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    This novel was written by an experienced American author, with twelve novels and eight collections of short stories to his name.

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    Augusta Price is a washed-up TV star who starts the novel kicked out of rehab- yet again- for sneaking pills and booze. She doesn't even know the name of the nurse who has been tending her for the week. Augusta is enjoying a minor return to the headlines because of her recently released memoir, and she hopes to capitalise on its success to re-launch her career. However, the memoir is a sham. Her memories, unreliable due to countless blackouts and benders, are edited and embellished past any resemblance of what she thinks might be the truth. Augusta has no guilt over this, asserting that a story is only important for its entertainment value, and Augusta is nothing if not entertaining.

    She has a chance encounter with the other main character, a young writer named Frances. Frances has fled her parents’ affluent lifestyle in California to strike out on her own in London and writes for a magazine. Right after Frances interviews Augusta, the magazine is bought out. Frances loses her job and her fledging hopes of something more with her boss, an unlikely object of anyone’s affections but for some reason, the focus of Frances’s romantic aspirations.

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    Soldiers’ Daughters revolves around two girls that grew up as best friends, both Officer's children. They ultimately lead very different lives up until they meet up again at Sandhurst. From there the book takes you through the various trials and tribulations of their time at Sandhurst and beyond.

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    The Templar Inheritance
    follows on from The Templar Prophecy, and sees John Hart, a photojournalist, become caught in the aftermath of an Iraqi car bomb. Together with his guide and translator, Nalan Abuna, John must travel through the dangerous borderlands of Iran and Iraq in his search for the lost copper scroll of Solomon.

    Moving back in time to the 12C, disgraced Templar Knight, Johannes von Hartelius, facing his execution, conceals the secret of Solomon’s treasure within his last confession. What then follows is a thrilling adventure which flips backwards and forwards in time in order to reveal secrets which have remained hidden for centuries.

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    Book review for Rear Party & ARRSE by Copepod & Copepod's Aunt, who served in WRAF during Cold War

    The heart of this book is a collection of over 150 colour photographs selected from a single collection of around ten thousand photographs held by Imperial War Museum. The photographs were created between 1952 and 1969 by the Air Ministry's [became MoD's] Photography and Reproduction Board [PRB], which were deposited in MoD Ministry of Defence's Negative Library. Only a small percentage were published, and the photographs remained largely unknown until transferred to Imperial War Museum in 2005. The author, a specialist image archivist, does an excellent job in explaining topics and each photograph with solid information and interpretation. ...

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