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This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
3.48
My friend the crime writer Jim Kelly whose books are set in Ely and King's Lynn, recommended this collection to me because my novel Ninepins was set i...more
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Jun 25, 2014
 
It Should Have Been Me
3.55
Phillipa Ashley's fourth and latest novel is a chip off the old block: her fans everywhere will love it. `It Should Have Been Me' tells the story of C...more
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Apr 01, 2009
 
The Dig
3.51
This interesting little novel is set in 1939 and centres on the excavation of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. I picked it up bec...more
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Jun 17, 2012
 
Room
3.95
**spoiler alert** [WARNING: This review contains spoilers.]

For those who haven’t already read it, ‘Room’ is about a young woman who has been kidnapped...more
Feb 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.07
I love James's crime fiction, and am a huge fan, as well as an Austen sequel freak, so I was this books' prime audience. I did enjoy it - it held my i...more
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Dec 20, 2011
 
Something Might Happen
3.44
I finished this book a week ago and still can't get the main character out of my head. I didn't find her sympathetic, actually - rather too self-absor...more
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Aug 20, 2012
 
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman
3.55
This novel, published by the wonderful Sandstone Press, featured on last year's Man Booker long list, and having just finished it, I would say most de...more
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Oct 03, 2013
 
Nightrise (Philip Dryden, #6)
3.59
I love all of Jim kelly's atmospheric crime novels, set in the flatlands of East Anglia, and the Philip Dryden series are my favourites, but this one...more
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Jan 19, 2014
 
Offshore
3.61
I have just been re-reading this, one of my favourite P Fitzgeralds. A remarkable piece of writing: darkly funny, and unerringly deft in its touch, se...more
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Apr 09, 2014
 
The de Lacy Inheritance
3.97
I knew very little about this era of history, but the book brought it very much alive. It was interesting to learn about attitudes to disease, too, as...more
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Aug 02, 2010
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.68
I enjoyed this book, which I found very clever: clever writing, clever twist at the end, full of clever and interesting ideas. But in the end it left...more
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Dec 20, 2011
 
The Late Scholar (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane #4)
3.63
Light indulgence for anyone wanting to wallow in Peter Wimsey nostalgia. Harriet and Peter stroll out of the pages, and through their old haunts in th...more
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Apr 09, 2014
 
Midnight Fugue (Dalziel and Pascoe, #24)
4.06
Cleverly constructed, tightly paced and with plenty of the familiar witty banter between our three heroes, there is plenty here to satisfy anyone who...more
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Jan 13, 2012
 
Pigeon English
3.48
Completely brilliant - bleak and tragic but so funny and endearing and sweet at the same time. the voice of the 11-year-old boy is realised so well.
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Jan 05, 2012
 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
3.87
Funny, sad, quirky, poignant - this book was an absolute joy.
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Aug 20, 2012
 
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
4.24
This book was purest pleasure from start to finish - I almost couldn't bear for it to end. I'm not sure if it would have stood alone as well as Wolf H...more
Aug 20, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Feminist Perspectives on Land Law
5.00
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Sep 15, 2008
 
The Moon Tunnel (Philip Dryden, #3)
3.50
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Sep 15, 2008
 
Elizabeth: Apprenticeship
4.05
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Sep 15, 2008
 
Jane and Prudence
3.96
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Sep 14, 2008
 
The Choir
3.78
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Sep 15, 2008
 
Selected Letters
3.82
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Sep 13, 2008
 
Of Love and Shadows
3.95
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Sep 15, 2008
 
Diary of a Provincial Lady
3.99
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Apr 25, 2012
 
The Virgin in the Garden
3.70
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Sep 14, 2008
 
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories
4.21
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Sep 14, 2008
 
Fanny Burney: A Biography
3.89
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Sep 13, 2008
 
Fugitive Pieces
3.96
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Sep 15, 2008
 
The Blandings Omnibus (Something Fresh Summer Lightning & Heavy Weather)
4.53
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Sep 15, 2008
 
A Town Like Alice
4.11
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Sep 14, 2008
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