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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. I’ve 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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    Sigurd and his men (not just Norsemen, but including Danes, Wessex men and Moors), on a voyage to discover riches beyond their wildest dreams in Constantinople, or Miklagard as they call it. To the Norsemen, fame is the only thing that can remain behind after death, and so to embark on such an adventure is sure to bring fame and fortune to all who survive.
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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 1500’s.

    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 1500’s. 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 a great debut novel by Léan Cullinan, written from the first-person perspective of the heroine, Cait Houlihan, and set in Dublin. A recent arts graduate from Trinity, she is now working for a small publishing house while trying to maintain her social life with former fellow students who all seem to be living far more glamorous lives than her, and indulging her hobby by singing in a local choir. She lives in a flat owned by her uncle, for which she pays only nominal rent, and her life and daily routines seem perfectly mundane and ordinary with the tedium occasionally broken by visits to family, with whom she retains close ties.

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