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Blueroseis

Blueroseis

Joined July 2018

Enjoy Victorian police procedural.
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Due to be published in March 20 it can now be pre ordered on Amazon or available soon on Speedyhen books for £5 less.

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A very special 'Love Your Garden' on ITV tonight, 22/10/19. One not to be missed.

Blueroseis Have your tissues ready. 2mo
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The Hocus Girl | Chris Nickson
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The Hocus Girl | Chris Nickson
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The next in the Simon Westow series is due out on the 1st September 19 and is now available for pre-order. I've done some research on prices from book suppliers that have free delivery and the results follow
Amazon £20.99
The Book Depositery £18.79
Hive.co.uk £16.85
Speedy Hen £15.66

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At Midnight in Venice (Charles Dickens Mystery) London 1850

Lets hope the 5th book in the series is more like the first three. The 4th was dissapointing.

Kindle edition due out on August 23rd 2019

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Spanish Visual Dictionary | Collins Dictionary

I haven't been able to read much lately as I have been struggling to learn Spanish. My name is Leigh Moss and I've Just learnt the Word leemos which is similar to my name and it translated to 'We READ' which is quite appropriate for some one on the Litsy site.

Megabooks Cool! 4mo
audraelizabeth Duolingo is a wonderful site for language learning. 4mo
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The Darker Arts | Oscar De Muriel
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My copy of the Darker Arts has Just arrived.

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Carol Hedges' latest book in the Victorian crime series will be out in a couple of months.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I will be crossing this Bridge to and from Wales tomorrow. Visiting my Daughter who still lives in England. Dropping her birthday presents off.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Reading this book I was surprised that Michelle went to a school called Bryn mawr elementary. I thought people may be interested in a photo of the Foundation school in Brynmawr, South Wales UK.

Louise Wow, what an interesting post! Thanks for sharing! 5mo
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Out now. The copy I pre-ordered as a surprise gift for my partner arrived while we were in Spain.

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The King's Evil | Edward Marston
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The book contained a tale that held my interest throughout. The intermittent fights that took place were not edge of the seat exciting, nor was the action or storyline in the remainder of the book. However, when Edward Marston writes it is difficult for the reader not to get enthralled in the story or the period. The reader will also be made aware of some terrible things that occurred during the 1666 Great Fire Of London.

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Fugitive From The Grave | Edward Marston
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The Skillen brothers saga continues and once again, due the style of writing I was hooked from the first paragraph. At 350 pages I found this book a little too long for my liking. Although due to the amount of investigation being carried out by both the brothers and the Bow Street Rivals it would probably have been difficult to shorten the story. With 35 pages to read I was worried that the story would be continued but no the finalé was great

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I didn't expect to find a copy of this in a book swap in Cap Salou, Spain. Its now on my reading list.

Velvetfur That's so cool that you got it in a book swap! It's a fantastic book 😊 5mo
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Gat a Free download for the YA book Gooseberry. Ends tonight 28th June 19. https://twitter.com/seventh7rainbow/status/1134724934356389889?s=19 via the authors Twitter link

Blueroseis @Shley9225 This may interest you as you were asking about YA books. 5mo
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Fish Bone Alley 2 | Burrows David F
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For adults of any age. My copy has arrived.

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Spanish Visual Dictionary | Collins Dictionary
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This book has only recently been published. It comes with a Free audio down load that will help you pronounce the Spanish text correctly. It has large pictures that have the items named in the language along with a list of words that are likely to be used in the sittuation that you find your self in. RRP £6.99.

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Not much on TV tonight so my partner is making Sugarcraft Flowers and leaves. @Lizzie68

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Fugitive From The Grave | Edward Marston

I started to read this book just over two weeks ago in Tossa de Mar and it was really good. Had I not been so busy I should have completed it within a couple of days of returning to the UK. I will start the book again next week while I'm in on the flight to Cap Salou.

Blueroseis I think I'll be sat in an air conditioned room reading this book on Friday. Temperature in Spain has been forecast at 44 deg C or 111.2 F 5mo
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Fish Bone Alley | David Burrows
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I've just ordered the 2nd in the Fish Bone Alley series along with some Spanish Dictionaries ready for when I purchase a property on one of the Canary Islands this year.

