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  • #40959

    Laura
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    If you like Rosamunde Pilcher novels you will probably enjoy Marcia Willett’s books.

    They’re very’ English’ novels, family saga stuff, I’m just finishing the trilogy about the Chadwick family and don’t want it to end!

    #41094

    Doreen
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    Have read Victoria Hislop`s 4 books the

    ” The Island” ” The Return ”
    ” The Thread ” & ” The Sunrise ”
    These books taught me a lot & Im very sorry she doesnt seem to be writing anymore.
    her books are based mainly in the Greece islands & Spain . these books I will read again.

    #41101

    anniekat
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    Yes, Doreen, I’ve read all her books and learned a lot!

    X

    #41102

    Christine
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    I’ve read two anthologies of short stories by women writers edited by Victoria Hislop, but so far nothing by her, but will now look out for her novels.

    I’ve just read Neil Bartlett’s The Disappearance Boy, having not read anything by him before. It’s set in 1950s Brighton in the not quite respectable world of variety, and the boy of the title is a young man, an orphan, who is a magician’s assistant. It’s really good.

    Christine

    #41123

    DavidWirral
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    I love Patricia Cornwell books there is a serious of books I think there are about 18 of them about a pathologist the characters name is Kay Scarpetta they are tense but cant put one down once I pick it up. The latest one is depraved heart but I would recommend starting with some of the earlier ones as this is were the characters are formed,having said that you quickly become aware of who is who. Dave

    #41821

    cheekychic41
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    Hi everyone , I would like to introduce my first novel ‘No Sanctuary’

    I have written it in between flare ups so it has taken a while to come into fruition!
    It’s a Glasgow murder/mystery and I have been getting good feedback so far…

    What happens when two friends become entwined in someone else’s problem ?

    When you believe in something so strongly and have faith in the sanctuary given, only for your very belief to be put to the test ……

    Where do you turn ?

    Who do you turn to ?

    AND

    Who can you trust ?

    Available now on Amazon Kindle and paperback !

    #43927

    anniekat
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    Hi All,

    It’s ages since we started this topic, so I thought I’d bring it up to the top again.

    So can anybody recommended a good book to read?

    I’m re-reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. I’m enjoying it more the second time around! It would make a good – if a bit disturbing – film.

    Any other avid readers out there. It takes my mind off my pain.

    Annie x

    #43928

    Christine
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    I love her The Secret History, and have read it several times, but haven’t come across this one. I’ll look out for it.

    I read and re-read all the time! Thank goodness for libraries.

    Christine

    #43933

    Laura
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    Glad this topic is back as I love reading!

    I’ve finished reading all Ann Baker family saga books, and am now going through Anna Jacobs’ books. Also trying a new genre for me, a thriller set in wartime England entitled An Empty Death by Laura Wilson.

    I find reading a great distraction from pain and often get up at night and reading helps me sleep again.

    Our local library has been doing a survey of what people like and don’t like… don’t trust the council and am hoping they won’t close it, I’ll be on the barricades if they even think about shutting it down!

    #43934

    Christine
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    I hadn’t heard of Laura Wilson before, but I see that she’s been compared to Barbara Vine, which is a great recommendation!

    Christine

    #43947

    Christine
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    Just finished rereading Jill Dawson’s The Great Lover, a novel about Rupert Brooke. Though based on fact, it is a novel. I like it because that is a period I’m interested in, and it’s an ingenious idea.

    Recently I read Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending (because I saw the film). I would recommend both the novel and film. On the surface nothing much happens, but underneath…it’s hard to describe without giving away the plot, but it all starts when the main character receives an unexpected legacy. He then finds that certain events happened in the past which he doesn’t recall, or didn’t know about.

    #43950

    anniekat
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    Hi Christine,

    I’ll put them both on my ‘to read’ list!

    I prefer Barbara Vine when she writes as Ruth Renewal. Sadly she’s died, so no more of either.

    I love Val McDermid’s books too.

    Annie x

    #43955

    Christine
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    I saw Val McDermid at a crime writers’ festival a few years ago. She’s very funny in person. I find some of her books a bit too gory, but liked the television adaptations I’ve seen.

    Christine

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