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Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue


If you want to read about the gritty side of life in 18th century England, then Slammerkin is an eye opener. As a diehard fan of Jane Austen, it’s easy for me to believe life in Georgian/Regency England was as sweet as a rosebud. From my teenage years to my mid-20s I romanticised about this […]

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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


  If you love your pet as much as a family member then this story will move you. I didn’t think much of Water for Elephants when I watched it as a film. Although I enjoyed the exotic circus scenes of the 1930s, I wasn’t swept up by romance between Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon’s […]

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Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica


    You’ll relate to Heidi from Pretty Baby if you’ve ever hankered for a baby. I’m blessed with a little boy and a little girl, a perfect pigeon pair. So I should be satisfied. Certainly, from a practical and financial perspective it doesn’t make sense to have another baby. Medically, it’s inadvisable. I had […]

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