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Guyana back in the early 20th Century

Advantages: Interesting for me as I recognised the places he talks about
Disadvantages: Characters all unlikable and story not that enthralling

...I read this as it was one from my parent's shelf and I kept saving it because it was written by a Guyanese of Indian descent and I was brought up in Guyana. I found the Guyanese elements, talking about going to specific places and mentioning lots of plac ...

catsholiday 13.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Shadow Bride - Roy Heath

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Almost Perfect

Advantages: Deceptively additive, excellent characters, tackles some big issues well, thought provoking
Disadvantages: Some plot lines anti climatic

Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce is probably more famous for her previous novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, admittedly all the more intriguing sounding than Perfect. This first book was longlisted for the Man Booker prize. Never ...

misspurple7 21.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Perfect - Rachel Joyce

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Whodunnit? Whydunnit? Oh who cares.

Advantages: A few interesting insights into Benares/Varanasi.
Disadvantages: No mystery and a plodding plot

Death and the Freedom Fighter When Mrs Shoba Popatkar, former government minister and well-known freedom fighter is found dead on the floor of her Bombay flat, the first policeman on the scene is happy to settle for the simple solution. He doesn’t qui ...

koshkha 05.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Doing Wrong - H. R. F. Keating

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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 ...

moistbabe 18.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nine Lives - 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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