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The Other Mothers

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Location: London

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Lead Review (Find Her First)

  • Book: Find Her First
  • Location: Edinburgh, Portobello
  • Author: Emma Christie

"3.75* Stef Campbell is signed off from work with stress. She is a paramedic and enjoys the creativity of art during..."

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Lead Review (Fowl Eulogies)

  • Book: Fowl Eulogies
  • Location: France
  • Author: Daria Chernysheva (Translator), Lucie Rico

"Paule has travelled to SW France to oversee to her deceased mother’s estate, which includes a chicken farm. She is seduced..."

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Complex characters, mystery and tension

  • Book: The Misper
  • Location: England, London
  • Author: Kate London

"The Misper, by Kate London, is the fourth book in a series that started with The Tower (dramatised by ITV), though..."

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Time Period

  • Book: Go As A River
  • Location: Colorado, Gunnison County, Paonia
  • Author: Shelley Read

"Loved the time period in this book, people going about their day during the depression working hard, but hating any outsider...."

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Lead Review (The Gospel According to the New World)

  • Book: The Gospel According to the New World
  • Location: Caribbean
  • Author: Maryse Condé

"The Gospel According to the New World is the latest work by reimagines the story of the Son of God but..."

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Lead Review (Whale)

  • Book: Whale
  • Location: South Korea
  • Author: Cheon Myeong-Kwan, Chi-Young Kim (Translator)

"Whale is a sweeping satire set in 1950s Korea at a moment in history when, thanks to the Korean War, South..."

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  • Book: When We Fall
  • Location: Australia
  • Author: Aoife Clifford

"3.75* Barrister Alex Tillerson is back in Merritt, tending to her mother, Denny, who is sliding into dementia. Often, when older..."

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The sea, the sea

  • Book: Plunge – One Woman’s Pursuit of a Life Less Ordinary
  • Location: Caribbean, The Bahamas, The South Seas, United States (USA)
  • Author: Liesbet Collaert

"I read this book recently having come across Liesbet via her blog. It’s a frankly written memoir which covers both a..."

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Lead Review (Ada’s Realm)

  • Book: Ada’s Realm
  • Location: Germany, Ghana, London
  • Author: Jon Cho-Polizzi (translator), Sharon Dodua Otoo

"3.75* This is a well written novel that examines the lives of women called Ada, One might suppose they are each..."

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  • Book: The Man In The Corduroy Suit
  • Location: London, Norfolk
  • Author: James Wolff

"The Man In The Corduroy Suit is a very different kind of spy thriller. It is much more human, and much..."

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