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Read – Brazen by Katherine Longshore

This was a good holiday read. YA and set at the time of King Henry VIII. It was  recommended over here. (I really like Jamie’s blog even though she is twenty years younger than me!) I don’t often pick up … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – A Particular Eye for Villany by Ann Granger

Another book that my Mum lent me and another from a series. I have read this author before but this series is altogether different as its set in Victorian London. Strangely I found it interesting not just because of the … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Waited ages for this, the last in Raven Cycle, to be published. Here are my thoughts on book one, two and three. Although I would say that I enjoyed it and it was good I was a teeny bit disappointed … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Yes, more Dorothy. But this one, oh this one I struggled with so much. I found it quite surprising that after reading ten of her books and yes I have struggled with a few, this one almost got the better … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Have his Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

Yes I know another Wimsey. But this was so good I really enjoyed it. We meet up with Harriet Vane once more in this story, in fact she is the one who finds the body! Of course Peter hot foots … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

I know, I know another Wimsey. This novel is when we meet Harriet Vane. I think it was sheer genius of Dorothy to make Wimsey fall for an accused murderer! And the author does a great job of altering the … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

I said last time that I was in the middle of a Wimsey binge. So here is another one. And a very good one at that! Clever. Actually lots of her books fall into that category, there is often a … Continue reading

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Read 2016 – Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

The reading around here is still slow and I am reaching for familiar things. When the new year rolled round true to my word I did put the lap-top down more and as well as that we brought back reading … Continue reading

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Read 2015 – Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case by Agatha Christie

So milestone passed. Apart from a few short stories that I’m sure I have missed this was my final Poirot and I have resisted reading it for decades! But when we arrived at the cottage the other week there it … Continue reading

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Checking in

Just a quick hello from up here on the Northumberland coast. Internet and mobile phone signals are hit and miss, which is mostly a good thing. Well for a week at least! I thought I’d share a pretty remarkable photo. … Continue reading

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