities and needs to re-think her life. Then there's a footballer turned businessman and an elderly woman who is seeking someone she once had an affair with.

I… Read more

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