Category Archives: Fiction

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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

‘All The Light We Cannot See’ is a beautiful haunting novel that allows you to completely immerse yourself in the story and the lives of the main characters. The story follows two characters through WWII. Marie-Laure LeBlanc is a girl … Continue reading

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Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

‘Under a Pole Star’ is a beautiful romance surrounded by Arctic exploration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. When Flora Mackie’s mother died, she was only 12 years old and her father wasn’t sure what to do with her. … Continue reading

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Conclave by Robert Harris

As you can probably guess, ‘Conclave’ is about the election of a new Pope. Initially I was wondering how a novel about 60 and 70 year old men, following ancient rituals to elect a leader, could possibly be interesting. Robert … Continue reading

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

‘The Light Between Oceans’ is M.L. Stedman’s debut novel. It is a moving story about people making terrible decisions with the best of intentions, and the repercussions of those decisions. The story is set in Western Australia in the 1920s. … Continue reading

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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Having loved ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ for most of my life, I have been eagerly awaiting ‘Go Set A Watchman’ since its announcement. Unfortunately I found I had to drag myself through the book, certainly the first 60 pages didn’t … Continue reading

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The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell

During the war (WWII), a group of children played together in the London suburb of Loughton. They had discovered some tunnels and used these as their own secret place. The father of one of the children found his wife with … Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I just read a few other reviews of this book and it seems that a lot of people were looking for some sort of ‘Happy Ever After’. If that’s what you’re after from a book, then this one isn’t for … Continue reading

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