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February 2019
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reviewed: Tearjerker
I've just finished this, with tears running down my face. Of the two, I probably marginally preferred A Boy made of Blocks, b...
Days of Wonder - Keith Stuart
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January 2019
27
reviewed: Cosy mystery.
This was an entertaining, light-weight listen, for lovers of cosy mysteries. I enjoyed the narration by Karen Rose Richter, w...
Tastes Like Murder - Catherine Bruns
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January 2019
20
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reviewed: Life under occupation.
I wasn't quite sure where this book was going, it kind of lacked direction. What it did give though, was a feel for the divid...
Dancing Arabs - Sayed Kashua, Miriam Shlesinger
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January 2019
19
reviewed: One of my favourite reads of 2018.
I had previously read a couple of Mike Gayle books (Dinner for Two and The To-Do-List) and considered them to be Chick-Lit, b...
The Man I Think I Know - Mike Gayle
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January 2019
13
reviewed: Brainwashing.
Well, I could have done without this being a contemporary reselling of Antigone, as I'm really not a fan of rehashing the old...
Home Fire: A Novel - Kamila Shamsie
reviewed: Behind the scenes of a war.
After a slow start, this became an interesting and revealing narrative about the effects of two Gulf wars and the attached sa...
The Baghdad Clock - Shahad Al Rawi
January 2019
12
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reviewed: Book 1 of an ongoing series.
Although I listened to this as an abridged version, it had been well cut and was excellently narrated by William Gaminara, so...
Dead Simple - Peter James
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January 2019
07
reviewed: The origins of Islam.
This was pretty much compulsory reading, considering that I live in the Middle East, and it was a book that has been on my sh...
Mother of the Believers - Kamran Pasha