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A book review: Rebecca

TITLE: Rebecca AUTHOR: Daphne du Maurier PUBLISHED: 1938 Whilst in Monte Carlo working as a companion to a wealthy woman our unnamed narrator meets the much older and very handsome Mr de Winter. They are married and heading for his estate: Manderley. But our protagonist is not his first wife, she is the second Mrs de Winter and… Continue reading A book review: Rebecca

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Is a collection of short stories bound to bring disappointment?

When I ask this I am referring to a collection of short stories by multiple authors. I don't personally read a lot of short story collections, in fact, the only one that comes to mind is Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, which you can read my review for here if you haven't already and would… Continue reading Is a collection of short stories bound to bring disappointment?

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A book review: The Testaments

TITLE: The Testaments AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood PUBLISHED: 2019 Following on from Atwood's hugely popular novel The Handmaid's Tale, this sequel returns us to the dystopian world of Gilead. The familiar themes of oppression and life within a totalitarian state are present, but viewed through the eyes of three differing perspectives. These are Agnes: a young girl… Continue reading A book review: The Testaments

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A book review: A Touch of Death

TITLE: A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy #1) AUTHOR: Rebecca Crunden PUBLISHED: 2017 I received an electronic copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. My thanks goes to the author for the opportunity to review this book. It's 1000 years into the future and the last of humanity… Continue reading A book review: A Touch of Death