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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – February

Best Read: The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – February

  Peace by Garry Disher. The title is of course ironic, because Constable Paul Hirschhausen, manning a small police station in country South Australia, is pretty much run off his feet. The nature of country policing is that, if you … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – January

Best Read:  The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter  A mysterious kidnapping. On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – December

  Only: a singular memoir by Caroline Baum. Baum is the only child of Austrian parents who were traumatised by their Jewish family’s experiences during the Hitler regime, and on settling in England felt driven to make the best life … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – November

Best Read: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn 1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther’s prison but … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – November

  See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill. In 2014, young Luke Batty was bashed to death, in broad daylight, by his father. The nation was shocked into having a closer look at domestic abuse, which had tended … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Books of the Month – October

Best Read: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists. Manhattan, Paris, 1942: When Jessica May’s successful modelling career is abruptly cut short, … Continue reading

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