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Audiobooks: Ruth Rendell; Kim Deveraux, Arnaldur Indriðason #Britishcrime #Nordiccrime

Harm Done by Ruth Rendell

Rendell can always be relied upon for a meticulously plotted crime within the context of a contemporary social issue. Harm Done… 945 more words

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Devoted Ladies by M.J. Farrell #Virago

When I spotted a Virago copy of Devoted Ladies by M.J. Farrell in an Oxford charity shop, I knew precisely three things about M. J Farrell: 975 more words

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The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester: new life for old crime #20booksof summer #crimefiction

For those of us brought up to believe that Wilkie Collins wrote the first detective novel in English,  it comes as a surprise to find he was actually beaten to the post by Andrew Forrester with… 740 more words

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The Sea The Sea by Iris Murdoch - slaying the dragons

The Sea, The Sea glared at me from my bookshelf for five years. I glared back. It was a feat of endurance. Who would be the first to break? 824 more words

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My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

I remember vividly the first time I read Middlemarch. It was my second year in university and the reading list for the module on nineteenth century literature was HUGE. 1,023 more words

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: a novel of tension

Mansfield Park, Jane Austen’s third novel “seethes with sex” according to an article published in the Daily Telegraph to mark the 200th anniversary of the book. 656 more words

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The Children Act by Ian McEwan

I finished reading The Children Act feeling extremely frustrated with Ian McEwan. He’s proving to be such an inconsistent writer, capable of delivering the sublime… 578 more words

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