Monthly Archives: August 2007

Susannah’s Garden by Debbie Macomber

We first see a glimpse of Susannah in Back on Blossom Street. This is the story of Susannah, life before the flower shop, with her husband Joe, daughter Chrissie, her recently widowed mother Vivian, not to mention a whole pile … Continue reading

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Puppet Maker by P M Mason

I had seen a review of this book in a copy of the Pharmaceutical Journal several years ago. I recently purchased this one and devoured in about 2 days! Arnis is a widower, with two grown up sons who lives … Continue reading

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The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede

This was an incredibly inspiring and thought provoking book. The kindness displayed by the population of Gander to so many people who were passengers on the planes that could not enter US air space is overwhelming. I was touched by … Continue reading

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1940s Day at Ramsey

We visited some friends over the weekend in rural Cambridgeshire and were invited along to a 1940s day at Ramsey. Some people dress in 1940s clothes, either civilian or military and others, including myself simply wore modern attire but soaked … Continue reading

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In Search of Henry by Arnold Powell

This book was a page turner. Written on almost two levels, Firstly set in Baltimore 1916 is the story of Henry, a young man of Jewish faith, who migrates with his widowed mother from England to the US to be … Continue reading

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Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

It was an interesting concept, and written in an interesting style, encouraging Iranian women to share and discover things about taboo subject matter. Although not the best book I had read recently, it was a book that I did manage … Continue reading

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Ancestors by Paul Crooks

“A moving tale of a black British family that travels through the ages from slavery and beyond” was the review written by Bonnie Greer,of the Guardian. I saw this reviewed a while ago in one of the genealogical magazines. I … Continue reading

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Death on the Family Tree: A Family Tree Mystery by Patricia Sprinkle

Katherine, living on her own during the week because her husband works away with two children who have flown the nest, spends her time with Aunt Lucy. When Aunt Lucy passes away Katherine inherits 10 boxes of her belongings, mainly … Continue reading

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Murder in the Museum by Simon Brett

“Fethering sleuths Carole and Jude return in a wonderful mystery of bitter rivalries and deep-rooted jealousies; Bracketts, an Elizabethan house near the town of Fethering, is about to be turned into a museum. Once the home of celebrated poet Esmund … Continue reading

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