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Armadale by Wilkie Collins

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

First Published: 2011 by Faber and Faber My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “We adult females do not weep quite as often as some novelists would have you believe; we tend to be made of sterner stuff.” Thoughts: This, … 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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Victim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally

First Published: 1977 by William Collins Sons & Co. (Sceptre 2nd ed. 1994) My copy: Bought second-hand in paperback Memorable quote: “We’re in a unique position. It is far less dangerous to let the criminal escape than to admit the … Continue reading

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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

Translated from Russian by George Bird First published: 1996 (English translation Harvill ed 2002) My copy: bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: ‚ÄúSomething was wrong with his life, he thought, walking with downcast eyes. Or life itself had changed, and … Continue reading

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Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

Published: 2011 by Atlantic Books My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “In Russia,’ Steve said, ‘there are no business stories. And there are no politics stories. There are no love stories. There are only crime … Continue reading

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