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    This book opens in italics with a man taking a walk through Central Park in the winter, stripping off all of his clothes until he’s naked in the snow taking his walk. Then, still in italics, he is taken to a police station and interviewed. It is during this interview he begins to tell his tale; the font goes into regular and the story begins.

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    This review is a long time coming, because this book was a long time reading!

    This is a biography of Nancy Mitford, the eldest of the six notorious Mitford sisters. As an American, I didn’t know anything about them, and as somebody with an interest in the inter-war years, I was fascinated to learn. I started by brushing up on their respective Wikipedia pages, just to give myself a grounding, then I dove in, eager to learn more. That eagerness did not last.

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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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