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The Peacock Emporium
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Peacock Emporium

The Peacock Emporium Jojo Moyes gives light bending depth to her characters. Sometimes, when reading a novel, I try to envision a single word that

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The Clockwork Crow
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Sunny Solomon

The Clockwork Crow

The Clockwork Crow, first in a new series by Catherine Fisher. I feel on pretty sure ground when reviewing children’s picture books, but lacking a

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The Magpie Murders
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Ann Ronald

Magpie Murders

MAGPIE MURDERS The Magpie Murders is Deliciously British! Anthony Horowitz’s mystery is set in a circumscribed Somerset village populated by a quarrelsome set of eccentric

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The Secrets of Wishtide
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Ann Ronald

The Secrets of Wishtide

THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE The Secrets of Wishtide is another Victorian murder mystery with a smart, articulate sleuth and dark Dickensian overtones.  The premise of

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Hiding Place
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Ann Ronald

The Hiding Place

THE HIDING PLACE I could review C. J. Tudor’s novel, The Hiding Place, in just four words. Rosemary’s Baby on Steroids. Except that wouldn’t be

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Sunny Solomon

How It All Began

HOW IT ALL BEGAN I can’t say why it has taken me so long to read a Penelope Lively novel. I can say I’m sorry

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Ann Ronald

East of the Sun

East of the Sun Julia Gregson’s novel, East of the Sun, invites her readers to join the “fishing fleet.” I happily did so, and thus

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Ann Ronald

Susan Hill x Three

THE VARIOUS HAUNTS OF MEN  –  THE PURE IN HEART  – THE RISK OF DARKNESS Susan Hill’s Simon Serrailler series features an introspective chief superintendent

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Headlong
Art
Ann Ronald

Headlong

HEADLONG Not only is Michael Frayn’s novel, Headlong, an artful narrative about artistic theft; it’s also an intelligent and provocative primer on the life and

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Ann Ronald

The Versions of Us

Imagine that moment in time when you first met someone who would change the course of your life. Then imagine what might have happened had

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