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The Sea Between Us – Emylia Hall

There are few authors whose novels I look forward to as much I do Emylia Hall’s. I read, and adored, her debut – The Book of Summers – a few years ago, eagerly awaited her second – A Heart Bent out of Shape, and was then thrilled to hear via Twitter that she was spending […]

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The Last Act of Love – Cathy Retzenbrink

Last year I met Cathy, author of The Last Act of Love, when we were both on a panel at a Society of Young Publishers conference, discussing how we chose the books we read. I mentioned the influence Twitter often has when it comes to what I read, and thus it seems somewhat fitting that it […]

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The Carousel – Rosamunde Pilcher

When choosing the books to take to Hvar with me – having made the mistake of taking Wuthering Heights and The Counte of Monte Cristo to Dubronik earlier in the year – I deliberately chose easy reads. Thus, as well as taking Precious Thing by Colette McBeth, I also packed The Carousel by Rosamund Pitcher and Miss […]

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Don’t Look Now – Daphne Du Maurier

Frequent followers of my blog will know that I’m a huge fan of Daphne Du Maurier’s; indeed it was reading Rebecca that began my quest to read the Top 100 BBC Reads. And despite the growing piles of books in my fireplace, the additional shelves I’ve had to use to house them, and the fact […]

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The Scapegoat – Daphne Du Maurier

Since reading Du Maurier’s most celebrated novel – Rebecca – I’ve bought every single one of her publications I’ve been able to get my hands on. So much so that I now own four copies of Rebecca, three of Frenchman’s Creek and two of both Jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel – an impressive, though […]

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The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilcher

I was at the supper table with my mum and step-dad, going through The Big Reads, when my mum recommended Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers, insisting I would enjoy it. I looked it up on Amazon but was immediatly put off by the dated front cover which resembled something like a Mills & Boon novel. […]

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Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

I owe a lot to Daphne Du Maurier’s most treasured novel; it was Rebecca, after all, that begun my quest to read the Top 100 BBC Reads. I had just graduated and was interning at a publisher’s in London while still living in Brighton. Browsing the shelves at the Jubilee Library I came across Rebecca […]

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