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The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
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I really enjoyed reading this book, and it was heading for four stars until I got to chapter 36, when it abruptly dropped at least half a star. "The new Birdsong -- only better" claims a quote from The Independent on the cover. Ridiculous. Of course they address many of the same themes, but this book is completely different from Birdsong and can't sensibly be compared with it.
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But it won't put me off reading more of Elizabeth Speller's work. She's an excellent writer with a talent for vivid scene-setting, and I loved her memoir The Sunlight on the Garden. I think she's destined for success. So I'll be putting The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton on my wishlist.
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Reading Progress

May 6, 2011 – Shelved
May 6, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction
May 8, 2011 – Started Reading
May 10, 2011 – Finished Reading

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