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  • #38455

    rdolly
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    Any books by Harlan Coben, a great mystery writer, and his books are page turners, just brilliant.

    #39369

    anniekat
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    I’ve just read ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins. I couldn’t put it down – such a good page turner! X

    #39425

    jean
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    I have just read the Throwaway Children, It is about the children that were orphans and sent to live in Australia By Diney Costeloe and now I am reading a modern day one of hers called Silverstrand. I can’t put them down.

    #39430

    anniekat
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    Hi Jean,

    I read a book on the same subject. Did you know that some of these kids were given to Catholics by poor families who were promised the children would ‘have a good life’. The kids were told that their parents had died and were shipped off to Australia. Horrendous.

    Annie x

    #39432

    Navchic
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    Just finished a really good book – fictional but based on WW1. ‘At the going down of the sun’ Very good read.

    #39436

    jean
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    Hi Rose I have read that book and really enjoyed it

    #39456

    susanliang
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    The Crossstitch (Outlander) seies by Diana Gabaldon.

    #40148

    Christine
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    I’ve just started Aren’t We Sisters? by Patricia Ferguson. It isn’t exactly a sequel to The Midwife’s Daughter, but some of the same characters appear and are referred to.

    It’s mainly about how contraception was made available to women in the years after the Great War, and the author’s medical training is again, not obvious, but you can tell that she has a medical background. I’ve made it sound very dreary – but it isn’t!

    Christine

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    Laura
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    I was just thinking it was about time this topic came up again!

    Someone on here recommended Anna Jacob’s books a while ago. She is a new author to me and I have loved the one’s I’ve read so far. I wrote to her via her website and I was emailed a list of the 70 books she’s written, don’t know how long that will take me but never mind.

    I’ve just finished Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher, wonderful book, very long, just loved it and didn’t want it to end.

    #40414

    anniekat
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    I’ve just read Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread. It really took my mind away from my pain for a little while! Another good read is Maggie O’Farrell’s The Hand that once Held Mine. I tried to read this years Booker Prize Winner, but gave up after a couple of pages. It just shows how subjective these competitions are.

    X

    #40415

    Christine
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    I have read the Maggie O’Farrell, and the Anne Tyler is one I’m looking out for at the library.
    Both very good writers (I think).

    Christine

    #40418

    janicepalmer
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    The coffin trail and The cipher garden by Mark Edwards. Have both of them recently. They are best read in order and I did enjoy both of them.

    Janice Palmer.

    #40427

    Susiesunshinethree
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    This book will save your life by AM Holmes is a good distraction read. Some laugh out loud moments and very readable. It’s the second book I’ve read by this author can highly recommend both.

    #40952

    Christine
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    Margaret Drabble was on Woman’s Hour this morning:

    http://bbc.in/1Ws2cML

    I love most of her novels, the early ones especially.

    #40954

    anniekat
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    I used to read Margaret Drabble’s early books. Must try some later ones.

    I’ve discovered Anne Tyler and am now reading some of her earlier books, after reading The Spool of Blue Thread.

    Also I enjoy Lianne Moriarty’s novels.

    Thank heaven for books! This year I’ve started making a list of the books I’ve read.

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