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The Island by Victoria Hislop

I picked up a copy of Victoria Hislop’s book, The Island, from a local book sale. I was pleased to secure it because I really enjoyed her book The Thread and reviewed it on this site: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/04/30/the-thread-by-victoria-hislop/. Both books tell tales from Hislop’s favourite country, Greece. Victoria Hislop won Newcomer of the Year at the 2007 British Book …

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Torment of Others by Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a Scottish author who read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, England.  She was accepted at 17, one of the youngest undergraduates they have ever taken on, and the first from a Scottish state school. It should therefore come as no surprise that she is an excellent writer.  This story was very well …

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