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Review: Minuet by A.M. Leibowitz

Title: Minuet
Series:Notes from Boston
Author:A.M. Leibowitz
Publisher: Supposed Crimes
Release Date: 1st September 2019

Full disclosure: I beta-read Minuet (along with books 2 and 3 - Nightsong and Drumbeat ), which doesn't make any difference to what I will say - I'd love this series just as much had I read it in the usual way. But it has given me an insight beyond each novel, as I... Read more of this blog post »
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I was waiting for, “What, like Elton John?” or some such.
“Yes, Mum.”
“Well, I suppose that means you won’t catch AIDS.”
“Very true,” said I. “Wedding rings are more than adequate protection…”
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Debbie McGowan Al wrote: "Happy Release day!!!
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Thank you Al. :) I couldn't get onto this yesterday. :/


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Al Happy Release day!!!



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Thank you! And also to you! xxx


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Hellu


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Debbie McGowan Al wrote: "barka dà Kirsìmatì
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And to you (with knobs on). :D Have a good one, Al. x


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Debbie McGowan Noah wrote: "Happy Holidays! :)

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Thanks, Noah. Right back atcha! x


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Thanks, Truus! <3 Bestest wishes to you! x


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Hahahaha. Congrats! :D


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Thank you for inviting me! :)


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Happy Valentine's Day!


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Debbie McGowan Layla wrote: "Happy Valentine's Day :)

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Aww. :) Thank you, Layla. To you, also! x


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Thank you, jenTed, and to you! x


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Ooh! How terribly anti-establishment! ;)


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Debbie McGowan Al wrote: "That's you holding up BTP :D"

Our lovely tiny world. :D Well, in that case, we're already sharing the load.

I don't think I could hold up a helium balloon this morning.


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Al That's you holding up BTP :D


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Whether that's you, me or some hot dude, I think we could definitely share the load. :)


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Hellu New avi! Very nice :)


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Merci! :)


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Layla Bonne Année Debbie! :) xx

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Thank you, lovely! :) And to you! <3


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Debbie McGowan Kristan wrote: "Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2016 :)

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Thanks Kristan! Love it!

Happy New Year to you also! x


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