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Book 31: Their Finest Hour and a Half

Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans
Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans

 

A film version of this has recently been released. I’ve only seen the trailers, and I hope the whole film does the book more justice. Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans is set in wartime.

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Book 30: Wicked Autumn

Wicked Autumn by G M Mallet
Wicked Autumn by G M Mallet

Wicked Autumn by G M Malliet was a chance find at the Oxfam shop. It was hit and miss as it looked like it could be really good – again, had a dog on the cover (are we sensing a pattern?!) Also, it sounded like it was set in a rural village similar to where I grew up.

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Book 29: The Vanishing Act

The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen

 

Another find from the Oxfam shop, mostly due to the magnificent cover, and the promise of a dog in the story. The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen also had blurb on the front from one of my other authors this year – Erin Morgenstern.

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Book 28a & 28b: Aberystwyth Mon Amour & Last Tango in Aberystwyth

 

I picked up the second one first because of the title – Last Tango in Aberystwyth – which reminded me of a recent game I had been playing with a friend which became known as the Last Time I was in Aberystwyth. She won. And, also, who doesn’t like saying the name Aberystwyth? So I had to get the first book in the series – Aberystwyth Mon Amour – or it wouldn’t make any sense, obviously. They are both by Malcolm Pryce. Luckily the excellent Oxfam bookshop had both. Hurrah!

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Book 27: Take Six Girls

Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson
Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson

I got this book – Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson – in a beautiful bookshop in Bath on the way to the train station. My friend had suggested a book on the Mitford sisters and so I got this one. Having compared notes, I don’t think this is the one she meant, but it was still interesting.

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Book 25: Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Come to Pemberley by PD James
Death Come to Pemberley by PD James

 

Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James is the closest I could get to an Austen novel for my trip to Bath. I have read all her books decades ago. I wasn’t certain about a sequel, but I thought I’d give it ago, in the interests of this experiment. I was going to see a friend for her own 40th celebrations.

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Book 23: Grief is the Things with Feathers

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

 

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter is another find from Five Leaves bookshop, following birthday book tokens. I really loved the cover, and the inside didn’t disappoint.

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Book 22: Beyond Imagination

Beyond Imagination by Victoria Ancona-Vincent
Beyond Imagination by Victoria Ancona-Vincent

 

This small book packs a mighty punch as it is the story of one woman’s experiences as part of the Italian resistance during the second world war. She also spent time in a concentration camp. I bought the book on a visit to the National Holocaust Centre, earlier this year.

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