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      July Supporter Giveaway   07/01/2019

      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  


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About Madeleine

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  • Birthday 06/05/1964

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    "The Scandal" by Mari Hannah"
  • Location:
    SE England
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, visiting places of interest, getting out of London.

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  1. Never Ending Book Titles

    Empire of the Sun - J G Ballard
  2. Karen.d's Reading List 2019

    I loved Shadow of the Wind, definitely a keeper, hope you like the rest of it.
  3. Move any Mountain - The Shamen
  4. Never Ending Book Titles

    Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
  5. I was going to suggest Gamache as well, and Ann Cleeves is another good suggestion. No more books on Endeavour, and the author of Morse died last year. Just thought of another couple - P D James's Adam Dalgliesh series, or Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler books, although they can be a bit dry.
  6. Your Book Activity - July 2019

    I've often wondered if proof readers are actually used now, my current read is also littered with mis prints and other errors, and it seems to be a regular thing now.
  7. Never Ending Book Titles

    The Mountain of Adventure - Enid Blyton
  8. Muggle Not's Reading List - 2019

    I think the Cruellest Month is my favourite of the Gamache books so far.
  9. Never Ending Book Titles

    Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  10. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths - latest in the Stephens and Mephisto series set in 1950s Brighton, it's now 1953 and Max Mephisto is headlining the variety show in the town, performing a double magic act with his daughter Ruby, who he didn't even know existed until a few years ago. Now she's engaged to his best friend, policeman Edgar Stephens, but when a young woman is murdered at theatrical digs, seemingly posed to mimic a scene from another act in the variety show, the two men find themselves once again involved with murder. Max's relationship with one of the showgirls ends in disaster, and there are also issues with the various personal relationships too, both among the theatre folk and the police, with ambitious young WPC Emma Holmes very much taking a leading role in this story. Another solid read from this reliable author, although not as enjoyable as her Ruth Galloway series, but still entertaining, and very evocative of Brighton during a snowy winter just before Christmas, with it's tales of stern theatrical landladies and a cast of colourful characters. 7/10
  11. Never Ending Book Titles

    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons