Book Review – June 2017 – Sallie Eden

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Dragged Through Time by Marc Grimston – Published by Create Space, 2016 (available via Amazon) Set in the early years of WWII, this is the follow up to Zio The Hero and features the other “heroes” from […]

Book Review – June 2017 – Sallie Eden

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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson – Published by Bloomsbury in paperback, 2017 I spotted this book on a recent trip to Rye where it’s set. Written by the author of the wonderful Major […]

Book Review – May 2017 – Sallie Eden

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Find Me (before they do) by JS Monroe – Published by Head of Zeus, 2017 Brilliant writing, brilliant characters, brilliant plot. Five years after they met and fell in love, Jar sees Rosa’s face in a […]

Book Review – May 2017 – Sallie Eden

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I Dare You by Murray Bailey – Published by Heritage Books, 2016 Murray Bailey’s debut thriller; clever, gripping and a very welcome read on a long, very long, train journey. Kate’s boyfriend Joe is not all […]

Book Review – April 2017 – Sallie Eden

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The Murder in Romney Marsh by Edgar Jepson – Published for Kindle 2016 (Originally published in 1929) This reads like a slightly old fashioned Agatha Christie, in other words a classic English country house murder mystery, […]

Book Review – Sallie Eden – March 2017

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Mapp and Lucia Rise Again – LC Powell – Available for Kindle To quote the author, “Lucia’s on the climb again…” I’m a tremendous fan of EF Benson’s Mapp and Lucia stories and wish there were more […]

Book Reviews – February 2017 – Sallie Eden

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Harm by Hugh Fraser – Published by Urbane Publications, 2015 Firstly, let me declare that I’m a bit partisan; Agatha Christie is my favourite author and I think Hugh Fraser is the best, the definitive, the […]

Book Review – February 2017 – Sallie Eden

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The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane Kirby – Published by Allen Lane, 2016 The haunting true story of Carmine Menna, a quiet, honest and hard working optician, who, with his wife and six of their friends, […]

Book Review – January 2017 – Sallie Eden

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Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (a personal anthology) By Andrea Camilleri (translated by Stephen Sartarelli) – Published by Picador, November 2016 At this time of year, many of us are in need of comfort food […]

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