Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017

Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue

  ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue’s ‘The Wonder’ – inspired by numerous European and North American cases… Continue reading Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue

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Review – ‘Continental Crimes’ edited by Martin Edwards

THE BOOK A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris – belonging to the city’s chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riviera, leaving the carabinieri… Continue reading Review – ‘Continental Crimes’ edited by Martin Edwards

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Review – ‘The Original Ginny Moon’ by Benjamin Ludwig

THE BOOK   Everyone tells Ginny that she should feel happy. After years in foster care, fourteen year old Ginny is finally with parents who will love her. Yet despite finding her forever family, she knows she will never stop crafting her Big Secret Plan of Escape. Because something heart-breaking happened a long time ago… Continue reading Review – ‘The Original Ginny Moon’ by Benjamin Ludwig

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Review – ‘The Idea of You’ by Amanda Prowse

THE BOOK   With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect. But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve than Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah’s… Continue reading Review – ‘The Idea of You’ by Amanda Prowse

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Review – ‘The Incredible Crime’ by Lois Austen-Leigh

  THE BOOK   Prince’s College, Cambridge, is a peaceful and scholarly community, enlivened by Prudence Pinsent, the Master’s daughter. Spirited, beautiful, and thoroughly unconventional, Prudence is a remarkable young woman. One fine morning she sets out for Suffolk to join her cousin Lord Wellende for a few days’ hunting. On the way Prudence encounters… Continue reading Review – ‘The Incredible Crime’ by Lois Austen-Leigh

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Review – ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman

  The Book   Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant… Continue reading Review – ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman