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The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse
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The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
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The Villa by Rosanna Ley
The Villa
by Rosanna Ley
read in August, 2014
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Two & a half stars. Like Daughter of Catalonia this is an interesting premise::a woman inheritance villa in Sicily & discovers the past her Sicilian mother never speaks of. Like Daughter of Catalonia it is, in part, poorly executed.

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Daughter of Catalonia by Jane MacKenzie
Daughter of Catalonia
by Jane MacKenzie
read in August, 2014
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A fascinating story about the after effects of World War 2 and the Spanish Civil War on a tiny fishing village in French Catalonia, marred by a weak heroine, a rather odd writing style & language that seems incongruously modern for the 1950s sett...more
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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
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Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist
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The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
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Charles Dickens
“Fog everywhere. Fog up the river where it flows among green airs and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.... Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Ben Elton
“The internet was supposed to liberate knowledge, but in fact it buried it, first under a vast sewer of ignorance, laziness, bigotry, superstition and filth and then beneath the cloak of political surveillance. Now...cyberspace exists exclusively to promote commerce, gossip and pornography. And of course to hunt down sedition. Only paper is safe. Books are the key. A book cannot be accessed from afar, you have to hold it, you have to read it.”
Ben Elton, Blind Faith

Stacia Kane
“NO reader has ANY obligation to an author, whether it be to leave a review or to write a "constructive" one. I put out a product. You are consumers of that product. Since when does that mean you have to kiss my ass? Hey, I like Pop-Tarts and eat them a few times a year; since when does that mean I'm obligated to support Kellogg's in any way except legally purchasing the Pop-Tarts before I eat them? I wasn't aware that purchasing and consuming a product meant I was under some sort of fucking thrall in which I'm only allowed to either praise the Pop-Tart (which to be honest isn't hard, especially the S'mores flavor) or, if I am going to criticize a flavor, offer a specific and detailed analysis as to why, phrased in as inoffensive and gentle a manner as possible so as not to upset the gentle people at Kellogg's."

[Something in the Water? (blog post; January 9, 2012)]”
Stacia Kane

Colin Dexter
“...though I am still...exceedingly puzzled as to why our murderer should decide to draw almost inevitable attention to himself by wearing such a conspicuous pair of plimsolls and running around Burford for two and a half hours.”
Colin Dexter, The Remorseful Day

Stephen King
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

Snelsmore Wood (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
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