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The Girl On The Landing by Paul Torday
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A much missed writer. This was a book group pick and when I started it it I thought "urgh - misery of a rich middle class man - not interested..." And then I read it and it is a really compelling book. Torday had the gift of pulling you in and creati ...more
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Conspiracy by S.J. Parris
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I do like Bruno - even if I do feel haunted by knowing his eventual fate. This time he is in Paris rather than Elizabethan England though and I felt slightly less interested. I missed the usual suspects around him but otherwise all the plot elements ...more
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The Transition by Luke Kennard
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I do like a well told piece of dystopia. And this is a very nice bit of millennial dystopia. A scheme that starts as a helping hand for a struggling couple but comes something much more sinister and interesting. That said the pacing is uneven and the ...more
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The Unicorn Hunt by Dorothy Dunnett
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A battered and bruised Nicholas in Scotland, damaged by the events of book 4 and a long way from the aimiable, fortunate apprentice Claes
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Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett
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Nicholas is in Africa, 15th C Africa, seeking the fabled lands of Prester John / heathens for Godscalc to convert / riches - ( prioritise as you see fit). probably one of the strongest books in the series but also the saddest.
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The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
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I know lots of people really rate Ghosh but I find him verbose and I struggle often to warm to his characters . I like enough of his books to return to him and the issues he explores are interesting but hmmm. This one is set in the liminal landscape ...more
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Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
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This is a cracking if rather complex series - I finished this ages ago...I'm due to start book 6 soon.

This one is sent around Cyprus and the familial feuding of ruling family. This is a great series but I doubt you'd start with this one...
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Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
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This is a cracking if rather complex series - I finished this ages ago...I'm due to start book 6 soon.

This one is sent around Cyprus and the familial feuding of ruling family. This is a great series but I doubt you'd start with this one...
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Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Maine
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A good interesting read, haunting for some reason I cant quite put my finger on. A study in mixed messages and our failure to communicate and / or understand our nearest and dearest. Mind you they were an unappealing lot... I dont think I liked any o ...more
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Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Maine
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A good interesting read, haunting for some reason I cant quite put my finger on. A study in mixed messages and our failure to communicate and / or understand our nearest and dearest. Mind you they were an unappealing lot... I dont think I liked any o ...more
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