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Lynne rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Hild by Nicola Griffith
Hild
by Nicola Griffith (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I was really disappointed by what this book didn't do so that I probably under rated what it does. I wanted to find out more, even imaginatively, about Abbess Hilda and it is very difficult to really see how what this novel describes illumines much a ...more
Lynne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Hunting Dogs by Jørn Lier Horst
The Hunting Dogs
by Jørn Lier Horst (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Thank you Mrs Peabody for this recommendation. This is the latest in a Norwegian series of detective fiction and is a very good read. It is translated into very straightforward language, the characters are credible and sympathetic, and the story was ...more
Lynne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in July, 2014
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Definitely a four, maybe a four and a half, for this very interesting novel. The story of the central character, Ursula, is told in several, sometimes many, versions. That allows the writer to play with the possibilities of 'what if...' and to develo ...more
Lynne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
An Officer and a Spy
by Robert Harris
read in May, 2014
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An excellent story here and insights into the Drefus affair and French attitudes at the time.
Lynne rated a book 5 of 5 stars
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
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I found this a really fascinating book. Based on his own family story and that of many others whom he interviewed Ari Shavit tells the story of Zionism and the state of Israel through a number of key dates and events - though not the obvious ones in ...more
Lynne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Poirot and Me by David Suchet
Poirot and Me
by David Suchet
read in May, 2014
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I did enjoy this autobiography/biography very much. As a great Agatha Christie fan I have always enjoyed the Poirot and Miss Marple films, especially the ones made by Joan Hickson. So, it was interesting to read some of the background story of David ...more
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Lynne rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
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This was an amazing read - hence the 5 stars. Having visited Kashgar as part of a tour of the Silk Road, I could picture the scenes to some extent, as well as the distances from other towns and from Europe. I suppose it ticked all my boxes - religion ...more
Lynne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard
The Light Years
by Elizabeth Jane Howard
read in April, 2014
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I saw these books about the Cazalet family advertised at the station and so started to read them. This is the first of five books. Although originally published in the 90s the final one in the series was written last year. They really opened up for m ...more
Lynne rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin
The Impossible Dead
by Ian Rankin
read in April, 2014
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I quite liked the new detective at the heart of this book, and the way that it deals, as Rankin so often does, with contemporary issues affecting Scotland - in this case the upcoming vote about independence, and the way in which terrorists can become ...more
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