The Sealwomans Gift by Sally Magnusson

The Sealwomans Gift by Sally Magnusson These are some of our comments about this book, the debut novel for Sally Magnusson. Beautifully written, loved this book, rich in wording, descriptions superb, incredible quality of writing, lots of humour even in dire circumstances, superb language, clear storylines, based on a historical event which makes it particularly interesting, no unrealistic ending. So […]

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FALLING ANGELS by Tracey Chevalier.

FALLING ANGELS Tracey Chevalier. This novel tells the story of two families, covering a period from the end of the Victorian and into the Edwardian eras. The author highlights the many social changes through this decade, including the customs and etiquette of mourning and the beginnings of the suffragette movement. The Colemans and the Waterhouses first meet at a cemetery […]

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Miss Garnet’s Angel

  Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers The book contains two stories running in parallel, linked by the Angel Raphael. In one, Julia Garnet comes to Venice and gradually transforms from a lonely spinster, to become a sociable retired lady. The transformation is brought about by her growing love of Venice and its art, and her friendship with a variety […]

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Educated by Tara Westover

  Educated by Tara Westover Tara was raised in a Mormon survivalist home in rural Idaho. The book is a memoir of her life within this family and how she escaped to become ‘educated’. Tara and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but according to the government she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a […]

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Tombland by C J Sansom

Tombland by C J Sansom This is the seventh novel in the series featuring the lawyer, Matthew Shardlake. Set in the summer of 1584, Tombland weaves a murder mystery around the Kett uprising in East Anglia. John Boleyn is accused of murdering his wife Edith so the Lady Elizabeth (Queen to be) takes an interest in the case leading to […]

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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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