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Book Review: Smoke and Mirror by Neil Gaiman

Title: Smoke and Mirrors Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Short stories / Fantasy Date: 2013 (1998) Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Pages: 389 Started: 27th January 2019 Completed: 12th February 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive… Continue reading Book Review: Smoke and Mirror by Neil Gaiman

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Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Title: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Crime / Mystery / Classics Date: 2013 (1926) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 304 Started: 24th January 2019 Completed: 26th January 2019 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘Key in the lock all right, sir. On the inside. Mr Ackroyd must have locked himself in.’ Poor Roger Ackroyd. He knew that the woman he loved had… Continue reading Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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Book Review: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Title: The Tale of Genji Author: Murasaki Shikibu Genre: Classics / Monogatari Date: 2006 (1008) Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co. Pages: 1360 Started: 1st January 2019 Completed: 24th January 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki’s tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable… Continue reading Book Review: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

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Book Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Title: Cranford Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Genre: Classics / Fiction Date: 2011 (1853) Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 216 Started: 17th January 2019 Completed: 18th January 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: A portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, Cranford relates the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with… Continue reading Book Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Book Review: The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

Title: The Secret of Chimneys Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery / Crime Date: 2017 (1925) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 336 Started: 10th January 2019 Completed: 12th January 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the centre of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

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Book Review: The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

Title: The Changeling Author: Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Genre: Tragedy / Classics Date: 2006 (1622) Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Pages: 176 Started: 10th January 2019 Completed: 10th January 2019 Rating: 4/5 Summary: “The next good mood I find my father in, I’ll get him quite discarded.” With these chillingly offhand words, Beatrice-Joanna, the spoilt daughter… Continue reading Book Review: The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

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Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Title: Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Middle Grade / Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2017 Publisher: Puffin Pages: 418 Started: 29th December 2018 Completed: 31st December 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: My name is Magnus Chase. These days, I’m one of Odin’s immortal warriors, but that doesn’t stop people trying to kill me all… Continue reading Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

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Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Title: Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Middle Grade / Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2016 Publisher: Puffin Pages: 466 Started: 26th December 2018 Completed: 29th December 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: My name is Magnus Chase. Two months ago I died fighting a fire giant and woke up in Hotel Valhalla as one of Odin’s warriors.… Continue reading Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

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Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Title: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Middle Grade / Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2015 Publisher: Puffin Pages: 486 Started: 1st December 2018 Completed: 2nd December 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his… Continue reading Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

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ARC Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Title: The Chestnut Man Author: Søren Sveistrup Translator: Caroline Waight Genre: Mystery / Thriller Publication Date: 10th January 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Pages: 400 Started: 30th December 2018 Completed: 31st December 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as Minister for Social Affairs, a year since the disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Berger, a mentally… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup