Monthly Archives: November 2012

Book of the Week 26th November 2012 – 2nd December 2012

Gone Missing by Linda Castillo  Three teenagers have vanished from Ohio’s Amish country. The only thing they have in common, other than their religion, is they are keen to leave the Plain Life. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called … Continue reading

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Stardust by Carla Stewart

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but I just couldn’t pass this by. Stardust is set in 1950’s Texas, where polio is rife. Georgia Peyton has just buried her husband, and by chance has also inherited the … Continue reading

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Book of the Week 19th November – 25th November 2012

Lawless by Matt Bondurant The Bondurant Boys were notorious gangster brothers who ran liquor though Franklin County during Prohibition. LAWLESS is their story. Based on the true account of Matt Bondurant’s grandfather and two granduncles, this is a gripping tale … Continue reading

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Camel libraries improve literacy in Kenya

At a village square in Kalkach, nine kilometres from Wajir town, librarians command two camels to kneel down. Nearby under an acacia tree, a group of enthusiastic children and adults watch as the librarians unload wooden boxes full of books. … Continue reading

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Book of the Week 12th November – 20th November 2012

The Black Box by Michael Connelly  In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally … Continue reading

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Gorgonize – Use it in a Sentence

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A book based on the real Downton Abbey…..

Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey : the lost legacy of Highclere Castle by the Countess of Carnarvon So the new series of Downtown Abbey has started back on TV, if you enjoy this sort of thing then you … Continue reading

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Literary Consolation Prizes

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Book of the Week 5th November – 11th November 2012

A Trail of Fire by Diana Gabaldon Four extraordinary stories featuring characters from the bestselling Outlander Series In LORD JOHN AND THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES, Lord John Grey is posted to Jamaica to assist the Governor as he faces a … Continue reading

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Deon Meyer & the Bennie Griessel series

Born in 1958 Deon Meyer is one of South Africa’s top thriller writers. He writes                    hard-hitting crime fiction, some of which feature retired policeman Bennie Griessel. Some say he has done for Afrikaans crime fiction , what Henning Mankell did with … Continue reading

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