Blogs in January 1970

River of Destiny 1st January 1970

An Anglo Saxon burial ground that must not be disturbed. A Victorian tragedy of forbidden love. And an ancient curse whose power grows ever stronger… On the banks of the River Deben lies a set of barns dating back...

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The Discourtesy of Death 1st January 1970

An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood’s Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously...

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The Bookshop 1st January 1970

Penelope Fitzgerald’s wonderful Booker-nominated novel. This, Penelope Fitzgerald’s second novel, was her first to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is set in a small East Anglian coastal town, where Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local...

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The Sea House 1st January 1970

he architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life, despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann’s death in the village of Steerborough, a young woman, Lily, arrives...

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Death in Holy Orders 1st January 1970

With Death in Holy Orders, P. D. James makes a triumphant return to the genre for which she is best known – the classic English detective story. The story is set in an Anglican theological college on a desolate...

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