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Latest Reviews

Waiting for Dilly

  • Book: Night Boat to Tangier
  • Location: Algeciras, Ireland
  • Author: Kevin Barry

"October 2018. Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, two fading Irish drug-running gangsters, are waiting at the port of Algeciras…. ‘The Irishmen..."

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Great armchair adventure

  • Book: Into the Jungle
  • Location: Cochabamba
  • Author: Erica Ferencik

"Oh how I wish there were more writers like Erica Ferencik out there! Fast paced and addictive adventure & survival thrillers..."

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Gorgeous book set in Peking and Japan

  • Book: The Ginger Tree
  • Location: Beijing (Peking), Tokyo
  • Author: Oswald Wynd

"This is a beautifully written book and extremely descriptive of what life must have been like for a Western woman living..."

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  • Book: The Perfect Wife
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Author: J P Delaney

"I have to be honest that I had swerved this title on several occasions because it sounded like it just wouldn’t..."

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  • Book: The Girl Who Lived Twice
  • Location: Stockholm, The Himalayas
  • Author: David Lagercrantz

"The Girl Who Lived Twice is the sixth book in the acclaimed Millennium thriller series featuring Lisbeth Salander, ‘the girl with the..."

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  • Book: Madeleine
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Euan Cameron

"Will Latymer, violinist, knows nothing about his family history because no one spoke about it.  His father, now deceased, resolutely refused..."

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Beautifully evocative book.

  • Book: Circumstance
  • Location: Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Author: Rosie Milne

"This genre of book is quickly becoming one of my favourites to read. Books set in faraway colonial lands are generally..."

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Scary, harrowing, very well written and impossible to put down!

  • Book: Block 46
  • Location: Falkenberg, Hampstead, London
  • Author: Johana Gustawsson

"This book is absolutely not the kind of book I would usually read – the knife slitting through the front cover..."

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rivalry between artists

  • Book: Painted Ladies
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Lynn Bushell

"This historical fiction novel is about the relationships between artist Pierre Bonnard, his muse and long-time companion Marthe, and a new..."

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  • Book: Take Nothing With You
  • Location: Bristol, Weston-super-Mare
  • Author: Patrick Gale

"This is the story of Eustace (what an excellent and choice name for this beguiling and delightful lead character). The story..."

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