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Book Review – ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ by Sarah Vaughan

  THE BOOK ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ by Sarah Vaughan

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Book Review – ‘Strange Sight’ by Syd Moore

THE BOOK The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie Strange and Sam Stone can do their thing events turn… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Strange Sight’ by Syd Moore

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Clearing The Shelves – Book Review – ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

Every month I aim to read a book I’ve had over six months, in an attempt to clear my back log and to give some slightly older books a bit of attention. For November I read ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd. 1803. Sarah Grimke is the middle daughter. The one her mother… Continue reading Clearing The Shelves – Book Review – ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd

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Book Review – ‘Sweet Pea’ by CJ Skuse

THE BOOK Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list. From… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Sweet Pea’ by CJ Skuse

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Book Review – ‘The Fourteenth Letter’ by Claire Evans

  THE BOOK One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society. As she takes her fiancé’s hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and ends the poor girl’s life.… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Fourteenth Letter’ by Claire Evans

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Book Review – ‘The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club’ by Alex Bell

THE BOOK Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages . . . When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition can they cross the frozen wilderness… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club’ by Alex Bell

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Book Review – ‘Somebody At The Door’ by Raymond Postgate

THE BOOK In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6.12 from Euston, carrying £120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs. Inspector Holly draws up a list of Grayling’s fellow passengers: his distrusted… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Somebody At The Door’ by Raymond Postgate