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    A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String
    by Joanne Harris is a wonderful collection of interlinked short stories. They link to each other as well as to her other published works. Sometimes going as far as being a sequel other times a simple nod and cameo appearances. These short stories cover a variety of themes rather than being a collection of thrillers or love shorts, which alongside the fact that each is about 10 pages in length, maintained my interest even on my most distracted of days. From little old ladies causing mischief to train station cafés and the strong lure of the internet and social networks, this book covers a little bit of just about everything and adds an unexpected twist.

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    This book is third in the Lucy Morgan series, starring the author’s interpretation of the Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s sonnets as a black Lady-in-Waiting to Elizabeth I. It’s advertised as a drama with romance, and I was very much looking forward to reading it. What a premise! Don’t worry if you haven’t read “The Queen’s Secret or “His Dark Lady, the author engages us with a whole new story and full descriptions of who we see where and why.

    Lucy Morgan is a woman living at court surrounded by glittering ladies, strutting courtiers, and inescapable political intrigue. Lucy is the ward of Master Goodluck, a master spy often working away to further England’s interests, and she is secretly in a love affair with William Shakespeare who is married to someone else. Other familiar faces abound: Kit Marlowe, Robert Dudley the Earl of Leicester, even Sir Walter Raleigh; it’s like a who’s who of interesting historical people.

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    On Friday at 10:00, The Undertaking by Audrey Magee arrived on my desk, and I picked it up to have a quick browse of the first few pages over my lunch break. Twelve hours later, I closed the book, turned on my laptop, and had no idea how to convey what I had just experienced.

    This book is a World War Two drama. It follows the lives of Katharina, a young woman living in Berlin, and Peter, a German soldier fighting on the eastern front. Peter and Katharina are married long-distance via the marriage bureau. Peter has done it for the Honeymoon leave, while, if she becomes a widow, Katharina gets his pension. On this calculated arrangement, Peter comes to claim his bride.

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    This book revolves around a lady by the name of Vanessa Munroe. She is an undercover information gatherer. Not just any information gatherer, a lone ranger that gathers covert information for anyone that will pay her.

    The book starts where Vanessa is just winding down a job when she gets the call to take on a job to find information on a missing oil tycoon’s daughter. From there you are taken on a journey through deepest darkest Africa. Along the way you learn about Vanessa’s past, her present and what makes her tick.

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    We have been sent notification of a tour guide app for Hadrian’s Wall which some of you may find interesting. The app is not expensive at £1.99 and details for purchase are given below. Whether for a Battlefield Tour of the Wall or just for interest sake, this app should be quite useful and handy.







    Hadrians Wall Country - Launches
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