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More Black than Comedy

Advantages: Gripping, psychologically intriguing
Disadvantages: Disturbing, a bit repetitive in places

...Verine Dorricks is visiting her husband, Donald, in a high security prison. As always he greets her with, “I’m innocent, you know.” But Donald has been found guilty of the murder of ten people. Nine of them were psychotherapists and all victims were ga ...

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Review of Nine Lives - Bernice Rubens

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Sentenced to Life

Advantages: Compelling, dark, complex characters
Disadvantages: May not appeal to you if you don't like black comedy

...On the day of her retirement, Jean Hawkins is presented by her work colleagues with a leaving present, a 5 year diary. Having intended to commit suicide on her return home, this gift rather puts a spanner in the works. Miss Hawkins has spent her entire ...

moistbabe 08.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of A Five Year Sentence - Bernice Rubens

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Strange names made this hard work

Advantages: Interesting to read about a lifestyle that is locked in the past
Disadvantages: The names made it hard work to follow who was who

Homestead by Rosina Lippi ISBN:0007105797 I am not really sure what attracted me to pick this up when I was running the book stall during our village Open Gardens day recently. I think it may partly have been a mis reading of Austria thinking it was Aus ...

catsholiday 28.07.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Homestead - Rosina Lippi

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Sans Sex

Advantages: different, thrilling, entertaining
Disadvantages: much too long

Author Michelle Granas thinks of a rather odd coincidence to bring the main protagonists together. Yet stranger things have happened than a man helping an old Professor of Literature and his disabled daughter, Cordelia, dig out their car which has got st ...

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Review of Zaremba or Love and the Rule of Law - Michelle Granas

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A Political Proposal

Advantages: Unusual and engaging characters; highly entertaining yet edifying at the same time
Disadvantages: Occasionally bangs the drum too long

Usually I'd thank an author or publisher that had supplied me with a review copy of a book at the end of my review but I am so delighted to have read Michelle P. Granas's 'Zaremba: or Love and the Rule of Law' that feel compelled to offer my thanks immedi ...

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Review of Zaremba or Love and the Rule of Law - Michelle Granas

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