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    This is a collection of ten short stories by CJ Box, an international best-seller, I learn from the rear cover. Iíve never read him before, nor do I know much about thrillers apart from Dan Brown. Still, I thought a short story a day would suffice. Then I read the whole thing in two sittings.

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    The Villa Rouge follows Morgan Perincall's life, the threads of which though frayed even before the war, begins to unravel once her husband volunteers for service. Bit by bit Morgan's previous life disintegrates keeping pace with the events developing overseas. Abandoned by her husband Cat, Morgan is left alone in London with her two children. After the children are evacuated into the country the only place Morgan can seek shelter is her childhood home The Villa Rouge, with her father, overly affectionate, war obsessed younger brother and their disagreeable housekeeper. Morgan developed a bit of a reputation for herself when she was a young girl, her marriage and move to London provided an escape from that and she worries that it will return to haunt her when the only distraction from the pain of being separated from her husband and children and the drudgery of running a household is the newly arrived RAF squadron.

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    This book was originally written in French over 30 years ago. The book has now been translated into English for the first time and is the first part of a 13-part series covering religious civil wars that nearly destroyed French society towards the end of the 1500ís.

    The book is written as a journal, conveyed by Pierre de Siorac who is a medic turned spy. In The Brethren he looks back on his childhood, which he spent in rural Perigord in the mid 1500ís. He does this with the use of a diary with which his father (Baron de Siorac) wrote his many thoughts and saved his important correspondence. Thus allowing Pierre to give a detailed picture of his life, and those of his family. Including the scrapes that they got into.

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    This is the story of Jane Eyre as you have never read it before. Jane Stubbs has subtly and engagingly retold the events at Thornfield Hall in a new way perfect for today: the language in keeping with the setting but accessible to the modern reader, the story weaving effortlessly above and below stairs in a way to make Downtown Abbey jealous. If you havenít read Jane Eyre, or seen any of the film adaptations, you could still enjoy this book but I think you wouldnít understand how great it is. ...
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    I was very kindly given Treason's Daughter by Antonia Senior to read and review.

    The story begins in London in 1640, just before the English Civil War breaks out, and it follows a well to do girl called Henrietta through the course of the war, as the civil war affects both her life and those of her loved ones in many different ways.
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