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Bite by Nick Louth
Bite: The most gripping thriller you will ever read
by Nick Louth (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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Thriller revolving around malaria, encompassing a microbiological conference in Europe and guerilla war in Africa, not to mention the US security services., this book is fast paced and exciting, but violent.

I read it in a day and I do not usually re
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Outline by Rachel Cusk
Outline
by Rachel Cusk
read in June, 2016
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A female writer travels to Athens to teach a writing course; this novel describes her encounters with fellow travellers, her students and finally her successor.

The central character remains curiously indistinct and detached, while the lives of those
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah   Perry
The Essex Serpent
by Sarah Perry
read in June, 2016
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This is an historical novel set in London and Essex. The central characters are Cora, a well to do widow, and Will, a vicar, whose wife suffers from debilitating TB. The Essex village where Will practises his faith lives in fear of a beast that is sa ...more
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Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
Golden Hill
by Francis Spufford
read in May, 2016
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Golden Hill is the first fiction by Francis Spufford who normally writes non fiction books.

This is an historical novel set in the 18th century. A mysterious stranger arrives in New York with a bill for one thousand pounds, setting in motion an extra
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After Me Comes The Flood by Sarah   Perry
After Me Comes The Flood
by Sarah Perry
read in May, 2016
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This debut novel received rave reviews when it was first published. I was intrigued to read it after the author's second novel appeared to similar critical acclaim and enthusiasm.

After Me Comes the Flood is a strange book, a sort of mixture of Kafka
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
read in May, 2016
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This is the story of the life and times of Olive Kitteridge, a teacher, told through a series of short stories. The novel encompasses not only Olive and her husband Henry, but their friends and neighbours over a period of many years, with some charac ...more
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My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
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This is a short novel,or I suppose you could think of it as a novella, but the characters are as vividly drawn as they would be if the author had allowed herself to fill many more pages, and I think that shows the level of skill that Elizabeth Strout ...more
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The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester
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Morwenna and Corwen are twins of an eccentric family. Their father John Venton fell over a cliff, one night, leaving their mother and grandfather to bring up the children in the rambling old family home.

This is an original and slightly off beat nove
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The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2)
by Graeme Simsion (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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This is a sequel to Graham Simsion's first novel, the Rosie Project, which was a huge success. It is not as original or funny as the Rosie Project, probably because it is the second novel in the series and the main characters are already familiar to ...more
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The Blood Dimmed Tide by Anthony  Quinn
The Blood Dimmed Tide
by Anthony Quinn (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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The central characters of this novel are Charles Adams, assigned to Sligo to investigate the death of a local servant girl, and the poet W B Yeats and his wife Georgie. Although the book is intended to be a chilling murder mystery/thriller, somehow i ...more
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