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Born on the 4th June 2019 No. 3 grand child. A boy with no name as yet. Liam and Lyla are the other two.

Patchshank Congrats to you and your family! 👶♂🎉 6mo
marleed Congratulations! 6mo
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Coffin Scarcely Used | Colin Watson
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First published in 1958 and described as Sharp and stylish and wickedly funny there was nothing I found funny in the book. However what I did find was a story that was intriguing and very enjoyable. Pure detective fiction at its best, relaxing to read and not one swear word was present. There is no looking up of details on computers just pure 1950's leg work with a very capable detective and side kick who is still learning the job. A v.good read.

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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It took me 4 weeks to read this book. The author seemed to write in an American style but she is British. The case histories were tedious. The book reminded me of a BBC drama that is so slow that after 15 minutes of the 1st episode you swap Channels for something better to watch. I started to enjoy the book just over half way through only to find the end as dreary as the start. The final explanations gave the stories closure not a fairytale ending

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson

Still struggling to read this book which I picked up at a book swap in Majorca. I am now in Mainland Spain, Girona. Hopefully ill finish reading it here and will be able to drop it off at another book swap.

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I picked this copy up from a book swop in Alcudia, Majorca. After 3 weeks I've only reached page 69. So far this has been the most tedious book I ever read. My partner said it has a good twist at the end. If it doesn't improve after I have read the case history section I'm bailing.

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Fugitive From The Grave | Edward Marston

The works has this book for sale on Ebay for £3 with free postage. Condition New. It's less than half price compared to most other places. I've ordered my copy as the previous books in the series were really good.

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I waited a long time for the 4th book in my favourite series of books to be published. The Quickening and the Dead by J C Briggs. Again Charles Dickens and Sam Jones investigates. While this was and interesting read there was some thing lacking. In previous books although the crimes were bad there was lots of occurrences that would make you laugh out loud. Not in this book though. There were quotes from Dicken's but this read was disappointing

JazzFeathers I got this fron #NetGalley Didn't know it's the forth in a series. Such a shame a should start from the less interesting... 7mo
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Reading the latest book by J C Briggs. The fourth in the series.

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Two serious crimes are being investigated in this book. There was already 1 murder by page 3. Rob Lister, the deputy constable was having doubts about the ability of his boss in most of the book. As the murders mounted and tension increased a passionate side to the characters immerged . The ending seems to imply that there will be no more books in this series although a mini story has appeared on twitter. Thks to the author for my free copy

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I can't say that I am great lover of short stories of which this book contains 13 of them. The Inspector or his sergeant always manage to solve the cases, some by coincidence but there was no excitement or action that would make the reader thrilled with the chase. The contents have not made me want to read any more of the Railway Detective series. This book is OK if you want to have a quick read rather than a complete novel. I was disappointed.

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Fair and Tender Ladies | Chris Nickson
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Another sad story in the 6th of the Richard Nottingham series. From what has occurred this time to some of the main characters I would assume there will be new characters appearing in the next book. Lots of murders need solving in this story. The investigation takes place in a methodical way and is easy to follow. Another interesting and enjoyable book by Chris Nickson.

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Lots of smaller stories takeing place around the main crime made this a very interesting book. While most readers of crime will have some idea who committed the deed early on the reasoning behind it with a twist at the end made made it an enjoyable book to read. There are lots of characters but with an easy to follow plot I had trouble putting it down. It was also quite amusing in places.

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At the Dying of the Year | Chris Nickson
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Very upsetting: The crime being investigated in this book is one of the worst imaginable. After reading The four previous books in the series I came to know and love the main characters. Part way through this book something totally unexpected, devastating and tragic occurs, it was so upsetting that I couldn't continue reading for quite some time. A story that was really thought provoking.

