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154 & 155: The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Queen and I

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense.

It’s not surprising that, when it was first published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was decried as immoral, nor that it was produced as evidence at Wilde’s trial for gross indecency (which resulted in a sentence of two years of hard labour, and…

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Novels

Book Club: Rebuilding Coventry 

I can’t believe we’ve made it to our 6th book club! It was my turn again and I chose Rebuilding Coventry by Sue Townsend. After having so many books about murder and dying I felt it was important to try and lighten the mood of the book club. 332 more words

Top 5 Wednesday: Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump

I’ve been looking for ideas for something different to post on my blog so was pleased to discover the Goodreads ‘Top 5 Wednesday‘ group. 518 more words

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The V day ...

it’s that time of the year AGAIN! I know, I feel it too. Love is in the air, roses are falling, chocolates are melting, and hearts, well hearts are beating.  448 more words

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Festive Fun and Frolics!

Alternatively titled ‘Two Birds and a Turkey’ staff – Zoe, Helen and Martin – entertained at Moor Park library at an afternoon of fun and festivity  where various readings, poetry and a quiz were met with huge enjoyment and hilarity! 260 more words

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When a character just won't let you go.

I’ve been considering this a lot recently. I’ve just completed book 8 in my DCI Dani Bevan series and with each new instalment I have to decide if it will be her last. 471 more words

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – Curve, Leicester

Photo: Pamela Raith

Watched Adrian Mole tonight. Laughed my socks off because it was dead good. Wanted to watch it all over again, but found out the cast can only do it once a night. 599 more words

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