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A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

(e-book, originally published 1859) My track record with Dickens isn’t great: I’ve managed to finish only Great Expectations of his novels, and that’s only because I had to read it at school for GCSE*. I’ve previously started, and failed to … Continue reading

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‘The Curse of Chalion’ and ‘Paladin of Souls’ – Lois McMaster Bujold

Many readers may know Bujold through her series of SF novels featuring Miles Vorkosigan (I’ve read three of this series, Shards of Honor, Barrayar and Ethan of Athos), but these two books of hers are set in a fantasy world … Continue reading

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The Mask of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler

I’d heard of Eric Ambler before, seen his books in second-hand shops, known him as a writer of thrillers, but never read any of his novels. The Mask of Dimitrios begins prosaically by introducing Charles Latimer, the novel’s protagonist, and … Continue reading

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Matter – Iain M. Banks

One of Banks’ ‘Culture’ novels, Matter is set primarily on a spendidly-realised Shellworld – a gigantic constructed planet with several levels, each of which is connected to the others by means of Towers, but each of which is lit by … Continue reading

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