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Book Club Reads #4 – English Passengers


The January 2017 Book Club read was English  Passengers by Matthew Kneale, a book I would never had chosen to pick up for a multitude of reasons. English Passengers is a historical fiction novel set around the 1850s and the British ‘settling’ of Tasmania. The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson is determined to prove that the Garden… Continue reading Book Club Reads #4 – English Passengers

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Book Club Reads #3 – The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ


December’s Book Club read was The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman which is a book that had actually been sat unopened on my shelf for quite some time. Described on the blurb as ‘…one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years’ – the story is a… Continue reading Book Club Reads #3 – The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ

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Book Club Reads #1 – The Book Thief


Last month saw the first meeting of a brand shiny new book club. It started off the back of the ‘Smut Party’ writing club that we did a while back – we decided we enjoyed getting together and being nerdy but writing isn’t something all of us do regularly, unlike reading. The book we read… Continue reading Book Club Reads #1 – The Book Thief

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The Settling Earth ~ Book Review


The Settling Earth by Rebecca Burns & Shelly Davies Illustrated by: N/A Series: N/A Published: Odyssey Books, December 2014 Edition: Kindle Print Length: 128 pages Narrated By: N/A Genre: Short Story, Historical Fiction, New Zealand Fiction Where Did I Get It? I kindly received a copy from the authors in return for an honest review.… Continue reading The Settling Earth ~ Book Review

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Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘B’ is for…


‘B’ is for ‘Burial Rites’ ~ I have rarely come across books written in such a way that I am so completely lost in them – I could hear, smell, taste and see everything she described throughout the book and I found myself almost feeling homesick after it was finished because I felt I had been there for the duration of the story.

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Talus & The Frozen King by Graham Edwards ~ A Review


Talus & The Frozen King by Graham Edwards Illustrated by: N/A Series: Talus, #1 Published: Solaris, March 2014 Edition: Paperback Narrated By: N/A Length: 280 pages Genre: Crime, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Where Did I Get It? Kindly received from Solaris for review. Summary (from the book blurb): Meet Talus-the world’s first detective. A dead warrior… Continue reading Talus & The Frozen King by Graham Edwards ~ A Review

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent ~ A Review


Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Illustrated by: N/A Series: N/A Published: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd, August 2013 Edition: Audiobook Narrated By: Morven Christie Length: 12hours 2minutes Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Adult Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery Thriller Where Did I Get It? Downloaded from Audible.com Summary (from Goodreads): A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story:… Continue reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent ~ A Review