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The Mission Song by John le Carre

David John Moore Cornwell, using the pen name John le Carre, has written so many exciting books that when I found this one in my local library I picked it up without hesitation. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British Intelligence services MI5 and MI6, and began writing novels so his books have …

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Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

“Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way” This philosophy has allowed Sir Richard Branson, in little more than twenty-five years, to create many successful ventures. Richard Branson is a British business man. Richard Charles Nicholas Branson was born on July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England. His father, …

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The Observations by Jane Harris

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays.   She has written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies, but her first novel, “The Observations”, was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007 and the UK book store Waterstones, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future. She …

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Life Class by Pat Barker

Life Class by Pat Barker is a novel that sat on my book shelf for several years.  My Aunt and Uncle gave it to me one Christmas, but I only got around to reading it recently.  When I started it I was not sure that it was a book I would enjoy.  It is a …

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The Venus Conspiracy by Michael Cordy

When I read the back cover of this book I was not sure that I would like The Venus Conspracy. However, my husband and I were on holiday and I had finished the other two books I had taken with me.  So there I was, hundreds of miles from home in the Al Garve in …

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a British novelist and poet, although his best known novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was published in 2003 when it won the “Whitbread Book of the Year Award”, I only discovered it last month when my friend Aileen lent it to me. We had been discussing autism and …

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