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The Good Life by Martina Cole

Martina Cole is an English author who was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels set in London’s gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina’s novels stand at over eight million …

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The Resurrectionist by James Bradley

James Bradley hales from Adelaide, Australia.  He is the author of three novels. This one, The Resurrectionist explores the murky world of underground anatomists in Victorian England.  He has also written a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and edited The Penguin Book of the Ocean and Blur, a collection of stories by young Australian writers.  Bradley also writes and reviews for …

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The Genesis Secret by Tom Knox

Tom Knox is the pseudonym of British writer and journalist Sean Thomas. Born in Devon, England in 1963, he studied Philosophy at University College London.  I had never read any of his books but found this one for sale in my library and picked it up to read on holiday.  I am glad I did. …

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Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay

Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, driven, stubborn.   Bearing in mind his turbulent private life I find it funny when he gives conciliatory family advice on his Kitchen Nightmares television program.  However, this is his own story.  In this bestselling autobiography, Humble Pie, Ramsay tells his life story starting long …

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The Islamist by Ed Husain

“The Islamist: Why I joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I saw inside and Why I Left”  by Ed Husain is a fascinating story which gave me insight into the methods and mindset of cults and extremist groups of all kinds, but particularly Muslim extremists. In addition, as I am not Muslim I found the array …

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In the Dark by Mark Billingham

I have always enjoyed detective novels, mysteries and crime thrillers.  Mark Billingham is an English crime novelist and stand up comedian. If you ever have an opportunity to hear him speak, take it. I first read a Mark Billingham novel when I was studying creative writing in Stirling, Scotland.  One of the books I read …

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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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