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    The Stolen Queen is a historical fiction based on the life on Isabelle of Angouleme. At the age of twelve and on the eve of her wedding to Hal of Lusignan, she is stolen away in the night and married instead to King John of England in a political coup engineered by her family. Yet all is not what it seems, and her marriage ...
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    This book is largely a result of the chance discovery of a chocolate box of letters, discovered in an attic many years after the Cyprus Emergency, 1955 – 5. The letters were written to his family by a National Service soldier, who served in the Suffolk Regiment, just before it amalgamated with the Royal Norfolk Regiment to form the Royal East Anglian Regiment.

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    Gallipoli tells the story of Sarah Winwood and five other newly enlisted sisters in the Australian Army Service of to do their bit for their boys in the distant war. The sisters all set sail with little idea of what lies in store for them. With heads full of ideas of adventure they land in Egypt their duties interspaced around trips to the pyramids, invitations to dinner and taking tea. It is only when they board the hospital ship Gascon that the true and abject horror of the injuries of the First World War are revealed to them. They must face wave after wave of brutally injured men and boys, many of whom they had last seen in Egypt. With little to no equipment, supplies or room they work tirelessly to save those that can be saved and where there is time comfort those that cannot. Through all of this the sisters still have to do battle with the fact that they are women in a male dominated environment. It is a story of strong emotions where humour and love can shine through the darkest of clouds.

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    This books is as it’s title suggests is a story about a boy and his friend who become involved with a girl who is dying.

    It is set around senior year in an American high school and examines the lifestyle of the boys Greg and Earl, their diverse backgrounds and their love of obscure German fantasy action films. This shared enthusiasm prompts the boys to begin making films of their own.

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    A good story, with plenty to entice the reader to continue. The story is told in two voices: a narrator and Hendrickje, a girl from a provincial Calvinist home, who joins Rembrandt's household as a maid. Five years on from the death of Rembrandt's wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, he is still suffering grief and seeking peace – not unexpectedly, of course. Hendrickje observes his intimacy with Geertje, his housekeeper, and much of what follows is a result of her reactions to the event and observation. Interwoven with the personal stories of Rembrandt and his household is much detail of life and art in 17th century Amsterdam. This makes for a satisfying and enjoyable read.

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