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Book Review: The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary

Title: The Tragedy of Mariam Author: Elizabeth Cary Genre: Tragedy / Classics  Date: 2010 (1613) Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Pages: 176 Started: 7th December 2017 Completed: 7th December 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean closet drama by Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First published in 1613, it was the first work by a woman… Continue reading Book Review: The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary

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ARC Book Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Title: The Marriage Pact Author: Michelle Richmond Genre: Thriller Paperback Publication Date: 14th December 2017 Original Publication Date: 25th July 2017 Publisher: Michael Jospeh ISBN 13: 9780718186135 Pages: 432 Started: 6th December 2017 Completed: 6th December 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Would you stake your life on your marriage? Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered a mysterious wedding gift – membership of a club which… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

Title: We Author: Yevgeny Zamtatin Genre: Science Fiction / Classics / Dystopia Date: 1993 (1924) Publisher: Penguin Pages: 225 Started: 25th October 2017 Completed: 28th October 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: We tells the story of the minutely organised United State, where all citizens are not individuals but only he-Numbers and she-Numbers existing in identical glass apartments with every action regulated by the “Table of Hours.” It… Continue reading Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

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Book Review: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (The Book of Dust #1)

Title: La Belle Sauvage Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Date: 2017 Publisher: David Fickling Books Pages: 546 Started: 14th November 2017 Completed: 22nd November 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of… Continue reading Book Review: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (The Book of Dust #1)

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Book Review: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s #2)

Title: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Author: Douglas Adams Genre:  Science Fiction / Comedy Date: 2009 (1980) Publisher: Pan Books Pages: 200 Started: 20th October 2017 Completed: 22nd October 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur… Continue reading Book Review: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s #2)

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Book Review: Carrie by Stephen King

Title: Carrie Author: Stephen King Genre: Horror Date: 2011 (1974) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Pages: 242 Started: 25th October 2017 Completed: 25th October 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed… But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable… Continue reading Book Review: Carrie by Stephen King

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Book Review: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  Title: Carmilla Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Genre: Classics / Gothic Date: 1872 Publisher: Project Gutenberg Started: 6th November 2017 Completed: 7th November 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever. When a mysterious carriage crashes outside their castle home in Styria, Austria, Laura and her father… Continue reading Book Review: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Book Review: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Title: Macbeth Author: William Shakespeare Genre: Classics / Tragedy Date: 2008 (1606) Publisher: Oxford World’s Classics Pages: 311 Started: 14th October 2017 Completed: 14th October 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: A play of darkness originally conceived for daylight performance at the Globe, Macbeth is a tour de force of theatrical illusion from the supernatural to mere delusion. In this fully annotated edition,… Continue reading Book Review: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Mini Book Review: The Devil’s Charter by Barnabe Barnes

Title: The Devil’s Charter Author: Barnabe Barnes Genre: Classics / Tragedy Date: c.1607 Started: 25th September 2017 Completed: 25th September 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: The Devil’s Charter is an early Jacobean era stage play, a tragedy written by Barnabe Barnes. The play recounts the story of Pope Alexander VI. The Devil’s Charter is available as a free ebook here.… Continue reading Mini Book Review: The Devil’s Charter by Barnabe Barnes

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Book Review: A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

Title: A Sicilian Romance Author: Ann Radcliffe Genre: Classics / Gothic / Romance Date: 2008 (1790) Publisher: Oxford World’s Classics Pages: 209 Started: 25th August 2017 Completed: 19th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic… Continue reading Book Review: A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe