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The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club

In The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman turns on its head the perception that retirement homes are places where people sit in chairs all day, apart from shuffling to the dining room and back. Joyce, Elizabeth, Ibrahim and Ron all bring considerable…

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A Promise of Ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

A Promise of Ankles

'A Promise of Ankles' is the latest in Alexander McCall Smith's Scotland Street series. It's a light-hearted update on all the characters from the previous books in the series. Angus and Domenica are occupied by the discovery of a Neanderthal skull which…

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Different Class by Joanne Harris

Different Class

Different Class, by Joanne Harris (of 'Chocolat' fame) is dark, creepy and compelling. It’s not one to pick up if you’re feeling a bit low because it has quite a drag to it, but the main character is engaging and Joanne Harris’…

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The Talented Mr Varg - book review

The Talented Mr Varg

If you like Isabel Dalhousie’s gentle approach to solving mysteries, you will probably also enjoy Varg ­– Alexander McCall Smith’s Swedish detective, who works for the Sensitive Crimes division of the police. Like Isabel, he spends a lot of time in his…

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Longbourn - by Jo Baker


I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Longbourn … reading about the servants’ impoverished lives behind the scenes of the Pride and Prejudice story didn’t immediately grip me, but by the second chapter I was hooked. There’s something about the…

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