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Tracing Your House History by Gill Blanchard

I was recently given a copy of this book to review and what a delight it was. This book is more than a guide to researching the history of your house, or a house of interest. It is a font … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip – Hay Festival Audio Library

Castle Bookshop – May 2006 I had always wanted to go to Hay-on-Wye, a book lovers paradise and I did in 2006, twice. For a weekend in May and for a week in October. There is something rather innocent about the ethos … Continue reading

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Over recent years I have read several books that have all won prestigious book prizes. With many of them I have wondered just what the hype was all about, or was I being a complete philistine and missing the point, … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: Little Blue Cloud by Inbal Argov

Not having any children, I rarely read children’s books. However, I was approached and asked if I would review this book. Available from Amazon, where it is FREE to download on 18th and 19th July on both the US and … Continue reading

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Death Swatch by Laura Childs

It has been a while since I have read any of the books by Laura Childs, so I was pleased to see this one (and another that I still have to read yet) on the shelf. I had read one … Continue reading

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Lover’s Knot by Emilie Richards

This is the first book I have read by this author, but it won’t be my last. This appears to be the third in a series. I obviously have not read the other two, but that didn’t detract from the … Continue reading

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The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

This is the July book selection for the my book group, although I have to wait until the end of the month to hear what the others thought. The story is set in Yugoslavia and explores a young doctor called … Continue reading

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The Hay Festival & Bookish Delights!

The last week of May and the first day or so of June proved to be very busy and has had an excitingly bookish theme. The Hay Festival took place in the location of Hay in England, situation just about … Continue reading

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple

The June choice for our reading group was The White Mughals by William Dalrymple. The comments from the group were split into essentially three camps, those that loved it, those who read it and persevered and those who hated it. … Continue reading

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The Help By Kathryn Stockett

This was the read for my book group back in March. I had both read the book and seen the movie previously and loved both. The responses from the group were mixed and we had a great debate on racism, … Continue reading

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