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Diamond review  An Honor - able story

Advantages: Good story well told
Disadvantages: May not be a topic of interest to some

...Tracey Chevalier I enjoyed “The Girl with a Pearl earring” so when I saw this somewhere on sale I picked it up. It has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I noticed it was one of the items in the ciao lottery this month so I ...

catsholiday 11.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier

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A Runaway Success

Advantages: Strong characters and engaging storyline
Disadvantages: Slow start

The Ciao lottery has introduced me to another set of books that I might not have come across otherwise, with this month's selection including "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier. The Author Tracy Chevalier has written a number of historical nove ...

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Figures in Silk - Vanora Bennett

Advantages: Colourful description of the silk trade in the fifteenth century
Disadvantages: None

...a review of the novel, Figures in Silk, by Vanora Bennett. This is the fourth book of hers that I have read, and I have enjoyed all of them. From reading the foreword, the book was nothing like I had imagined it would be. The book starts in the ...

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Empire of Silver - Conn Iggulden

Advantages: convincing, good value for money, difficult to put down
Disadvantages: occasionally a little too complicated

I bought this book in Waterstones for £9-10 (it was on a half price special offer), which is a pretty good price for a new, hardback book. I'd been a big fan of the series, and hadn't realised that it would be continued after the third book, and was delig ...

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To Boldly Go!

Advantages: Fascinating autobiography of a remarkable man
Disadvantages: Not for the armchair explorers who wants the pretty pictures rather than the reality

‘I always lead from the front, because only I know where I want to go’ Ranulph Fiennes It has to be said, my limits and those of Sir Ranulph Fiennes are so very, very different. I spent a beautiful April day sat in my back garden reading his book ‘Be ...

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Review of Beyond the Limits - Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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