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Come the Fear | Chris Nickson
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The 4th book in the Richard Nottingham Mystery series. There were several cases ongoing at the same time in this book. All of them intriguing and easy to follow. This time the main characters had their own troubles that needed sorting as much as the crimes. As in the previous book I had an idea who committed two of the crimes quite early on, despite this along with the three previous books the story was very enjoyable and riveting.

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Constant Lovers | Chris Nickson
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At the end of the book the Constable would say that the crime took so long to be solved as he couldn't believe people would be capable of carrying out what they did. In today's world I realised who was responsible and the reason just over half way through the book. Despite this the story was really interesting and with quite a bit of excitement. Thankfully my fears of what may occur to the characters didn't materialise. A very enjoyable story.

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Steps to the Gallows | Edward Marston
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The 2nd book in the Bow Street Rivals series and the characters are developing well along with their relationships in some cases. The story was interesting from start to finish in this book and the detection methods used by both the Runners and the Skillen brothers differed throughout which enhanced the story. There are some exciting parts with twist and turns that are unexpected. This was a very good read and enjoyable throughout.

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This week's Sunday magazine chance to win a book. 31/03/2019

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Shadow of the Hangman | Edward Marston
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This was an enjoyable easy read. There were several plots to the story that were running through the book, all of which kept the reader interested. Unfortunately one of the reasons involving the arrival of a new cleaner at the Home Office was far too obvious despite the authors attempt to divert you in your thoughts. Despite this I liked the book.

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Cold Cruel Winter | Chris Nickson
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The 2nd in the Richard Nottingham series. Chris Nickson writes in such away that makes you care a great deal about each of the characters in the story, even some of the bad ones. The troubles and sadness they experience becomes your troubles and sadness. A lot of crime stories can be complicated to follow but as in the first book you can follow every part of the manhunt with ease and understanding. Another excellent book that gives you a chill.

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Wishing to discover a new author that I could follow I purchased this book containing 26 short stories. While I did find some interesting works and some that were exciting there were none that made me seek out more novels written by the relevant author, excluding the Chris Nickson story as he is already one of my favourite authors. Every story ended far to abruptly for my liking and many endings didn't do Justice to the story as a whole.

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1900 And coming up the pit shaft after a days work.

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The Leaden Heart | CHRIS. NICKSON

https://twitter.com/ChrisNickson2/status/1105748241277173761?s=19
The link will take you to a couple of videos from 1899 in the streets where the Leaden Heart is set also in 1899. Chris has also added photos and a little story to read as well. Its impossible to realise how crowded the streets were back then.

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Isadora Moon Goes to School | Harriet Muncaster
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Risca Library in South Wales.

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The Leaden Heart | CHRIS. NICKSON
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The 7th in the Tom Harper series. Set in Leeds during July 1899. Reading the previous books meant that I was already introduced and had a fondness for the characters in this story which is a police procedural at its best. This is a warm and relaxing story with gruesome episodes but what is surprising is that every book in the series is better than the one before. A wonderful book to read and totally enjoyable.

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The Montgomery Murder | Cora Harrison
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Special launch price. Ya book.

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The Leaden Heart | CHRIS. NICKSON
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The second time I have received a book before the author.

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Broken Token | Chris Nickson
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Publ. In 2010 and set in 1731 this is the first of the Richard Nottingham series. It is not massively descriptive of the period but there is enough to give you an idea of what it was like. What was good is the fact that from the start of the crime the procedure followed by the Constable was easy to understand and quite tense and gripping in places. Of all the Chris Nickson books that I have read this was one of the best.

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The Leaden Heart | CHRIS. NICKSON

Just had confirmation that the latest Chris Nickson book, The Leaden Heart has been published and is on its way to my home. I'm currently reading another of his books, The Broken Token.

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The third in the series and basically the same as the previous two books, so much so that reading this book was tedious. While I enjoyed The first in the series which was something new, different and enjoyable you can have too much of a good thing. I have now had enough of this series which prompted me to cancel the next book that I had Pre-ordered. While the book is descriptive it lacks excitement.

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The Garden DIY Expert | D. G. Hessayon
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A book that you only need to flip through and which has very little substance. The ideas covered can easily be found on the Internet. It does have some nice pictures.