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My Week in Books

My Week in Books (4/11/12)

This week’s selections . . .

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  1. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
    Another one from my Edwardian fiction class. Really enjoyable read and bizarrely mature. Deals with the break-up of family, political intrigue, and poverty through three children who love the local railway.
  2. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Classic Victorian detective fiction. Doppelgangers, a beautiful but vain woman with a secret, and the disappearance of a recently widowed adventurer. Still manages to be funny and slightly rom-com.
  3. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
    Badly needed a guilty pleasure. This book has been staring at me for weeks now. Heard really good reviews for it. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.
  4. White Lies by Lynn Michell
    So excited to read this. Examines Kenya during the 1950s and the issues around decolonisation through the accounts of a British soldier, his wife and their daughter. Really interesting in light of the current case against the British Foreign Office [Guardian article]

So, over to you! What have you been reading this week?

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2 thoughts on “My Week in Books (4/11/12)

  1. Woo for Cassandra Clare! It gets a tad complicated (ie, there’s the mortal instruments trilogy, which then spawns a sequel trilogy but before that she started a prequel trilogy called the infernal devices trilogy (set in Victorian England, is very steampunky) 😀 enjoy

    I’ve been reading stacks of science research papers and a storm of swords (part 1) xx

    Posted by Kabby | November 4, 2012, 11:34 AM

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