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Top Reviewer Ranking: 137 - Total Helpful Votes: 5054 of 5435
KIPLING Womens Iaka Purse Kipling
This set of three simple Kipling pouches is proving to be a lot more useful than I anticipated and also gives you the chance to build up a collection of interesting prints and colours if you are a Kipling fan, rather than purchasing a full-sized handbag!
The largest of this set of three is about the right size to keep the basic e-ink Kindle (without a case) and since I like to read my Kindle without a case on (to keep it nice and light), this works really well for me. You could also use the largest one as a pencil case or a make up bag. The middle sized bag is ideal for keeping ipod and earphones out of harms way, and I've used the small one to keep small jewellery items safe while… Read more
Hild by Nicola Griffith
Hild by Nicola Griffith
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We know a lot less about 7th century Britain than about other more popular choices of time period for writers of historical novels which many writers of fiction might find an intimidating prospect. Rather than finding this daunting, Nicola Griffiths has used this fact to use her imagination, combined with what we do know to create a fascinating world, which can at times feel alien with names of both people and places strange and language unfamiliar. St HIlda is a fascinating figure, most commonly associated with being abbess of Whitby abbey although in her younger days, Griffith has her as a sort of seer, and definitely in touch with the natural world. At a time when women were not… Read more
The Kill: (Maeve Kerrigan 5) by Jane Casey
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This is a welcome addition to a very strong police proedural series. The story begins with the murder of an off-duty police officer, with shots being heard by a naturalist and a companion out at night to spot badgers. Many of the MIT team were away at a wedding which gave the author the chance to remind us of their varied characters, but they are quickly recalled to launch a full-scale murder investigation. Maeve is a great character, and she and her DI, Derwent have some entertaining exchanges as they bicker although you get the impression there is an underlying respect between them. If you haven't read the others in this series, you may want to start elsewhere, although this isn't… Read more

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