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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Frog Music was written by Emma Donoghue who had written one of my favourite books Room, so when Frog Music was published, I immediately added it to my list of books to read. Room is reveiwed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2014/02/28/room-by-erica-donoghue/. Donoghue is a very successful author, having earned her living as a writer since the age …

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Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Almost against my better judgement, I have read quite a few books by Jeffery Archer, an English, novelist whose books are sold all over the world. It has often been said that Jeffrey Archer’s own story would make an international bestseller. He was born in London, brought up in Somerset, the son of a printer, and …

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I first remember hearing the story of Jane Eyre of Charlotte Bronte when my mother read it to me when I was very young. I also remember the thrill of reading it myself when I was a teenager. That was all a long time ago but when I saw Jane Eyre on my book shelf, …

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The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham

I like the English novelist Mark Philip David Billingham and I enjoy his books so when my daughter gave me The Burning Girl for Christmas, I was delighted. He was born and brought up in Birmingham, England and worked for some years as an actor, TV writer and stand-up comedian before his first crime novel, Sleepyhead, was published in …

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How To Get Your Book Into A Library by guest author Kevin Morris

I am fortunate to live within 10-15 minutes walking distance of Upper Norwood’s Joint Library, 41 Westow Hill, London, England, SE19 1TJ the oldest and, I believe the only independent institution of its kind. In search of ways to get my book, Dalliance: A Collection of Poetry and Prose into the hands of more readers I …

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A Storm In A Teacup by Lucy Cavendish

I did not realise this was the third book of a trilogy when I picked it up at my local library. It is about Samantha Smythe,  mother of four children, happily in a second marriage to John, but she resents the amount of time he spends at work. She stays at home looking after the children and living …

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The Naming of Eliza Quinn by Carol Birch

Carol Birch is a British novelist who was born in 1951 and attended Keele University, England. She currently lives in Lancaster, England with her family.She is the author of eleven novels and won the 1988 David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year for Life in the Palace, However, The Naming of Eliza Quinn was …

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The Logic of Life by Tim Harford

Tim Harford is an English economist and journalist.  He was born in England in 1973 and now resides in London. He writes economics books and a column in the Financial Times,  He was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School, Berkshire and then at Brasenose College, Oxford where he got his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and his Masters degree in Economics. …

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Belonging by Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin is an author who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on  January 1, 1949.  He had various jobs, including a lyricist with a pop band, a barnacle scraper on Thames barges in London, England, a footman attending embassies and country houses, and a male model before he turned his talents to writing.   His most recent …

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The Genesis Secret by Tom Knox

Tom Knox is the pseudonym of British writer and journalist Sean Thomas. Born in Devon, England in 1963, he studied Philosophy at University College London.  I had never read any of his books but found this one for sale in my library and picked it up to read on holiday.  I am glad I did. …

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