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Sausage Hall by Christina James

When the publishers of Sausage Hall emailed me offering a review copy of the book I thought it sounded interesting, although I wasn’t keen on the title – I thought it sounded a bit gimmicky and it nearly putting me … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name 2015

The eighth annual What’s In A Name Challenge is being hosted again next year by Charlie at The Worm Hole.  The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories … Continue reading

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Lamentation by C J Sansom

Once again I am behind myself with writing about the books I’ve read! So here are just a few thoughts about C J Sansom’s historical novel, Lamentation, the sixth Matthew Shardlake book. I have enjoyed the earlier books in the series so … Continue reading

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The Classics Club: Survey

I’ve just finished reading a very long book (Dominion by C J Sansom), and it will take me some time to write a review post, so I thought I’d answer some of the Classics Club survey questions in the meantime  - there are 50 in … Continue reading

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Color Coded Challenge 2015

The Color Coded Challenge is running again next year. Bev has made a change - the colour may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant colour for the cover of the book. For “implies colour” … Continue reading

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Victorian Bingo Challenge 2015

I read about The Victorian Bingo Challenge hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews on Cath’s blog, Read Warbler and thought it looked interesting. The goal is to get a Bingo (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, four corners and centre square). This will require a minimum of … Continue reading

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Wycliffe in Paul’s Court by W J Burley

We had to spend nearly 4 hours yesterday in the Newcastle Emergency Eye Department as D has a corneal abrasion. As my Kindle needed charging I picked up a lightweight paperback to slip into my bag to while away the time … Continue reading

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The Spin Result is …

… Number 13 in the Classics Club Spin. For me that is The Call of the Wild by Jack London, the story of the dog, Buck and his adventures in the Klondike. I am delighted with this choice. That’s not so surprising … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

I found The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland a little slow at the beginning, although it’s full of interesting and well drawn characters, set in Lincoln during the reign of Richard II. It’s the time of the Peasants Revolt, a time of … Continue reading

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The Classics Spin

It’s time for another Classics Spin. I didn’t manage to read the book from the last Spin but as we have until 5th January to read the selected book, I’m hoping to do better this time. The rules are the same as always: Pick … Continue reading

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