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REVIEW: Bumped – Megan McCafferty

(Corgi 2011) I’d been meaning to read Bumped for ages, having previously read and enjoyed McCafferty’s excellent Jessica Darling series, to which I was introduced by my sister back when Sloppy Firsts was first out in 2001. Bumped is quite … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Too Much – G. K. Chesterton

(Project Gutenberg e-text 2004, originally published in 1922*) This rather surprised me by being a collection of short stories rather than a novel (I was expecting something more like The Man Who Was Thursday), all connected by the presence of … Continue reading

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A Very British Coup – Chris Mullin

(Serpent’s Tail 2010, originally published 1982) In this speculative story of political skullduggery, Chris Mullin (a Labour MP, though not when he wrote the book) shows how Britain might have been. The book begins with the 1989 general election in … Continue reading

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