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The Sunne in Splendour
4.40
it was amazing
This is one of the most difficult reviews I’ve ever decided to write. Difficult is … to find the right words when something touches you so deeply. THE ...more
Jul 30, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
The Convenient Marriage
3.68
it was amazing
You put your CD in the player, push the play button to make it start and when the caressing voice comes out and begins to tell you the story … you can ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
 
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart
3.45
it was amazing
It was like reading two books in one.
In the first one , set in our times, Claire Prescott needs a break from her ordinary disappointing routine in K
...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Willoughby's Return: A Tale of Almost Irresistible Temptation
3.56
really liked it
I've always wished a second chance for Marianne Dahwood and John Willoughby. I've never totally accepted the common judgement of Willoughby as a dashi ...more
Sep 05, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Il diario perduto di Jane Austen
3.76
it was amazing
In Becoming Jane young Jane Austen is hooked by dashing Tom Lefroy and even agrees to an elopment. In Miss Austen Regrets , mature Jane regrets missin ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
An Old Man's Love
3.32
really liked it
Henry James said that Trollope's greatest and undeniable merit was his utter understanding of the ordinary. He succeded in feeling any little thing in ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Dec 22, 2009
 
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
It takes more than 30 years to build the magnificent Kingsbridge Cathedral in this book; it took Ken Follet 3 years and 3 months to write this epic st ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.21
really liked it
(...)
After studying and teaching the Jacobite rebellion leafing through my history books or Sir Walter Scott’s “Waverley” (1814), reading "Outlander"
...more
Dec 08, 2010
Mar 07, 2010
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.13
it was amazing
Can letters tell a story so effectively that you are amused, even laugh, sympathize with the feelings described, are moved to tears, get little by lit ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 16, 2010
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.57
liked it
What if your hero becomes the villain and your heroine the antagonist? What if one of your best loved stories becomes the account of the unfortunate a ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2010
 
Venetia
4.08
really liked it
Venetia by Georgette Heyer
An inescapable wish for escapism has characterized this latest period of my life. A recurrent attempt to find a virtual place to forget my stressful
...more
Mar 26, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #5)
3.90
really liked it
The Intrigue at Highbury by Carrie Bebris
As you start reading, it seems you are back where you had to stop. They are all there, just like you left the
...more
Feb 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
The Matters at Mansfield: Or, The Crawford Affair (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #4)
3.81
really liked it
Would you ever expect to meet Miss Anne De Bourgh suspiciously wandering at night? Not in Pride & Prejudice , but in this lovely mystery story by ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
 
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
3.18
really liked it
"...That's when I decided to order myself a large clam-and-garlic pizza and to reread Pride and Prejudice. I would self-medicate with fat carbohydrate ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2010
 
Love and Freindship and Other Early Works
3.55
really liked it
When I studied Jane Austen at university I imagined her a middle-aged, strong -willed , intelligent woman who happened to live in the wrong age for he ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2010
 
Murder at Mansfield Park (Charles Maddox #1)
3.48
it was amazing
MURDER SHE WROTE… AND NOT ONLY!

I’ve just finished reading “Murder at Mansfield Park” , first published novel by Lynn Shepherd .

My response? 5 stars!
...more
Aug 09, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
Villette
3.75
really liked it
(Excerpts from my review...)
Villette was the only one I hadn’t read yet among Charlotte Bronte’s novels. I’m glad I’ve done it because it really compl
...more
Jun 20, 2010
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Tempest: A Gisborne Novel
3.60
liked it
Sir Guy of Gisborne is a fierce , brooding knight. He is both feared and scorned by those under his command. But under his harsh exterior is a lonely ...more
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
The Italian
3.51
liked it
The Italian (1797)

As many other Gothic novels written in the last 3 decades of the 18th century, also Mrs Radcliffe's THE ITALIAN was set in a Catholi
...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
 
Remarkable Creatures
3.82
really liked it
Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot were truly remarkable creatures, extraordinary 19th century women, and we must thank Tracy Chevalier for bringing th ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2010
 
When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3)
3.97
really liked it
When Will There be Good News?

The novel opens with a shocking violent event: a six-year-old girl witnesses her own family’s appalling slaughter. Her mo
...more
Apr 13, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
 
Mr. Darcy's Little Sister
3.62
really liked it
In this witty sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy's Little Sister, Georgiana Darcy takes centre stage. Her excessive timidity complicates her life ...more
Oct 08, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
 
First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice
3.58
really liked it
Alexa Adams, First Impressions. A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice
Love is in abundance at Longbourn
Using Alexa Adam’s words … it is nothing less t
...more
Apr 21, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.19
liked it
84, CHARING CROSS ROAD by HELEN HANFF (1970) - FROM THE CULT OF BOOKS TO A CULT BOOK.

For one who loves books,collecting and reading them, as well as
...more
Dec 25, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
 
Strike Back (Strike Back #1)
3.96
really liked it
If you had met me only few months ago and told me I might read this book in my future life I would have laughed at you. A military story?!? A best – s ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 08, 2010
 
La bellezza e l'inferno: scritti 2004-2009
3.66
it was amazing
Roberto Saviano. Beauty: his writing , literature. Hell: the life he is forced to live since he published Gomorrah (Gomorra in Italian) in 2006. Beaut ...more
Feb 22, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
 
The Black Tulip
3.79
really liked it
This is the story of a handsome young man, Cornelius Van de Baerle, who was a wealthy philosopher and a tulip fancier who got imprisoned and wrongly c ...more
May 03, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
 
A Weekend with Mr Darcy
3.42
really liked it
Do you want to spend a perfect weekend with the most charming, dashing heroes and the liveliest , loveliest heroines? Here's a story which is actually ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
 
La bambinaia francese
4.12
really liked it

If you, like me, have always loved Mr Rochester, maybe you won't love this book. But , to be honest, I must say this is such a well written novel that
...more
Oct 23, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.49
liked it
The story is said to have originated from events in Lawrence's own unhappy domestic life, and he took inspiration for the settings of the book from Ea ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
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