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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

I have read several books by Bill Bryson, Made in America is reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/04/05/made-in-america-by-bill-bryson/. So, when I noticed his new novel The Road to Little Dribbling was out, I made a point of purchasing it. This book is a follow-up to Bryson’s book Notes from a Small Island, which I enjoyed. The Road to …

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Never Saw It Coming by Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is one of my favourite authors. Ever since my daughter introduced me to his novel, No Time For Goodbye, while we were on holiday in Majorca, Spain, some years ago, I have read his books with excitement. Indeed, No Time for Goodbye, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and great international success. The …

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Shroud for a Nightingale by P D James

Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, is an English crime writer and a life  peer in the House of Lords, UK.  She was born on 3 August 1920 and died 27 November 2014.  Shroud for a Nightingale is a book my mother gave me many years …

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Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie, queen of crime writing, was the first crime novelist whose work of this kind I read.  It remains my favourite genre.  Her style of plotting is one that I like too. Peril At End House was one book in a set given to me by my mother as a Christmas present. It involves Christie’s …

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Second Chance by Jane Green

Jane Green is the author of fourteen New York Times best selling novels, dealing with real women and all the things life throws at them, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth.  A former feature writer for the Daily Express newspaper in the UK, Green took a leap in faith when she left, in 1996, …

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

This novel, Half of a Yellow Sun by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche,  is unusual but the reason for the book’s popularity becomes apparent within a few pages of reading: it is extremely good. It is set in Nigeria, Africa during the 1960’s and deals with the troubled period around the time of the …

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