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54 Truth, Dare, Kill (2011)

Gordon Ferris ( (F)

55 The Girl in the painted Caravan (2011)

Eva Petulengro (NF)

56 Clear Light of Day (1980)

Anita Desai (F)

57 The News Where You Are (2010)

Catherine O ‘ Flynn (F)

58 Dancing with the Virgins (2001)

Stephen Booth (F)

59The Return of Captain John Emmett (2010)

Elizabeth Speller (F)

60 The Vicar’s Daughter (1927)

E H Young (F)

61 Ngaio Marsh  (2009)

Joanne Drayton (NF)

62 The Marriage Bureau for rich people (2008)

Farahad Zama (F)

63 A Wreath of Roses (1949)

Elizabeth Taylor (F)

10 books read this month, 2non-fiction and 8 fiction books.  My special mentions this month are all fiction. 1. Clear light of Day – Anita Desai – lovely India set family drama, beautifully written and evocotive. 2 The Return of Captain John Emmett – Elizabeth Speller – excellent WW1 set mystery, looking forward to the sequel. 3 The Vicar's daughter – E H Young –  well written 1920's novel, about a couple of vicar's and a lot of misunderstanding. 4 A Wreath of Roses – Elizabeth Taylor – Chilling, beautifully written novel by an author I can't praise highly enough.

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53 Shadows of Sherlock Holmes

David Stuart Davies (F)

54 Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad

Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit (NF)

55 Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden

M C Beaton (F)

56 The Gentlewomen

Laura Talbot (F)

57 A Life like Other People’s

Alan Bennett (NF)

58 Making Conversation

Christine Longford (F)

59 The Railway detective

Edward Marston (F)

60 No shame, no Fear

Ann Turnbull (F)

61 The Greengage Summer

Rumer Godden (F)

62 A Cotswold Killing

Rebecca Tope (F)

63 The Mitford – letters between six sisters

Charlotte Moseley (NF)

Some really lovely books this month. I must draw attention to the Mitford letters, and to The Greengage summer and The Gentlewomen.

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56 The Abortionist’s daughter

Elizabeth Hyde F

57 Crow Lake

Mary Lawson F

58 Once Upon a time in England

Helen Walsh F

59 Gaudy Night

Dorothy L Sayers F

60 Francis Brett Young

Michael Hall NF

61 The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam F

62 The Haunted sisters

Jean Plaidy F

63 Cheerful weather for the wedding

Julia Strachey F

64 When will there be good news

Kate Atkinson F

65 Sky Burial

Xinran NF

66. Up at the Villa

W. Somerset Maugham F

67. Season of the Rainbirds

Nadeem Aslam F

68. Father & I

Carlo Greber NF

69 Cold Harbour

Francis Brett Young F

I have manged more this month although I should mention that some were pretty slim.

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61 An Unofficial Rose

Iris Murdoch

62 Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

63 The Pupil

Caro Fraser

64 Fatima’s good fortune

J & G Dryansky

65 Knowledge of Angels

Jill Paton Walsh

66 Paradise

Abdulrazak Gurnah

67 The Moor

Laurie R King

68 Body Surfing

Anita Shreve

69 Border Crossing

Pat Barker

70 Celestial Navigation

Anne Tyler

71 Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

72 Patty Jane’s House of Curl

Lorna Landvik

I am also half way through a lovely travel book about India, and about a third of the way through a book of short true stories – but both of those will have to go on July’s reads now.

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64 Espresso Tales Alexander Mccall Smith
65 The Unforgiving Charlotte Cory
66 Hotel Du Lac Anita Brookner
67 Three Novels Amit Chaudhuri
68. Blood Precious Sara Banerji
69 Gods in Alabama Joshilyn Jackson
70 The light of evening Edna O’Brien
71 The Moonlit Cage Linda Holeman
72 Guilty Pleasures Indulgences, Addictions and Obsessions S Caba, et al
73 The Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie R King
74 Uphill all the Way Sue Moorcroft

I have included Uphill all the Way even though I didn’t finish it till July 1st – don’t you hate it when it isn’t all neat and tidy. Not that many this month – due to knackeredness and busyness : ) some dead good ones though. Gill I owe £1.10 for Indian library.

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