The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler: beware the stranger on your doorstep

I’m not a huge consumer of psychological crime novels or thrillers but I do turn to them whenever I need

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The Hill Station by J G Farrell — hypocrisy of the Raj

J. G Farrell had written about 50,000 words of a novel set in 1870s India when he died. He’d gone

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The General by C S Forester – a lifetime of duty

In the popular imagination, vast numbers of British infantry soldiers were sent needlessly to their deaths in World War 1

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Sample Sunday: 3 Doorstep Novels

My Sample Sunday spotlight this week is turned on three of the chunkiest books on my TBR shelves. As a

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All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West: Review

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West How can I even begin to do justice to a novel so beautiful, elegant and thoughtful as All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West? This is a novel which confounds the stereotypical portrayals of older people often found in literature. I’m sure you’ve come across them. There’s the senile grandparent […]

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