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The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
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The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
The Grand Sophy
by Georgette Heyer
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The Doll by Daphne du Maurier
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2.5 stars A mix of 3 to 2 star stories; interesting to see her developing as a writer but not nearly as good as later works such as Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, or "The Blue Lenses."
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Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
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Topper by Thorne Smith
Topper
by Thorne Smith
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The Listening Walls by Margaret Millar
The Listening Walls
by Margaret Millar
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Ordeal by Nevil Shute
Ordeal
by Nevil Shute
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The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman
read in September, 2014
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I appreciate the interesting & well-researched tale, but the storytelling style didn't appeal to me.

It's a test in perseverance. It's beautiful & poetic, yet ponderous & repetitive. Things that could have been said elegantly in a few word...more
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Agatha Christie
“Ah! Madame, I reserve the explanations for the last chapter.”
Agatha Christie, Evil Under the Sun

Alexander McCall Smith
“His sixth year, it seemed to him, had lasted a remarkably long time and there were points at which he frankly wondered whether he would ever turn seven. But now it was the night before his birthday, and barring some cosmic disaster, the advent of some unexpected black hole into which the earth might be sucked, with the attendant reversal or suspension of time, in very few hours he would be waking up to a world in which he was numbered among the seven-year-olds.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers

Jennifer Worth
“Tread softly as you draw near to the bedside of a dying man, for the space around him is holy ground. Speak in hushed tones, with awe and reverence, as you would in a cathedral. Let not the mind engage in trivial thoughts. The awesome majesty of Death can only be met in silence.”
Jennifer Worth, In the Midst of Life
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Alexander McCall Smith
“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”
Alexander McCall Smith

Josephine Tey
“She put her cup down and sighed again with pleasure. "I can't think how the Nonconformists have failed to discover coffee."

"Discover it?"

"Yes. As a snare. It does far more for one than drink. And yet no one preaches about it, or signs pledges about it. Five mouthfuls and the world looks rosy.”
Josephine Tey, Brat Farrar
tags: coffee

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