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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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    Here are two very different books but both are liable to bring a smile to your face, although for the WTF Knits it may be a bit of a grimace when you see that someone, for whatever reason has knitted a scene of a patient in bed vomiting over the doctor! Enough of the happy stuff.

    Cute Emergencies by Tony Heally


    The happy book, ...
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    A book for those with strong stomachs.

    A brutal police procedural novel, set in the city of Bishkek in the state of Kyrgystan.

    Graphic descriptions of corpses are interspersed with descriptions of life in a corrupt, snowy place. Illegal drug use and prostitution ...
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    This is the story of Jane Eyre as you have never read it before. Jane Stubbs has subtly and engagingly retold the events at Thornfield Hall in a new way perfect for today: the language in keeping with the setting but accessible to the modern reader, the story weaving effortlessly above and below stairs in a way to make Downtown Abbey jealous. If you haven’t read Jane Eyre, or seen any of the film adaptations, you could still enjoy this book but I think you wouldn’t understand how great it is. ...

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