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The Lifeboat
3.21
If you read this book, remember to breathe. Several times my eye zipped all the way down to the end of a chapter, or jumped back over several details...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
The Dynamite Room
3.55
Suffolk, July 1940 . . . In terms of choosing a place and time to set his debut novel, Jason Hewitt is off to a scintillating start. Suffolk is a coun...more
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Jan 31, 2014
 
The English Monster
3.57
Lloyd Shepherd’s debut, The English Monster, begins with a puzzle: six pirates are hanged from the gallows by a river; five of them are dead, but one...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: A Memoir
3.54
During his book talk at Norwich Playhouse on Saturday 10 May 2014, Ray Davies says, ‘I didn’t use a ghostwriter, I could have done.’ This isn’t news t...more
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May 19, 2014
 
The Emperor of Paris
3.62
One of the most resonant phrases ever written is, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone’ (Matthew 4:4). To me this means there is nourishment other than...more
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Jan 31, 2014
 
Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra
3.12
On page 67 of Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra, Peter Stothard acknowledges what the reader knew some 60 pages earlier. ‘This is becoming a bo...more
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Jul 09, 2014
 
Rook
3.69
Rook is a novel about a community with buried secrets, figuratively and literally. In it, Jane Rusbridge (author of The Devil’s Music) has woven toget...more
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Aug 12, 2012
 
Dead Men
3.78
This intriguing novel uses as its starting point Captain Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition of 1910-13. Scott led a team of British explorers to t...more
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Mar 22, 2012
 
The Things We Never Said
3.72
This is a novel about mental health, memory and how the fabric of families can potentially unravel – all rich subjects for fiction – and Susan Elliot...more
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May 24, 2013
 
Petite Mort
3.66
I’ve recently learned that there’s a single sentence which, when used, compels me to read a book better than any other sales pitch, incantation or bri...more
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Mar 06, 2013
 
The Sea Change
3.36
In her debut novel, The Sea Change, Joanna Rossiter writes about a peculiar kind of grief. I do not know the name of it. I wish I did.

Her book, you se...more
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Apr 26, 2013
 
Hunger Trace
3.75
In The Hunger Trace, Edward Hogan’s second novel, we’re led through a landscape that feels simultaneously familiar, intimidating and astonishing. Derb...more
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Sep 16, 2013
 
Lost, Stolen or Shredded: Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature
3.63
In Lost, Stolen or Shredded, Rick Gekoski draws upon his expertise in antiquarian book dealing, academia and his proclivity for collecting to explore...more
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Sep 16, 2013
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.46
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Jan 24, 2012
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.93
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Jan 23, 2012
 
Innocent Traitor
3.92
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Jan 23, 2012
 
The Line of Beauty
3.65
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Jan 23, 2012
 
Empress Orchid (Empress Orchid, #1)
3.86
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Jan 24, 2012
 
I Capture the Castle
3.99
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Fludd
3.43
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Othello
3.86
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Jan 23, 2012
 
Cold Mountain
3.77
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Jan 23, 2012
 
Tipping the Velvet
4.00
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Fingersmith
4.00
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Matilda
4.25
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Jan 24, 2012
 
The Queen's Fool (The Tudor Court, #4)
3.78
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Midnight's Children
4.00
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Jan 24, 2012
 
Purple Hibiscus
4.01
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Jan 24, 2012
 
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart, #1)
3.74
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Jan 24, 2012
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
4.05
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Jan 23, 2012
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