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Foxglove Summer
Foxglove Summer | Ben Aaronovitch
When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved. It s purely routine Nightingale, Peter s superior, thinks he ll be done in less than a day. But Peter s never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain s most junior wizard after all. Soon Peter s in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear...."
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writerlibrarian
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Weather is terrible. This is the week-end of the Arts and Crafts Fair. I got a really gorgeous painting, a ceramic mug and a time traveler 🧳 made of recycled parts. I'm almost done with Broken Homes. I found the next three books in the series on my shelves. #art #books

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sparrowssavvy
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Getting some reading in on the bus to Delphi. In love with this series

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jfount
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I have now run out of the books in this series that we own; there are two more on order so hopefully they hurry. Might give the graphic novel a spin next...!

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jfount
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Years ago, a friend disrupted her own party to try and find her copy of “Rivers of London” to shove it in my hands when she heard I hadn‘t read it. She couldn‘t find it, and I forgot about it. Unpacking my husband‘s copy seemed like as good a reason to follow up on that recommendation as any! I‘ve absolutely flown through the first four now and have #6 and 7 on order 🥳

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Two girls have gone missing in a country town, and Peter heads out to assist in the search, even if there might not be magic involved.

I love Peter's characterization and growth so much! And watching him deal with the ending of the last book is amazing.

One of my fav things about these books is that I get enough info to guess pieces of the climax, but enough plausible red herrings that I'm still confused on the final shape. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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ChristyM
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Influenza-like illness put a real cramp in my reading over the past two weeks. I couldn‘t focus on this Peter Grant fantasy-mystery like I wanted to. I‘m reading them in order and this was just as enjoyable as the first four - the countryside put a nice twist on the usual London setting. I did miss Nightingale, though.

KathyWheeler I love Nightingale! 9mo
Dragon Love this series. Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 💐 9mo
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SW-T
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Another stellar entry! Unicorns are real 😊
Loved this latest installment of Peter‘s adventures with missing kids, changelings, carnivorous unicorns, and all.

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BooksAtNight
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By this book, I feel Aaronovitch has found his groove and struck the right balance between character development and plot development. This series is typically described as “CSI meets Harry Potter”, which I totally see. A very quick and entertaining read.

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KathyWheeler
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With each book, I like this series more than I previously did. We‘ve always encountered supernatural creatures in this world but I loved this one particularly because we got unicorns and the Fae! Plus Peter is growing and coming into his own as a wizard. I actually finished this over three separate short walks instead of one long one. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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More Peter Grant at the beach — a few more long walks should finish this book. #audiowalk #800in2019goal

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KathyWheeler
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It‘s been doing nothing but raining here for the past few days, so even though it‘s grey, I took the opportunity to walk outside today because it‘s not raining. In this book, Peter Grant is involved in a child abduction case that might possibly have magical origins. #audiowalk

howjessreads I adore this series!! 😍 11mo
Bookishthoughts Get picture! 11mo
KathyWheeler @howjessreads Me too! I love the humor and the characters and the magic. 11mo
KathyWheeler @LazyDays 👍🏼 11mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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‘You said that there‘s weird shit, but it normally turns out to have a rational explanation.‘
‘It does,‘ said Beverley. ‘The explanation is a wizard did it.‘
‘That‘s my line,‘ I said
I love this series 🖤🧙🏻‍♂️

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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I will not start a new book! I will not start a new book!
*bus is late*
"This is Aubible!"
Damn it!! ?

CoverToCoverGirl Let me guess..🤔 you started a new book! 🤣😂🤷‍♀️ 1y
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IrIsFlowerLeaf
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"Well Leominster nick's got vibrating chairs in the rec room." ???

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Swe_Eva
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Caveat: I love urban fantasy, British humor, and odd characters, so this series is perfect for me. That said, this installment is more straightforward that previous books, but you really need to start the series at its beginning. There are evil, sometimes invisible unicorns in this one, if that helps. 😉😂 Oh, and we get a hint of what kind of being The Folly's housekeeper, Molly, might be!

Swe_Eva First installment in the series is called Rivers of London in the UK edition and Midnight Riot in the US. #whoknowswhy 2y
wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! I love urban fantasy & am always looking for new series. 2y
Swe_Eva @wanderinglynn The first one is bery indicative of what's to come, so if you like that one, you're set! 👍🤞 2y
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AWahle I have the first one. Are you saying it needs to move up on my TBR? 2y
Swe_Eva @AWahle It should indeed! 😉 I‘m a little envious of people who get to read these for the first time. 😁 2y
Centique Ahhhh I love this series so much! 2y
MayJasper I have recently finished the first one. Loved it. 2y
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Swe_Eva
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Aah, Molly and her creative cooking skills... 😆😆😆 (But smiling without covering her pointy teeth. 👏)

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Swe_Eva
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One of my favorite series that I try to space out my reading of as much as possible, so it won't ever end. 😉 One can dream... #currentlyreading #urbanfantasy

luvamystery65 I liked that one. I'm currently listening to The Hanging Tree. I absolutely love Peter. 2y
Swe_Eva @luvamystery65 It‘s a fantastic set of characters. Molly tends to be my favorite, but I love them all! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds 😂😂😂 I‘m doing this too!! I have them on my shelf at the moment, just being there. 2y
Swe_Eva @GlassAsDiamonds It just feels so good to have a few books on the shelf that you already know are going to be great! 😄 2y
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Dragon
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Finished this ebook in record time. Peter Grant is a city of London policeman, so he‘s out of his element in this adventure in the countryside. Totally fun! There may be unicorns 🦄

dsfisher I love this series!!! 2y
Dragon Thanks @dsfisher , I‘ve just finished The Hanging Tree and enjoyed it too ! 2y
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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 This Rivers of London installment finds wizard/PC Grant out of The London environs and stomping around the fields of Herefordshire looking for a couple of missing girls...

While not as fast or snarky as past Pete Grant novels, it still has quite a few surprises and a couple of laugh out loud moments 😉

And as always, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, the audiobook narrator is absolutely brilliant.

avalinah I also felt like this one was a little bit different to the other PC Grant stories. I've recently read The Long Way Down though and it's something I can truly recommend - a similar vibe, but the main guy is SO not a goodie two shoes, which makes a pleasant change in this kind of urban fantasy! 2y
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Dogearedcopy
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#HumpDayPost

🍊Simply Orange Juice in an Anchor glass

🍊We‘re watching back episodes of Black Mirror

🍊CR tagged book: Highly recommend in audio (narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith)

🍊Weather right now is cloudy with a wind advisory; 47 degrees Fahrenheit (trending upwards away from snow weather)

🍊Five ear piercings: Three in left ear, two in right; Dating back to the punk era of the early ‘80s

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Continuing my Rivers of London/Peter Grant listening run by starting this one later today. I love Ben Aaronovitch‘s clever writing and Kobna Holbrook-Smith‘s audiobook narration (Really, audio is *the* way to go with this series!)

Absolutely no idea what PC Grant may be up to in this urban fantasy this round, but if the cover is any indication, it looks like it‘s set in Rushpool.

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emmaturi
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So today arrived my last book subscription, not sure if I will continue as seemed a lot of money for only receiving a book! Anyway it was exciting to get it and see which one, plus pray I didn't have it already. So this looks good, like the cover and have never read any of her books. A good choice! #books #bookcovers #redbook #bookmad #tbr #lovetoread

Robothugs What book subscription is it? 2y
emmaturi The Willoughby Book Club! @Robothugs do u know it? 2y
MandaChittles Loved this book! 2y
Robothugs No, I am not familiar with it 🤔 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I found this book very interesting! 2y
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emmaturi
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These are my yellow books and not read any of them yet! There are so many books I never know which ones to read. I depends on my mood! How do you all pick which books to read? #yellowbooks #bookspines #bookcrazy #lovetoread #booknerd

BarbaraBB Some great yellow books over there. I would ignore The Girls and go and read Olive Kitteridge (because i have already read Never Let Me Go) 💛 (edited) 2y
emmaturi Thanks! So The Girls isn't that good then? @BarbaraBB 2y
BarbaraBB I thought it was real weak. But I am the minority I think. 2y
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emmaturi
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Just finished Eleanor & Park, loved it! Now will go on to see what PC Peter Grant is getting up too!! #books #bookcovers #booksand coffee #currentread #lovetoread #bookworm

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dsfisher
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#5 in the PC Grant series. Peter Grant is sent out to investigate the disappearance of two young girls and whether the supernatural is involved. At first it does not appear so but Peter volunteers to stay and help the search. Magical creatures do seem to be involved and Peter must deal with things without his usual back up. Beverley, a river goddess shows up to add to the fun. Nice to see Peter growing into his job.

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annalibris
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I really hope that Aaronovich hurries up and writes more books in this series, because I've only got one more to go, and I don't know what I'll do with myself after that. Other than start in on my mile high pile of other things to read, that is. These are so much fun, I love all of the main characters, and can't wait to find out more about the background of the magic.

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emtobiasz
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Well, I am officially hooked on this series. I've run out of library-available audiobooks, so I have the last copy on hold in print... and I'm working on the comics too. Highly recommended, but do start the series at the beginning!

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emtobiasz
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#audiopacking books. It's is always a little sad to dismantle my shelves, but they won't stay boxed forever!

I'm still blowing through this series, although my library doesn't have the next book on audio so I'm going to have to decide whether to buy it, read it in print, or wait until Overdrive gets it...

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I think this is my favourite book in this series yet! It was fun to get to see Peter a bit out of his element in the countryside and the mystery was juicy. This one was a bit more straight forward police procedural than some of the others, but with: Unicorns! Changelings! Fae! BEVERLY the river goddess!! And your run-of-the-mill child kidnapping. God, Beverly is the best. And so is Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, #audiobook voice actor extraordinaire.

Centique I love this series too. Especially Beverly. 😍😍You summed up my feelings about it EXACTLY - haven't tried the audio though - sounds like I should! 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Centique I ADORE the audio. The narrator has a beautiful voice, amazing acting, and is fantastic at accents and voices. He is virtually flawless. 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Omg, that sex scene with Beverly in the river read perfectly by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith in his beautiful voice. *Fans self* #AwesomeAudiobooks

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brennahawleycraig
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This one wasn't set in London and it was delightfully, wonderfully weird. Also definitely a super interesting style of antagonist (spoiler in comments!).

brennahawleycraig I mean, who doesn't love invisible unicorns that try to stab you with their horn?? 🦄☠️😂 2y
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brennahawleycraig
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Book 5 in the series (and Cosmo) and I'm finally back to being able to use these as challenge books! Book with a season in the title.

#popsugarreadingchallenge2017 #popsugar2017 #catsoflitsy

Dolly Aww sleepy kitty 😻 2y
brennahawleycraig @Dolly he promptly got annoyed at me for putting a book on him! 😹 2y
Dolly Of course! How dare you, it's not like they have all day to sleep. 😂💤💤 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻💤😻 2y
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Runner5ive
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Favourite quote so far:
"Then they found the phones. Both immediately identified as belonging to Nicole and Hannah, both with dead batteries. Since an eleven-year-old is more likely to relinquish a kidney than her mobile phone, the working hypothesis changed from runaway to abduction and that's when the fun really started."

Reggie Lol 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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I just love everything about this series. This is the fourth book, and the best in my opinion.
Best way to sum up the series is to imagine if Harry Potter grew up and joined the police force. The authors love of London bleeds through the pages of every book

BooknerdsLife Love this series! But I'm still waiting to read the forth book! 😭 2y
BooknerdsLife @Jamesfahyauthor can't wait to read this one!!! but the waiting list of the 4th book at my library is insane! *Sigh* 2y
Jamesfahyauthor @BookwormEliza I would normally offer to mail you my copy but it's a signed one so I can't part with it. (I can see if anyone I know has a paperback version they are done with though) let me ask around 👍🏼 2y
BooknerdsLife @Jamesfahyauthor awww Thats so so sweet of you 😱😘💗💗 oh I understand! Id never be able to part with my autographed books either!!! That is precious! 😍 But it's ok...I'll just wait patiently for my library since the shipping will be A LOT to the DownUnder land (where I live) 😫 2y
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avalinah
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The weakest of all PC Grant series so far... But it's still PC Grant. So I'll still say pick. And it's mostly good, just with a weak ending, in my opinion.
Full review: http://avalinahsbooks.space/foxglove-summer-by-ben-aaronovitch/

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rabbitprincess
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My pick for a book with a season in the title. Should read The Hanging Tree soon. #marchintoreading

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JulieAnn
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Aaargghh! Still no conclusion to the cliffhanger from the last book! But still an amazing addition to the series! I am still in the waiting period for the next book (12 more days) but I guess I'll live. Thank you whoever it was on Litsy that posted this so it showed up in my feed!!

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JulieAnn
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I am ridiculously pleased about this. 😊💚

Laura317 Always enjoy a good Tennant DW reference. 😁 3y
JulieAnn @Laura317 Yep! It made my day! 3y
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Maike
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Book #4 of #litsyatoz. I really like the Peter Grand novels, it's a different take on urban fantasy without too much romance. In Foxglove Summer two children go missing and there are Fae involved. Also, badass unicorns. 🦄

julesG Now I need to read it. Badass unicorns! Yeah! (Have had it on my kindle for ages. *blush*) 3y
EloisaJames I can't wait for the next one. 3y
Maike @julesG I know that feeling, I've been meaning to read that book for ages 😄 @EloisaJames exactly! This series always hold up to my expectations 😊 3y
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syasutake Badass unicorns? I'm in. 3y
Anton Aaronovitch wrote one of my favourite episodes of Doctor Who, Remembrance of the Daleks! 3y
LornaDH I love these books, must get caught up! 3y
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Maike
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I love coming upon references to other books 😄

Taayasbooks I once tried to make a list in li.st about that, but I gave up soon, though I love book references in other books, too 3y
Zelma 😂😂 3y
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Leslie
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Decided to finish up my good reads challenge with a favorite character, Peter Grant. This one has unicorns and Peter "fertilizes" a dead river. My favorite Insanity!

Leslie I always love the part when Nightingale turns up and has to blow everything up to save Peter. 3y
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Heather_Reads
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Even though magic doesn't properly appear until about 100 pages in, this is probably the most magical of the series so far and the easiest to get completely lost in (I nearly missed my train stop this morning as I got into the final pages 😳). It's also set things up wonderfully for the next book in the series which you will DEFINITELY want to have ready to go right away.

RanaElizabeth Top five book series of all time. 3y
Heather_Reads @RanaElizabeth Absolutely. I'll be starting The Hanging Tree today - all I can think about is getting to lunch time so I can read it! 3y
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LazyOwl
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I went to start reading this today & realised it's actually book 5 of a series. I hate starting something in the middle 😒. May have to request the first book from the library & start there

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LazyOwl
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I'm all set for #deweys24hourreadathon

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Mariliel
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How to spend a rainy October Saturday.

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Book 5 in the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series does not disappoint! This time Peter leaves London for a caper in the countryside on his own without Nightingale or Molly. The change of scene took some getting used to since London is such a big part of the previous books but holy crap did this story deliver by the end. Can hardly wait for the next in the series to pub...The Hanging Tree 📚💕

MrBook Nice review and pic! 3y
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As if there weren't already enough reasons to love Ben Aaronovitch, then he dedicates Foxglove Summer to Sir Terry Pratchett. #petergrant #discworld #terrypratchett

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