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Hazel McHaffie

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Average rating: 3.89 · 75 ratings · 12 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Saving Sebastian

3.85 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Inside of Me

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Over My Dead Body

4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Vacant Possession

3.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Right to Die

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Listen

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Remember, Remember

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Double Trouble

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Paternity

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Killing Me Gently

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Hazel McHaffie Hazel McHaffie said: " Using the disclaimer we see in all works of fiction as the way into this novel was a masterstroke. Any resemblance to a living person was not coincidental but very very deliberate. And the book resurrects a nightmare for the person at its heart, Cath ...more "

 
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Hazel McHaffie Hazel McHaffie said: " In a book with such a serious content it seems pedantic and rather mean to say the writing style irritates me at times, but I'm afraid it does. However it's salutary to acknowledge the trauma so many children endure and the amazing work of those who ...more "

 

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Pure by Andrew  Miller
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A beautifully written book evoking a time (the 18th century), a place (a stinking collapsing cemetery in Paris) and a way of life (an engineer making the best of what was available in that era). Miller has a skill with words that requires the reader ...more
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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This is such a cleverly designed book exploring alternative narratives for a girl's life. In some she dies. In others she survives. But throughout she is troubled by a sense of deja vu or a presentiment of danger. The book spans the two great wars an ...more
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Gerald's Game by Stephen King
Gerald's Game
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Not really my kind of book but I have to admire the skill of a writer who can devote 300 pages to a woman lying on a bed trying to get out of handcuffs and making no progress!! and a mere 90 to 'what next'. Probably why the strap line on the book say ...more
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Love Matters More by Jared Byas
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Such a refreshing perspective. So often religious people want to force their own views on others, correct and judge them. Byas makes a compelling case for love being so much more important than being right. My copy is covered in orange stickers marki ...more
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Breathtaking by Rachel    Clarke
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What a compassionate response to an intensely challenging situation. Rachel Clarke is a palliative care specialist who believes passionately in kindness and humanity in medicine, and she's translated those attributes into the world of the pandemic. H ...more
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Life Support by Jim Down
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A fascinating behind the scenes look at life for clinicians in ICUs during the pandemic. Written by a very senior anaesthetist/intensivist who is not afraid to highlight the deficiencies and wrong decisions, but who is also a realist. He took respons ...more
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Surviving the War by Adiva Geffen
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I've read countless books about the Holocaust but this one is different. It follows a family of Jews from Poland who escape into a swampy forest and live a hand to mouth existence in bunkers they dig out of the ground themselves. The cruelty and hara ...more
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Many Different Kinds of Love by Michael Rosen
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A delightfully different poetic account of surviving Covid by one of the country's best known children's authors, Michael Rosen. He is ventilated and in an induced coma; he is kept in ICU for 43 days; he survives with some impairments. But he looks b ...more
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Many Different Kinds of Love by Michael Rosen
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A delightfully different poetic account of surviving Covid by one of the country's best known children's authors, Michael Rosen. He is ventilated and in an induced coma; he is kept in ICU for 43 days; he survives with some impairments. But he looks b ...more
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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Crisp, fast paced, compelling reading. On the face of it, not my kind of book, but I read it in one sitting and was hugely impressed by this author's talent. Good to see her in action at the Hay Book Festival in the same week too. ...more
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