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  1. Thanks all. I think I might have to do mini-reviews. It's just rather daunting!
  2. Claire's Book List 2017

    If only it could have been one of the other ones!
  3. I'm in such a pickle - I haven't written a review since April, or completed any of my spreadsheets. I really want to catch up, but it feels like I need to dig to Australia with a teaspoon.
  4. Claire's Book List 2017

    I found a copy of Chatterton Square today. It's not in italics but I vaguely remember you've got it? I'm in the Book Barn on my mobile and I haven't got good signal so I can't search your thread very well!
  5. Gosh, Alex. Sorry to hear this. I hope you're on the mend now. x
  6. Yes, you definitely can.🙂 I returned All The Light We Cannot See because I was reading it as well and I found the book better than the audio version.
  7. Oh, I'm really sorry to hear this. I love the film and have thought about reading the book, but I think I might give it a miss based on this!
  8. Is it an Audible book? I've returned one after not enjoying it (I can't even remember what it was!) so maybe it's time to do that? Perhaps you could find a paperback if the premise is good?
  9. Oh dear, that's a shame. A southern narrator makes no sense at all. It's like when people pronounce Frome as F-Rome , when it's really Froom (I had an argument with a telephone operator many years ago who insisted I was wrong - even though I lived in the town at the time!), or Bath as Baf when it's really Barth! In an ideal world they should chose narrators who reflect where the book is from. I read Pies and Prejudice last year - have you read that, @Alexi? It's actually narrated by Stuart Maconie. I didn't listen to it, but I imagine he's a good narrator.
  10. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Ooh, I've been meaning to try something by this author. Thanks.
  11. Matt Haig

    Someone recommended that to me last week - it sounds good.
  12. Willoyd's Reading 2017

    Yes, congratulations.
  13. We listened to it in the car on holiday in Norfolk (where it's set) in May. We both enjoyed it - me more than Peter. I'm definitely planning to listen to or read the second one.
  14. Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie The ‘blurb’ A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passeneger plane… From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman. On a plane returning from France to Croydon airport, Poirot gives up his seat in order that two women can sit together and settles down to try to sleep. However, before the plane lands a woman is discovered to be dead. At first it seems like it might have been an allergic reaction to a wasp sting, but Poirot knows differently when he discovers a dart. It soon turns out that there is a suspect, and it's Poirot himself! It seems that in the act of kindness in giving up his seat, he has put himself under suspicion. Luckily for Poirot, Inspector Japp has been assigned to the case, and he and Poirot, with some unlikely help in the shape of a crime writer who was also on the fated journey, investigate the murder – which can only have been carried out by one of those travelling on the plane… As usual, there are plenty of twists and turns in the story, and the usual red herrings. We didn't solve this one before Poirot (that's only happened a couple of times!) and the reveal, when it came, was very clever. We're taking a break from listening to Poirot books – but I'm sure we'll find our way back to them before too long! The paperback edition is 272 pages long and is published by HarperCollins. It was first published in 1935. The ISBN is 9780008129538. 4/5 (I enjoyed it) (Finished 30 April 2017)
  15. I hope so too. I thought it was excellent.