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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton
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I was thrilled to finally get chance to read this, after all the endless hype I've heard about it. It's an engaging and distinctive read, and Burton's characterisation is impressive, with Nella's growth through the book feeling particularly
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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
"How (not) to read The Casual Vacancy :

1. DON'T read it just because it's written by JK Rowling.
2. DON'T expect it to be like Harry Potter - i.e, magic stuff. (Read the blurb, nimrod)
3. DON'T expect a murder mystery - it isn't one.
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Edward Whymper
“Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.”
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