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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 1

MacLean’s thrillers have often been filmed (perhaps most famous are The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, with their starry casts, though there are others, not so well known), and he sustained a long career with success – though … Continue reading

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Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson

(Black Swan 2010) Kate Atkinson is an author new to me, though I’ve often meant to read her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Started Early, Took My Dog is her eighth novel and the fourth to feature … Continue reading

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The Monk – Matthew Lewis

(Oxford World Classics e-book 2010, originally published 1794) This eighteenth century “Gothic” novel brought its 19-year old author fame and notoriety. In places, it’s almost a pastiche of the genre, and with many moments of comedy amongst the supernatural and … Continue reading

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