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When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig

When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig was the most recent book set for our local book group. It is a social and political history of the town of Clydebank, the city of Glasgow and their surrounding areas. The author covers a wide expanse of Clydeside’s social history from the end of the nineteenth …

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Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester

The most recent book to be read in my book group was Frangrant Harbour by John Lanchester. It was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. John Lanchester is the author of four novels and three books of non-fiction. He was born in Germany and moved to Hong Kong. He studied in UK. He is a …

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The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis was born and raised in Liverpool, England.  She studied drama in Manchester then worked as a teacher, and in accountancy before her writing achieved success when she won the North West Playwrights Competition.  However, crime and mystery stories have always fascinated her, as has medieval history so she tries to bring these elements into her books. She is …

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zapon

This is a masterpiece! My friend Leah gave me The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zapon.  She had just finished reading it and thought I would enjoy it, so she passed it on. Let me just say it was the best gift I’ve had in years. The Shadow of the Wind is one of my …

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