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The Thread by Victoria Hislop

I have been suffering from breast cancer and am unable to enjoy many of my usual hobbies, so I have been reading even more than usual. With that in mind, my friend Jill gave me The Thread by Victoria Hislop. She had really enjoyed it and so passed it on. I had never read any …

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The Good Plain Cook by Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts is a relatively new author who was born in Oxford, England. She grew up in nearby Abingdon and was educated at Jesus College, Oxford University and now lives in Brighton. Her first novel The Pools was published in 2007 and won a Jerwood/Arvon Young Writers’ Award. This, her second novel, The Good Plain Cook, published in 2008, was serialized …

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An Act of Treachery by Ann Widdecombe

Ann Noreen Widdecombe DSG was born in Bath, England, on 4 October, 1947. DSG is The Order of St. Gregory the Great: one of the five Orders of Knighthood of the Holy See.  This special honour is bestowed on Roman Catholic men and women as a result of their personal service to the Roman Catholic …

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