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Love Peter May & Peter Forbes Reads It So Well!

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Reviewed: 26-05-20

I loved the Lewis trilogy and Coffin Road. This drew me on to The Enzo Stories!

The story begins in Paris.

Enzo Macleod is a Forensic expert.

He takes a bet that he can solve the seven most notorious French murders, armed with modern technology & the advances of science. Little does he realise, at the time of the bet, how much computer science will also help him to discover the killers of the first murder he tackles.

He begins his search in the catacombs below the city.

Will he be the next victim?

I Love Books And Bookshops!

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Reviewed: 24-05-20

Kate was struggling. Life hadn’t dealt fairly with her. In spite of this, she wasn’t bitter.

Kate dragged herself up from poverty, through her own hard work, personality, with a little help from friends and an unexpected source.

The setting of 1920’s London, with some mobility between rich & poor, but also with such a vast gap between them.

I love the fact that it was based on the true story of the Bermondsey Bookshop.

A Book Club Choice!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-05-20

This was not my usual choice of books. I was seriously worried when it was chosen, but I did enjoy it.

I found Eleanor fascinating & indeed as I began to look through her eyes, a lot of what she said made sense! It’s our lives that don’t!

I love the way that she learns how to live, but it is still her way!

I loved the interview with author Gail Honeyman and narrator Cathleen McCarron.

Loved It!

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Reviewed: 03-05-20

I love these books with their links to history & their spread across the world.

The characters were sympathetic.

The book began in an England of 1932. The beekeeper’s daughter knows her place.

Grace Hamblin is living on an estate where there is a proud connection between those of the aristocracy & their staff.

When Grace is left alone, she feels both mother & father at her side. She marries for love, but with thoughts, too, of another.

We find her next in Massachusetts, forty one years later. Her daughter Trixie is in love. However, her lover and Grace’s past are linked.

It is Trixie who puts the links together.

I Wouldn’t Have Chosen It, But I Enjoyed It.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-20


I wouldn’t have chosen it, but I enjoyed it!

Picked as a Book Club Read, I flinched as I saw it. But I stayed with it, took me five attempts to get past the first few pages & then I was in it, lapping it up!

Loved the chat at the end between the author and the reader!

A Return To Barbara Erskine

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Reviewed: 13-04-20

With my one literature group down with CLOVID, the ladies concerned cannot manage virtual meetings & my new one also with CLOVID, I decided to revert to a longer read.
Now the second group is virtual, so back to the texts of others.
I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I found it interesting though, it closes as if it were a reality.
The reader kept my interest, as did the book!

Reading For A Book Club!

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-03-20

I was reading this for a book club, or I think I would have given up - it was fighting Coronavirus Lock Down, but it just took forever. Rewinding as much attention drifted.

Topical Title.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-03-20

I felt that the narrator’s voice was a bit too well clipped. I liked the idea. I did find that things fell into place a little too easily.

During The Great War, Emily Bryce meets Robbie, who when he is healed, is off to the front line. He is a pilot from Australia & the two are drawn together.

Unlike the books description, have they read it, they do not marry although they plan to. He dies & she is pregnant.

Emily has volunteered as a land girl - has the person writing this resume, read the book!

The lady of the big house, agrees that they should pretend that Emily is married.

There is a section where she suddenly decides that she can make potions, of course they go wrong.

All in all, Emily has a good life despite her baby.

It could have been stronger & the person writing the brief description of the book, could have read it!

Oh To Get To The End & Then To Read Book Two!

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Reviewed: 18-03-20

Ordering murder online!

GCHQ agent Winter Is an extraordinarily modern spy! In 14 days she has to bring down the website of a e-criminal gang, before a teenager is tortured to death on a live feed!

Winter goes alone & undercover, pretending to be a paid assassin!

She knew she had to get to the multimillionaire male head of the gang!

Well read!

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Absolutely Brilliant Cast!

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Reviewed: 25-02-20

This Is a wonderful, coming-of-age story!

David Copperfield's life story bears many comparison’s to Dicken’s own.

David Copperfield, has the most amazing number of acquaintances, friends & enemies!

There are many wonderful characters woven into this tale. There are also those that you wouldn’t want to come across, as a small boy, or young man.

The brilliant cast, doesn’t have a weak link!

Enjoy!