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REVIEW: Torrent – Lindsay Buroker

(self-published e-book, 2013) Book 1 in Rust and Relics series Delia and Simon are wandering around Arizona in their campervan using Delia’s archaeological knowledge (and her Indiana Jones-ish bullwhip skills) and Simon’s tech wizardry to locate and retrieve historical artefacts … Continue reading

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The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps – Michel Faber

(Canongate 2008, originally published 2001) “This book exists because Keith Wilson, Artist in Residence at Whitby Abbey during summer 2000, asked me to come and write a short story inspired by the English Heritage dig…” writes Faber in the Acknowledgements. … Continue reading

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The books of Mary Stewart – Part 2

Continuing this review of Mary Stewart’s ‘romance-suspense’ novels (part one here), the next book I read was another set in Europe. Airs Above the Ground (1965) is set in Austria, and follows Vanessa and her friend’s young son, Timothy, as … Continue reading

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The Seventh Sinner – Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters is well-known for her Amelia Peabody series of archaeological mystery novels set in late 19th and early 20th century Egypt, but she has also written a number of stand-alone novels and other short mystery series. This is one … Continue reading

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