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Brighton Rock

Set in the resort town of Brighton, England, this book is hailed as one of Greene’s masterpieces. The story opens with the character of Fred (Charles) Hale, hovering along the seafront in the certainty that he is about to be
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WHATEVER IT IS, I DON’T LIKE IT

“It is, in general, a wonderful thing to run into any of the large birds, as long as they don’t mean ill by you.  You wouldn’t want to find yourself alone on a bridge with a Cassowary, for example…” I
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LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE

“A scrunch of gravel; the motor car gently stopped, and exactly as it did the front door opened, casting a panel of light at my feet. Once inside the butler took charge of me…” Like the butler, Nancy Mitford’s light
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ISABEL ALLENDE – PORTRAIT IN SEPIA

I should have PAID ATTENTION to the sepia part of the title of this book, as it’s emblematic. Published in 2001, the novel is a sequel-ish offering to Allende’s Daughter of Fortune. The plot follows the life of the granddaughter – Aurora del
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NOURISHMENT – BOOK

Nourishment by Gerard Woodward This book started with a really promising premise – a prisoner of war (WWII) asks his wife to write him a ‘dirty letter’.   His seemingly decent and moralistic wife, Tory Pace, struggles with this request until
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