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Songs of Innocence by guest author Anne Coates

I am thrilled that Anne Coates has made time to visit my blog today. Anne’s fabulous new crime thriller Songs of Innocence was published just this week. Her novels are set in Southwark in one of my favourite world cities, London, England so it is a particular pleasure to have her here to discuss the …

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

I do not read a great many ghost stories, alhtough I did read and enjoy Kindred Spirits: The Royal Mile by Jennifer C. Wilson at the end of last year and that is reviewed here, https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/08/30/kindred-spirits-the-royal-mile-by-jennifer-c-wilson/ . I read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, because it was book of the month in my book …

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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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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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Payback Time by Geraint Anderson

Payback Time by Geraint Anderson is a compelling thriller from the bestselling author of Cityboy. He was born in Nottinghill, London, England to a Labour politician, Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea, Wales and his missionary wife, Dorothy. He then undertook a degree in history at Queen’s College, University of Cambridge and he followed this with an MA in Revolutions at Sussex University. …

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After the Interview by A. A. Abbott

After the Interview is the second novel by A A Abbott. Abbott is the pen name of English author Helen Blenkinsop. The author spent much of her working life in finance and big business. This background is evident throughout the story. The author was brought up in an industrial town that saw most of its …

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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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A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry

I chose this book in my local library, partly because it was short (!) and partly because I had never read anything by Anne Perry.  I did not have particularly high hopes for the book, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The central characters are Dominc Corde and his wife, Clarice.  Dominic is chosen by the …

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