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REVIEW: Great North Road – Peter F. Hamilton

Hamilton’s latest sprawling sci-fi novel takes place largely in Newcastle, on Earth, and on the planet St Libra, in the Sirius system, in the year 2143. A timeline from 2003, summarising significant events to 2121, gives notes on events pertaining … 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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The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

(Project Gutenberg e-book, originally published 1868) Regarded by some as the first English detective novel, this exciting and interesting novel is told from a variety of different viewpoints. The plot is easily summarised. On the death of her uncle, Colonel … Continue reading

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‘Stranger In A Strange Land’ – Robert Heinlein

Valentine Michael Smith is a human being, born to two of the first people to visit Mars. Although his parents – and the rest of the mission – were killed, Smith was brought up on Mars, and, essentially, was a … Continue reading

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‘Round the Bend’ – Nevil Shute

Shute is probably best known for his novels A Town Like Alice, Requiem for a Wren and his post-apocalyptic novel On The Beach, but he wrote a good many others ranging from early thrillers such as Marazan and So Disdained, … Continue reading

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A Book of Silence – Sara Maitland

Exactly what it says on the tin – a book about Maitland’s long search for and attempts to live in silence. I found it interesting, though she looks at things largely from the viewpoint of a committed Christian, and therefore … Continue reading

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