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"I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me"

Love & Fallout by Kathryn Simmonds

Tessa is one of those middle-aged women that do causes. She co-runs a (failing) green charity running workshops for schools and colleges and she’s always got a local campaign on the go – this time saving the playing field from development. 984 more words

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It was surprising how many of us had a Jean Brodie in our schooldays...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Published in 1961, Spark’s delicious tale of a teacher who lives vicariously through her selected pupils was our book group’s choice this month. 821 more words

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Not just a novel of any letters...

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

This novel certainly has one of the most attractive covers I’ve seen in a while – it rather gave me the urge to start colouring it in, but I restrained myself! 658 more words

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More Shiny linkiness ...

It’s been a couple of weeks since Issue 3 of Shiny New Books went live, so I thought I’d highlight the other fiction reviews I wrote for it to you – I hope you’ll click through to read the whole pieces… 506 more words

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