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CAULDSTANE by Linda Gillard
CAULDSTANE by Linda Gillard
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I love the way Linda Gillard writes. Her settings are always places I'd love to live in, and so wonderfully well drawn its as if I've stepped into the book and can see and smell and touch what I'm reading about. Her characters are also very real and always capture my interest from the first moment they are introduced.

Cauldstane has quite a different feel to Linda's previous novels, and the hairs prickled on the back of my neck as I read. But the elements that characterize her books are still there in spades: flawed but very lovable protagonists (ok not the ghost), absorbing dialogue and an irrepressible wry humour making me laugh (sometimes out loud) at even quite dark moments.
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Firebirdů, 20 Dec 2013
I've been a Susanna Kearsley fan for a long time & this latest didn't disappoint. Gripping from the first page, it was wonderful to revisit some favourite places and catch up with old friends. However I think I'd have enjoyed this book even if I hadn't read The Shadowy Horses, or Sophias Secret first as its a romping good adventure with new characters you can't help but fall in love with.
The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre
The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre
5.0 out of 5 stars A real favourite, 30 Jun 2011
I love this book and have re-read it several times, each time discovering some new entertainment in the twists and contortions of this wonderful plot. By turns this book is surreal, romantic, stomach-churningly awful, nail-bitingly suspensful and then when you least expect it, laugh-out-loud funny.

This is the second book in the Anqelique de Xavia set, following on from 'A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away' and laying down some plot lines for the later book 'A Snowball in Hell'. In this book the petite but punchy Anqelique is in recovery mode, coping with repercussions from a recent terrorist attack and looking for some R&R. What she gets instead is a bank heist, and that's just the… Read more