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Discussion – books by Dornford Yates

I’ve often tried to reason out why I enjoy Dornford Yates’s books so much, since there are things about them which I really don’t approve (Germanophobia, anti-Semitism, appalling attitudes towards the working classes, and so on) – “the school of … Continue reading

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Restoree – Anne McCaffrey

McCaffrey is well known for her series of books set on Pern (Dragonsong, The White Dragon, and so on) as well as several other series of science fiction books (the Crystal Singer books, The Ship Who Sang books, and many … Continue reading

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‘The Railway Detective’ – Edward Marston

Set in 1851, this books starts off with a crime – a train robbery (of £3000 worth of gold sovereigns and post on its way to Birmingham) which leads to the serious injury of the driver, Caleb Andrews, and destruction … Continue reading

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