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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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    This is the story of Buster's tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007 / 08. Buster is an English springer spaniel, trained to detect explosives and ammunition, with previous service in Bosnia under his collar. AES or Arms and Explosives Search is his trade.

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    A Woman Living in the Shadow of the Second World War:
    Helena Hall's Journal from the Home Front. Edited by Linda Grace & Margaret Nicolle.

    Miss Helena Hall lived in the village of Lindfield, which was in East Sussex until local government reorganisation in 1974. She was sixty six years old when World War Two started. She was a skilled artist, flag maker and embroiderer before moving to Lindfield in 1920, where she continued these crafts and became involved in many aspects of village life, including being librarian and member of Women's Institute, Bonfire Society, Horticultural Society and amateur dramatics.
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    Martina Cole is a premier league writer, if you haven't already read something of hers then there is a good chance you will have seen one of her tv adaptions. Dangerous Lady, The Jump, The Take and The Runaway have all been adapted into popular tv dramas.

    The Good Life is another excellent read, it wonderfully illustrates the price paid for getting what you want - for living the good life. ...
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    This book tells the story of ‘Wild’ Willy Fraser through the course of World War One. Rather like Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe series, Long has crafted an imaginary character who experiences most of the important bits of the entire conflict. We are with him before war is declared, and we stay with him (and a few other recurring characters, some fictional, some historical) through the horrors of the trenches to the plot’s resolution.

    Through a complicated back story, William Fraser ends up fighting for the Belgian army where he meets his good friend, the recently married Claude Traverner. While they endure the bombardment of the revolutionary German shells, Claude tells William of his wonderful new wife. Predictably, Claude dies, leaving the photo of his wife and the woman herself to William’s protection. After more elaborate chance and destiny (not to mention a two year narrative jump!), William has assumed his friend’s identity and taken a position as a balloonist, one of the most dangerous roles in WWI. Then one day, the fate of Claude’s wife is suddenly in William’s hands, and he has to do whatever he can to save her. ...

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