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Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Apple Tree Yard had a slow start, I found the main character, middle aged scientist Yvonne to be unlikeable and her actions, an affair with a stranger she meets in the House of Commons to be, at first, a bit inexplicable, it all just seemed like a slighter tamer, older version of Fifty Shades. 71 more words


Gorleston's Community Read

Gorleston Library are reading Sycamore Row by John Grisham, The Last Runaway by Tracy Cheavlier and Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty for their community read.  235 more words

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I went to BBC Three Counties on Monday to discuss books with Nick Coffer.

I went to a Book Group last week and we had one of the longest discussions about a book we all enjoyed – Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty. 49 more words

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Book Review: "Apple Tree Yard" by Louise Doughty (2013)

*This review may contain spoilers* 

What’s it about? 

“Apple Tree Yard” is about Yvonne Carmichael; a geneticist, a scientist renowned in her field. But one day, she makes the most irrational of decisions. 341 more words


Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty - Book Review

I picked up this book expecting a standard crime thriller; a quick read which is enjoyable, but easily forgotten. Apple Tree Yard is a lot more than that. 554 more words

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