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Katherine – Anya Seyton

I bought Katherine by Anya Seton a couple of years ago, way back when I first decided to read by way through the BBC Top 100. It has since remained unread on my bookshelf, along with many others I am yet to read. So it was a week or so ago that I decided to […]

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The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Almost every person I’ve encountered in the past three weeks is probably aware that I’ve been reading The Count of Monte Cristo. At number 44 on the BBC Big Reads, it’s one of the longest I’ve read to date – though having last night discovered that Dumas was paid by the word, one can certainly […]

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The Thread – Victoria Hislop

Having torn through both The Island and The Return, I was excited to discover that Victoria Hislop had a third novel coming out – this time called The Thread. Hislop excels in conveying a tangible sense of place and is a born storyteller. So enthralled was I with the cobbled streets of Granada and the […]

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Review: The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

  This book, described on its blurb as a “modern day classic” was recommended by my Step-Dad, Anthony, who had read both The Pillars of the Earth and its sequel, A World Without End and is a big fan of Ken Follet’s historical fiction. It was recently made into a serialisation on Channel 4, starring Rufus […]

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Review: The Secret History – Donna Tartt

The Secret History

In amongst the BBC’s Big Read‘s overwhelming list of classics are a few hidden contemporary gems, of which Donna Tart’s The Secret History is one of the most compelling. I was interning at John Murray Publishers shortly after graduating and asked the girls with whom I was working what their favourite books were; The Secret […]

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Review: The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale

I have a fairly addictive personality when it comes to most things in life – I can never have just one chocolate biscuit, if I find a pair of jeans that fit (a rarity), I buy them in three colours, when I hear a song I like for the first time, I have it on […]

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