Midland – James Flint

It has been a while since I read a book like this. A sprawling family saga, jumping back and forth between the decades of events that shaped the lives of its characters but also taking its time to tell a story. The families of the Wolds and the Nolans are brought together by the death …

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The Foundling – Stacey Halls

A pure delight for the fans of historical fiction. Based in 18th century London, introducing us to all levels of society through a story of a stolen child.  The Cosmopolitan recommends the author as ‘the new Hilary Mantel’, and while I haven’t read Mantel, this recommendation coming from this specific magazine is enough to make …

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Adrian Mole. The Cappuccino Years – Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole is a character that accompanied the British public for thirty years. First introduced in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ published in 1982, Adrian grew and developed throughout the subsequent decades, while also becoming the chronicler of the societal changes happening in the United Kingdom. I remember I read the …

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The Naming of the Dead – Ian Rankin

My chaotic relationship with Inspector Rebus continues. This is also the last of my October Cyprus vacation crime-reading spree. The others were: The Winner by David Baldacci, Camino Island by John Grisham, Run Away by Harlan Coben, Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré (who sadly recently passed away), The Whistler by John Grisham and In The Woods by Tana French. October …

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