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Powerful,Gritty and a great read

Advantages: Great Characters
Disadvantages: None at all

So before I read this book I had never heard of John Williams, but seeing that this was in the Vintage Williams series I thought I ought to know him. From talking to my parents I understand that he wrote the classic novel 'Stoner'. While that book is set ...

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Review of Butchers Crossing - John Williams

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All about Angie

Advantages: Plot, characters, excitement
Disadvantages: Nothing much

About the book Brooklyn Girls: Angie (Aka Love and Chaos) is a young/ new adult novel by Gemma Burgess. The book was published by Quercus on 6th March and is 320 pages long. I received an e-book for review through NetGalley. Synopsis Angie J ...

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Review of Brooklyn Girls Angie - Gemma Burgess

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Gone with the wings

Advantages: A skillfully woven and ultimately moving epic
Disadvantages: Heavy going, and doesn't quite fulfil its ambition

As the twentieth century dawns, life in the little town of Eskibahce goes on much as it has from time immemorial. This is not to say idyllically, despite the natural beauty of its location on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. For most of its inhabitants, t ...

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Review of Birds Without Wings - Louis De Bernieres

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Give peace a chance.

Advantages: An epic novel with wonderful characters
Disadvantages: Slightly too long.

Birds Without Wings is a novel by Louis de Bernier, well known as the writer of the best selling Captain Correlli’s Mandolin. The film adapted from the novel did not do it justice and it would be a mistake to judge de Berniere by this flawed production. I ...

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The Death of a United Community.

Advantages: One of those books that make you think.
Disadvantages: Some people may be put off by the theme.

Introduction. I had been eagerly awaiting this novel since I read about it in the Guardian Arts pages. My local library ordered a copy in for me and two weeks later I picked up “Birds Without Wings, my hands trembling with anticipation. It is a novel ...

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Review of Birds Without Wings - Louis De Bernieres

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