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Book Review: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

Title: A Hat Full of Sky Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Date: 2004 Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 352 Started: 7th January 2018 Completed: 10th January 2018 Rating: 5/5 Summary: A real witch never casually steps out of her body, leaving it empty. Eleven-year-old Tiffany does. And there’s something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible,… Continue reading Book Review: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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Book Review: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Title: The Wee Free Men Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Date: 2003 Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 320 Started: 2nd January 2018 Completed: 7th January 2018 Rating: 5/5 Summary: Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned – ever since the Baron’s son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk’s no good for magic. Nine-year-old… Continue reading Book Review: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

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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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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Genre: Classics / Science Fiction / Dystopia Date: 2007 (1985) Publisher: Vintage Books Pages: 324 Started: 23rd June 2017 Completed: 24th June 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness.… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Title: The Light Between Oceans Author: M. L. Stedman Genre: Historical Fiction  Date: 2016 (2012) Publisher: Black Swan  Pages: 464 Started: 11th March 2017 Completed: 12th March 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper’s island. It holds a dead man – and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and… Continue reading Book Review: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Title: The Man in the High Castle Author: Philip K. Dick Genre: Alternate History / Science Fiction Date:2001 (1962) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 249 Started: 6th October 2016 Completed: 7th October 2016  Rating: 5/5 Summary: ‘It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the… Continue reading Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

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Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Genre: Classics / Social Critique / Philosophical Fiction Date: 2003 (1890) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 253 Started: 8th July 2016 Completed: 8th July 2016 Rating: 5/5 Summary: ‘The horror, whatever it was, had not yet entirely spoiled that marvellous beauty’ Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian… Continue reading Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Title: Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Genre: Political Satire Date: (1945) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 95 Started: 30th August 2016 Completed: 30th August 2016 Rating: 5/5 Summary: Mr. Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Book Review – The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Title: The Scorch Trials Author: James Dashner Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian/Science Fiction Date: 2013 Publisher: Chicken House Pages: 359 Started: 16th March 2016 Completed: 19th March 2016 Rating: 5/5 Summary: Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is… Continue reading Book Review – The Scorch Trials by James Dashner