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Review – ‘The Himalayan Summer’ by Louise Brown

  THE BOOK Ellie arrives in Darjeeling with her British husband, en route to Kathmandu. They have ten-month-old, golden-haired twins, and despite appearing to be a happy family, Ellie’s relationship with the overbearing, philandering Francis is disintegrating. At a cocktail party, Ellie meets Hugh Douglas, a maverick explorer and botanist. Despite the rumours surrounding Hugh,… Continue reading Review – ‘The Himalayan Summer’ by Louise Brown

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Review – ‘A Talent For Murder’ by Andrew Wilson

  THE BOOK Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush… Continue reading Review – ‘A Talent For Murder’ by Andrew Wilson

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Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello

THE BOOK 1978, Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted… Continue reading Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello

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