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REVIEW: The Islands of Chaldea – Diana Wynne Jones

Since Diana Wynne Jones’ death from cancer in 2011, fans of her books (of whom I count myself) have had to satisfy themselves with a fair number of novels and a couple of collections of short stories, primarily written for … 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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The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

(HarperCollins e-book 2004, based on 50th Anniversary edition) I first read The Lord of the Rings aged nine or ten and have, since then, re-read it many times. There are many pleasures to be had in re-reading this book, though … Continue reading

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Trustee from the Toolroom – Nevil Shute

Keith Stewart, protagonist of Trustee from the Toolroom, is one of Shute’s ordinary men who become heroic through adverse circumstances and personal determination. Keith is not prepossessing – shortish, rather fat, not at all ambitious; even his sister feels he … Continue reading

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