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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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To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

(Oxford World Classics 2008, first published 1927) I’d never read anything by Virginia Woolf before Nymeth’s review of To the Lighthouse inspired me to seek it out (I have a copy of Orlando which I’d tried reading some years ago, … Continue reading

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

If you don’t know about the central conceit of this detective novel, which features Hercule Poirot, then don’t read this review, because there will be spoilers. The novel is told by Dr James Sheppard, who lives in a small village, … Continue reading

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‘Moths’ – Ouida

‘Ouida’ was the nom-de-plume of the English-born novelist Marie Louise de la Ramée, who wrote in the latter half of the 19th century. Her most famous novel is probably ‘Under Two Flags’ in which a Englishman leaves England for service … Continue reading

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