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Bethel Manor by Beatrice Fishback

I am particularly fond of novels with stories of mysteries and atmosphere. Bethel Manor, by Beatrice Fishback is a novel published by Crooked Cat Books. It is the story of an inspirational romance. The action takes place during the Victorian era the engaging characters, wealthy Fredrick Shaw and his feisty daughter, Clare are the owners …

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The Book Lovers’ Companion with forward by Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver is an American journalist and author. She was born 18, May 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA and is best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005. So when I noticed that she had written the forward to The Book Lovers’ Companion, …

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A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly is an American writer of young-adult fiction best known for the historical novel, A Gathering Light  and originally published by Harcourt in 2003 in the USA under the title A Northern Light.  Bloomsbury published an edition in the UK within the calendar year, entitled A Gathering Light. Donnelly won the 2003 Carnegie Medal for the year’s outstanding book …

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Electric Brae: A Modern Romance by Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig is a Scottish author and poet who was born in Bannockburn, Scotland on 23 September 1951.  He grew up in Anstruther in Fife.  He attended The University of Edinburgh where he read Philosophy.   Greig is also a former Writing Fellow of Glasgow University.  He and his wife, the author Lesley Glaister now …

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March by Geraldine Brooke

Geraldine Brooks was born on 14 September 1955 in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in the suburbs of Ashfield where she attended Bethlehem College and the University of Sydney.  She worked as a reporter for The Morning Sydney Herald then won a Greg Shackleton Memorial Scholarship and moved to the USA to complete her Master’s …

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The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

The Welsh Girl was book of the month in by my book club.     Peter Ho Davies was born in Britain in 1966 to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies now makes his home in the USA.   He  is now on the faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Davies is a recipient of fellowships from …

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