The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Tweet Addition: E-book and audiobook Genre: Classics Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Ebenezer Scrooge has always hated Christmas, but in this particular Eve, he’s given another reason to be wary of the holiday: the ghost of Jacob Marley comes to visit! Clad in heavy […]

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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Tweet Addition: Paperback Genre: Gothic fiction Published: 1935 Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Her mother’s dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman’s warning echoing in her memory, Mary […]

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Currently Reading 26th April 2012

Tweet Katie’s Reading: Currently Reading I am still reading: The Cookbook For A New Europe by Richard Segal To serve society or humanity? It’s been fourteen years since the basketball-mad detective Fran Obrien captured the urban bomber Lavi, who has since moved to Spain and […]

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Silas Marner by George Eliot

Tweet REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Illustrated e-book Genre: Classics Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard […]

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A Few Favourite Things…

Tweet I saw these questions over at The Diary of a Domestic Goddess, and thought I would answer them too! 1. Who is your all-time favourite author, and why? My favourite all time author is Roald Dahl. I love his books. They gave me hours […]

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Tweet Genre: Mystery/crime Addition: Paperback (own copy) Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is a series of short stories about a detective Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including […]

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What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

Tweet Synopsis from Librivox: What Katy Did is a children’s book written by Susan Coolidge, the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey. It follows the adventures of Katy Carr and her family, growing up in America in the 1860s. Katy is a tall, untidy tomboy, […]

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The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tweet Synopsis: When Sara Crewe, the seven-year-old daughter of a rich and loving father, arrives at her new school in London from India, she is nicknamed the Little Princess by her classmates. She has all the comfort and fine things she could want, but she […]

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Tweet Waterstones Synopsis: When a huge cyclone transports Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, she fears that she will never return home again. She and three friends she meets along the way make their way to the Emerald […]

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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Tweet Waterstones Synopsis: Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, […]

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