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Bookworms Book Review March 2018

by Sue Davy

  • Posted on March 9, 2018

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“A Man Called Ove” Six of us sat down to discuss ‘A Man Called Ove” and three more members sent in comments and scores.Most of us had met an “Ove” at sometime in our lives and some of us could identify his traits in ourselves.He reminded Gale of her father in law. Saying that-although Ove…



May’s Book review “The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff

by Sue Davy

  • Posted on June 6, 2017

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Bookworms The 19th Wife By David Ebershoff By Jane Upperton This book is set against the background of Mormonism (The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints) interlinked with polygamy. The book alternates between a contemporary story about modern polygamy and historical material. A couple of us who read the book weren’t keen on the…



Bookworms Book Review March

by Sue Davy

  • Posted on April 2, 2017

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Bookworms Moving By Jenny Eclair After several months of long/heavy/miserable books, it was requested that I choose a ‘smaller, more lighthearted’ book as my nomination on for this month’s book club. Not really my natural habitat but what better, I thought when I spotted  it in Kinokuniya, than British  stand up comic Jenny Eclair’s book,…



Sweet Caress by William Boyd

by Sue Davy

  • Posted on February 14, 2017

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This is a fictional autobiography of a woman written by a man and for these reasons alone I found it challenging and quirky. It is illustrated throughout by grainy ‘repurposed’ photos, which the author uses to convincingly represent the fictional characters who walk through the pages of the story. I did at times stru