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She Rises by Kate Worsley

Published: 2013 by Bloomsbury My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “When you stopped and pointed to where the estuary meets the sea, showed me how, when the tide is on the turn, the movement of the water stills. Watch, … Continue reading

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My Lady’s Money by Wilkie Collins

First Published: 1877 in the Illustrated London News My copy: Free download on Kindle Memorable quote: “Suspect, in this case, the very last person on whom suspicion could possibly fall.’ Thoughts: One of my ongoing goals is to read the … Continue reading

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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Published: 2009 by Canongate Books My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “He hoped that all understanding might be as simple as a matter of scale. If a man had not a week, not a year, not even a … Continue reading

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Pure by Andrew Miller

Published: 2012 by Sceptre My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “For his part, Jean-Baptiste prefers not to think of bones as having owners, names. If he has to start treating them as former people, farriers, … Continue reading

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According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge

First Published: 2001 by Little, Brown & Company My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: The reality of Johnson…his shabby clothing and too small wig with its charred top-piece, his tics and mutterings, his propensity to … Continue reading

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