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    The heart warming story of WW11’s only canine prisoner of war.


    Inspired by a photograph of a beautiful liver and white English pointer being awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal - known as the animal VC - author Damien Lewis decided to research and subsequently write the story of Judy who was regarded as ‘a dog in a million’.
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    The killing room centres around Sandro Cellini his wife Luisa and Giuli, whom they have chosen for themselves as an adoptive daughter. After taking or rather being pushed into early retirement from the police force Sandro is offered the head of security position within the brand new and illustrious Palazzo San Giorgio after his predecessor is found brutally murdered. The Palazzo San Giorgio hides dark secrets behind its beautiful walls, the echoes of a dark past from the walled up torture room unearthed during the excavations as well as those of it's wealthy inhabitants. As each of these residents with their enviable lifestyles are targeted one by one, in disturbing ways, Sandro must walk in a dead man's shoes to track the taint to its source.
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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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    When I first received this book, I was a little concerned as historical novels really are not my normal reading material, however, I decided to give it a go with an open mind, and I'm really glad I did.

    The story of Elizabeth 1, the virgin Queen, a Protestant Queen seen by the Catholics as a traitor and a heretic in a patriarchal society where men subjugate women. This woman, Queen by birth and not by choice, who is afraid of a Catholic uprising to remove her from the throne and in her place put Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic Queen, constantly looking over her shoulder for would be assassins and never at ease.
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    I was not too sure what it said about my reviews, or attitudes, when I found out the title of the book I had been allocated on an ad hoc basis, rather than the more usual requests that issued from me on such subject matter as chocolate, politics or light novels. I didn’t know whether to be offended at the thought that I was well placed to review this book (Victorian implies old and uptight…..) or laugh out loud at the thought that the subtitle, which reads Desire & Deviance in the 19th Century, had lodged itself mysteriously in the mind of the book allocator and they thought that I would have the correct ‘take’ on it – whatever that might mean!

    Whatever the truth of the thought processes that brought this book to my attention, I found that my preconceived ideas about what it would contain were well and truly flung out of the window – even if I was unsure of my fellow commuters reaction to such a book title at 6am. Mind you, it might well have set them up for the day!

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