Seven Good Reads

  This month, we each reviewed a book of our own choice that we had enjoyed. ‘The tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris. This book is based on the real life of Lale Sokkolov a survivor of Auschwitz, interviewed by Heather Morris. It is the love story of Lale and Gita, who met in the concentration camp. Lale’s role as […]

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THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French

  THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French This book is fifth in the Dublin Murder Squad series and although some of the characters can be found in previous novels, it can be read as a stand alone. Following the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of a teenage boy, Chris Harper, in the grounds of St.Kilda’s School for Girls on the […]

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A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

  As the Page Turners gathered for their final meeting of 2018, they received a warm welcome from their hostess and discussions were started whilst sipping mulled wine or buck’s fizz. The book on offer in December, A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks was not so warmly received by the majority of the book club members. A Week in […]

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Lincoln in the Bardo

  Lincoln in the Bardo is a 2017 experimental novel by American writer George Saunders. The bulk of the novel, which takes place over the course of one single evening, is set in the bardo: an intermediate space between life and rebirth. The book received widespread critical acclaim and won the Man Booker Prize in 2017. The widespread critical acclaim […]

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The Essex Serpent

  THE ESSEX SERPENT by Sarah Perry This beautifully written historical fiction is set in 1893 in London and rural Essex. It was Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and nominated for both The Women’s Prize and the Costa Book Award. Cora is recently widowed from an unhappy and abusive marriage. Throughout her husband’s illness, she was supported by Doctor […]

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