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BOOK TO FILM: Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford

Since I’ve caved in and subscribed to Amazon Prime, I’ve been watching a lot of films and US TV shows this way. One of those included in the subscription was Parade’s End, a dramatisation of three of the novels comprising … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore

(Published in 2013 by Gollancz) Bitterblue is now Queen of Monsea, after her awful, terrible father, King Leck, was deposed and killed eight years previously. She’s now only just eighteen, and at the start of the novel is still being … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Last Hero – Leslie Charteris

(originally published 1930) Leslie Charteris (the pseudonym of Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin) was born in 1907 and published his first novel in 1927, when at university. He was the author of many books but is most famous for the creation of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Last Light of the Sun – Guy Gavriel Kay

This novel, set in the same world as the Sarantine Mosaic duology and The Lions of Al-Rassan, takes as its starting point the reign of Alfred the Great and his struggles against the raiding Danes. In Kay’s world, the Danes … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey

Since this is the third book in the Kushiel’s Legacy trilogy, there’ll be a few spoilers for the first two books. Stop reading now if you haven’t read either… The book starts ten years after the end of Kushiel’s Chosen. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay

In the peninsula which is divided between the three northern kingdoms of the former Esperaña (Jaloña, Valledo and Ruenda) and Al-Rassan in the south, an uneasy truce prevails. The people of the northern kingdoms generally follow the Jaddite religion, whereas … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Kushiel’s Dart – Jacqueline Carey

Phèdre is the child of a Servant of Naamah, and was sold by her mother into indentured servitude at Cereus House, oldest of the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers in the City of Elua. A nobleman named Anafiel Delaunay recognised her … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Louisa May Alcott – Jack and Jill / An Old-Fashioned Girl

(Project Gutenberg e-books, originally published 1880 / 1870) I read these two books back in 2011, having downloaded them for the holidays. I’d read An Old-Fashioned Girl once before as a teenager, if I recall correctly, but hadn’t read Jack … Continue reading

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Rose Cottage – Mary Stewart

(Hodder e-book 2011, originally published 1997) Although this book was only published a few years ago, it’s largely set in the immediate post-war years, though, like Thornyhold, it’s told as though looking back on the past rather than in the … Continue reading

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False Colours – Georgette Heyer

(Random House e-book 2005, originally published 1963) This is one of my favourites of Georgette Heyer’s historical novels – unusually, it’s told predominantly from the viewpoint of the hero, a nice touch. Christopher Fancot, working for the diplomatic service in … Continue reading

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