C. Bannister

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I love reading and have done since being a small child. I have regularly reviewed books for 3 + years and enjoying sharing my opinions with others. I especially love recommending a good book and hearing that the recipient has appreciated it too.

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The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Happy Family?, 10 July 2014
What would you think if you heard that a couple went on holiday with the man’s previous two ex-wives and five children age-range five to twenty-three, and everyone was happy? My initial reaction was ‘that’s a bit odd,’ but then I reflected on the rest of the blurb…

In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they’d all been one big happy family.
But before long Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life.
Because everyone has secrets.
And secrets have consequences.
Some of which can be… Read more
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victo&hellip by James Ruddick
Poison was a familiar murder weapon in Victorian England with many a tale abounding of arsenic used to gain a fortune, do away with a rival or an inconvenient spouse.

In this book James Ruddick believes he has uncovered the real truth of the perpetrator of Charles Bravo’s death by poison in 1876. Charles Bravo was a rich man who suffered an agonising death spread over three days. Poison was the culprit and the inquest into his death lasted a lengthy five weeks with journalists sending stories to all corners of England’s vast empire, but no-one was ever convicted of his murder, the problem was there were just too many suspects.

This is a fascinating portrait of the… Read more
Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson
Spilt Milk by Amanda Hodgkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Secrets, 8 July 2014
22 Britannia Road, the debut novel by this author, has been languishing on my wishlist for years, so I was delighted to win a Goodreads giveaway for Spilt Milk, Amanda Hodgkinson’s next novel.

Spilt Milk starts in 1913 with three sisters living in an isolated cottage next to the Little River in Suffolk, England. Rose the eldest has brought up her younger two sisters, Nellie and Vivian in impoverished conditions and her dearest wish is that the three of them lived together safe from the frightening stories she reads in the local gazette. Working on the nearby farm Rose and Nellie bring in the pennies while Vivian looks after the home and the days are tracked by the changing… Read more

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