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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

I was given The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley as a birthday gift. I was pleased to receive it because I had heard lots of good things about it. I had not read anything by this author before, so I was intrigued. The Blurb n a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old …

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Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters by Nancy Pelosi

My daughter gave me Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters as part of my Christmas present and I am delighted to have read it. Nancy Pelosi is one of the most powerful women in the world and to hear her story is inspirational. The Blurb “Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the …

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Inside Voices by Sarah Davis

Some first novels feel like debut works and when Inside Voices by Sarah Davis was recommended to me, I approached it on that basis. I did the author and the book a disservice. Throughout Inside Voices Davis makes her own voice as an author crystal clear. It is a triumph of a novel, not just …

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Killing the Story by Joan Livingston

I have enjoyed each of the novels by Joan Livingston that I have read and Killing the Story, the fourth in her Isabel Long series of crime mysteries is no exception. The Blurb An accidental death that was no accident… For the record, Estelle Crane, the gutsy editor of The Observer newspaper, died after a …

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Who Cut Up The Moon by Lynne Hallett

I recently bought Who Cut Up The Moon written by Lynne Hallett and illustrated by  Roz Wolseley-Charles. The book was a gift for my little granddaughter who is only two years old, it looked like it might be a little advanced for her but it was cute and I thought she would grow into it. …

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The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

This was the first book I had read by the distinguished mystery writer, Josephine Tey. Her work had been recommended to me over the years and I finally got around to reading her first mystery, The Man in the Queue. It was my introduction to her detective inspector Alan Grant and I must say I liked …

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One Way Out by A A Dhand

One Way Out is the fourth book by Bradford author, Amit Dhand featuring his controversial cop, Harry Virdee. While each of the crime stories in the books work perfectly well as stand-alones, the personal story of Harry and his family weaves its way relentlessly through the books in chronological order. Each of Dhand’s books is …

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Tripping the Light Fantastic by Allison Symes

At long last, the second collection of Flash Fiction by Allison Symes is available now. I thoroughly enjoyed the clever twists in the tiny stories told by Symes in her debut book, From Light to Dark and Back Again. That book was a joy to read and inspired many young writers to try their hand …

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Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah

I was thrilled to meet psychological thriller writer Sophie Hannah at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year. I bought a book for my sister and Hurting Distance for me. It has taken an international pandemic and lockdown for me to get my TBR pile down far enough to get to this excellent novel. Hurting Distance …

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Emma by Jane Austen

I had not read Emma by Jane Austen for many years, but some books, albeit only a few, are worth revisiting. Although the novel was first published in 1816 it is still reflective of people, their attitudes and actions. Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes …

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