Nutshell – By Ian Mcewan

Nutshell – By Ian Mcewan Nutshell is the 14th novel by Ian McEwan and tells a story of murder and deceit: told by the most unlikely narrator, an eavesdropping foetus. It’s an unusual and very different book which divided opinion amongst the Page Turners. Some thought it was bizarre, with McEwan trying too hard to be clever; others thought it […]

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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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