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Every month we give 20 of our Book Club members a chance to read and review a selected book. Here's where you can read what they had to say.

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My Italian Bulldozer

by Alexander McCall Smith

"What a lovely, gentle and evocative tale, seasoned with a touch of the absurd...."

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The Kitchen Table

by Viking Cruises

"As well as those interested in cooking dishes from other countries, this book has a great deal to offer travellers who are interested in..."

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Montalbano's First Case & Other Stories

by Andrea Camilleri

"This book was a delight from start to finish. I had previously only encountered Montalbano through the television series and thought that nothing could improve on it..."

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Go Set a Watchman

by Harper Lee

"Although linked with 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Harper Lee has written this as a stand-alone novel. A deeply captivating read..."

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Foolproof Cooking

by Mary Berry

"An absolute gem of a cookery book which is fast becoming a firm favourite in my kitchen library. The recipes are clear and easy to follow and ..."

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Endal by Allen and Sandra Parton


by Allen and Sandra Parton

"A true story of the wonderful relationship between a human being and his trusted friend, his dog..."

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Even Dogs in the Wild

by Ian Rankin

"A well-constructed lead up and plot which kept me guessing who the killer(s) might be ... "

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The Road to Little Dribbling- More Notes From a Small Island

by Bill Bryson

"An amusing companion as I walked along. Bill Bryson had me smiling, laughing and agreeing... "

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Master of Shadows

by Neil Oliver

"Having followed Neil Oliver's BBC television series and enjoyed his way of bringing history to life, it was good to see that... "

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At Bertram's Hotel

by Agatha Christie

"I have not read an Agatha Christie book for many years and was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading At Bertram's Hotel. The majority of the story is set..."

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From Venice to Istanbul

by Rick Stein

"From Venice to Istanbul by Rick Stein, what a fabulous cook book, well and concisely written, recipes easy to follow, lovely stories at the beginning of each chapter, wonderful pictures..."

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by David Nicholls

"The central theme is relationships; between Douglas and Connie, and between both of them and their son Albie. The relationships are well observed, and ..."

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Letters of Note: Correspondance Deserving a Wider Audience

by Shaun Usher

"This book is utterly compelling. Without doubt it will give the reader an abundance of fascinating reading. Every page is..."

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The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

"If you enjoy a murder story with twists and turns, this book is worth your attention. Unlike some murder mysteries..."

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Wolf Winter

by Cecilia Ekback

"It has been a very long time since I have been so gripped by a book. This is a murder mystery set in Swedish Lapland. Dark and..."

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Leaving Berlin

by Joseph Kanon

"A very well written and constructed novel. I found it a little difficult to get into, but after the first couple of chapters it became more exciting as..."

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Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun

by Gino D'Acampo

"I love reading a good cookery book, especially one with great photographs. Gino's Italian Escape is more than a good cookery book; each section has..."

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Between the Woods and the Water

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

"Between the Woods and the Water is a remarkable story, which makes an excellent travel companion particularly if on the “Passage to Eastern Europe” Cruise. It describes..."

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The Taxidermist’s Daughter

by Kate Mosse

"This a dark and stormy tale. The reader should be braced to face the unrelenting violence and upheaval of the elements, with a capturing tale of macabre murders, bizarre twists, guilty secrets, homicidal retribution, and gristly disposals. "The drowning world", as the writer..."

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The Great British Bake Off Christmas

by Lizzie Kamenetzky

"I was very impressed with the appearance and layout of this book, the recipes were clearly explained and the photographs of the dishes completed the picture. I had been looking for..."

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From Doon With Death

by Ruth Rendell

"This is the first Wexford novel I have read, and I have seen only a couple of the TV programmes, so I have come to the novel with an open mind. The plot works well as I hadn't any real idea of..."

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A Broken World

by Sebastian Faulks

"This is an extremely moving and thought provoking collection of ordinary peoples, experiences and memories of life during the Great War. It clearly shows the..."

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The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

by Jonas Jonasson

"What a hoot! Very similar in style, storyline and humour to his previous novel The 100 Year Old Man…, and particularly witty and funny for those of us who..."

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Only Time Will Tell

by Jeffrey Archer

"This is the best novel that Jeffrey Archer has produced for some time and it is appropriate for this anniversary year. He has introduced very plausible characters and a plot that seems true to life of the period. I am impressed by..."

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