Tag: Britain

Aug 09

Book Review: A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark I’d never read anything or heard anything about this author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t always like to read stories about female protagonists set in historical periods, because it often fills me with feminist rage, but Mrs. Hawkins manages to live in the …

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Jun 07

Book Review: In the Labyrinth of Drakes

In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan If this novel had been the same strength as the third one, I would not be eagerly anticipating book #5, but this novel really kicked it up a notch. Politics play a much larger role in this novel, as Lady Trent and Tom Wilkins work with the …

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May 28

Book Review: Ruby Red

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier I thought I’d grown tired of YA fantasy, but apparently I can be wooed back into the fold with time travelers. I got this as an audiobook, and was drawn in by the narrator’s depiction of an average modern British teen who just happens to see ghosts and have a …

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Nov 03

Book Review: It’s What He Would’ve Wanted

It’s What He Would’ve Wanted: A Novel by Sean Hughes If jokes about suicide make you chuckle, then you might enjoy IT’S WHAT HE WOULD’VE WANTED by Sean Hughes. It’s very dark, set in London, and not for the squeamish or demure. Sean Hughes is billed on the back flap as a famous humorous writer. …

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