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The Suitable Inheritor by Pushpendra Mehta

Pushpendra Mehta kindly sent me a copy of his debut novel, The Suitable Inheritor and asked me to review the book. I like and respect Pushpendra and am always a little wary about reviewing a book in these circumstances. I am always honest, even if the author is a friend or acquaintance. This sometimes causes problems! …

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Poems by Maya Angelou

It was my friend Maureen who introduced me to Maya Angelou’s poetry when she gave me a copy of her book, Poems, some years ago. I am surprised to see that I have not yet reviewed the book, because it is one of my constant companions.  Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil …

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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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The Divorce and Doom of Simon Pastor by Pete Deakon

I recently returned home from my high school reunion in Englewood, Colorado, USA. When I was at high school Englewood was distinct from Denver, now it is really just a suburb. When I got back, I was amused that the next book on my “to read” book was The Divorce and Doom of Simon Pastor …

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The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen

I have always enjoyed the novels by Tess Gerritsen that I have read so, when I saw The Killing Place for sale in my local library, I was pleased to buy it. I feel Gerritsen writes her crime novels with some authority, particularly in relation to the wounds and injuries she describes as she qualified …

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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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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I saw Of Mice and Men performed as a play many years ago when Lennie Small was played by Matthew Kelly, the English, Olivier-award winning actor. He was magnificent. I knew that I should read the book, but had never quite got round to it. So, when my mother gave me a copy of the book, …

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I’ve Got You Under by Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

I have not read many books by Mary Higgins Clark, but the ones I have read, I have really enjoyed. She is a bestselling American author of mystery and suspense books. My favourite genre! Mary Higgins Clark was born Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins on 24 December, 1927, in the Bronx, New York, USA, the second of three …

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Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen

I enjoy books by Tess Gerritsen.  I enjoy thrillers and mysteries so her topics are right up my street. Gerritsen has not always been an author. Although she longed to be a writer, her family had reservations about the sustainability of a writing career, prompting Gerritsen to choose a career in medicine. She was born in …

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How Do I Find A Good Book Editor? by guest author Gayle Gross

– Editing is a fine art. You want to choose someone with skill. – Relationship is important. You want someone you can relate to. – Experience with your topic and genre is crucial. – Someone who knows the current book market makes a difference. – A good editor is un-biased. Settling for one, two, or …

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