Peter M. Hartley

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Not That Sort Of Girl by Mary Wesley
Not That Sort Of Girl by Mary Wesley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you, like me, are a fan of The Camomile Lawn, you will probably enjoy this book. There is, however, a great deal of common ground in the books. A great deal. They focus mainly on the same historical periods and the attitudes and activities of the central characters are almost carbon copies in many respects. Their circumstances are very similar and the lives depicted correspond closely. I found these similarities both rewarding and frustrating and even though I was in search of the Camomile experience again, I felt a little short-changed. There are events and emotional states that the author clearly needed to revisit.
The book is an entertaining read. It reveals how emotional and… Read more
The Secrets of Station X: How the Bletchley Park c&hellip by Michael Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The solution., 17 May 2013
This is an excellent book. It is authoritative, meticulous and detailed. The objective and informative core is liberally punctuated with a wide range of personal testimonies enabling a rich cross-section of first-hand accounts to put the cold facts into an endearingly human perspective. As well as getting a satisfying and logically assembled historic account, the reader is also rewarded with an impression of the people whose remarkable achievements in cracking and processing the secret codes was matched by their own supreme discretion regarding the nature and importance of their work. I was looking for a book that gave me a comprehensive account of the wartime activities at Bletchley… Read more
Jubilee (A DI Traynor Investigation Book 1) by M A Tierney
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth investigating, 5 April 2013
Firstly let me nail my colours to the incident room mast and state that crime fiction is not usually my genre of choice, but that being said, I enjoyed this book. M.A. Tierney is a natural storyteller, his characters are convincingly drawn, the locations and action are economically described, the cultural backdrop is efficiently depicted and there are moments of cutting social observation. In places it is satisfyingly witty, and there is a cool cutting edge to the narrative that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The plot sustained my interest and rewarded me with incidents that were genuinely surprising. Tierney is not afraid to incorporate public and private themes and does so… Read more