Category Archives: Book Review

Elizabeth is Missing

My book club read Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey last month. It reminded me somewhat of Mark Haddon’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime. This time the protagonist is not an autistic teenager but an elderly woman … Continue reading

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And I Shall be Healed – Book Review

And I Shall be Healed by J L Dean Written in the first person, this an intensely moving and introspective narrative about a WWI chaplain. Leo hails from Singleton in Sussex. The village curate, and the son of an innkeeper … Continue reading

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Psychosis by Roger Bray

I am not a great fan of the crime genre but I do read them from time to time and I watch some on TV.  Not the Midsummer Murder type. I am more into Scandi Noir or Spiral from French … Continue reading

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Anglo Saxon Novels

Within the last year, I have read four novels set between 700 A.D. and 1066. Before that none that spring to mind. I’m not sure that I will become an aficionado of the genre but I have enjoyed each of … Continue reading

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On Canaan’s Side

I rarely read a book twice. I know I should but there are so many books, too many for one short lifetime. If my book club selects a book I have already read, I usually wing it. But this time, … Continue reading

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Historical Accuracy

There’s always such a lot of discussion on accuracy in historical novels. Readers will always find fault with some aspect even for respected best-selling authors. I recently listened to a very amusing talk by a well-known crime writer on letters … Continue reading

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Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar

I have been wanting to read this book for ages. It won the Debut Indie Book Award and I had read great things about it from an Australian Writer’s Blog I subscribe to. Well, the library did me proud. It … Continue reading

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