The Book Character I Would Most Like to Meet

Page Turners The Book Character Page Turners Would Most Like to Meet A survey for World Book Day asked ‘leading lights of literary luminaries’ to name the characters who gave them the greatest reading pleasure. The list included Pip (Great Expectations), Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Sherlock Holmes (Hound of the Baskervilles etc), Gandalf (Lord of the Rings) and Anne […]

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Page Turners Lockdown Travel Dreams

Readers Transported To Another Time, Space Or Place Another month, another missed Page Turners meeting, as lockdown in Wales continued into June. Part of the restrictions imposed on us all have been travel limitations. However, many books enable readers to be transported to another time, space and/or place and to experience new and different cultures, scenery and people. The Page […]

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Dinner Party Authors

  This month, the Page Turners were asked to suggest which of their favourite authors they would invite to a post-lockdown dinner party and why. May issued her invitation to Jane Austen, author of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Emma’, amongst many others. May would ask her if she wrote romances based on her personal feelings, or because they were popular […]

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Page Turners Was Cancelled!

Page turners was cancelled! Due to the coronavirus the April meeting of the Page turners was cancelled. As there was no discussion possible of the latest book, no review is available. However, it was decided that the Page turners would reflect on the 90+ books that have been read by members over the last few years, and each member would […]

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones This well-written novel highlights the African American community in the Southern States and has been chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favourite books. The story unfolds through the voices of the three main characters: the newly married Roy and Celestial and their mutual friend André, who has known Celestial since infancy. A […]

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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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