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I like reading crime novels but also historical fiction and books set in exotic locations. If you combine all three, you are on to a winner.

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My Reading Challenges


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Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier was an English novelist, biographer and playwright. Her most famous book was Rebecca which was published in 1938 and has never gone out of print

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LM Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author best known for the Anne of Green Gables series set on Prince Edward Island. The Anne books are still considered children’s classics today.

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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American author best know for his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath which has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.

Adapted

When your favourite book hits the screen


Hearing your favourite book is being adapted for the large or small screen can be an anxious time. Will it be a triumph or a disaster?

Books have always been a fertile ground for film makers but nothing can compare with a reader’s imagination which makes casting and interpretation a dicey business.

Readers can be your worst or best critic and it takes a lot to please us.

Inspired

When characters come back to life


All readers have characters they have fallen in love with and dream about what life was like for them after the last page or even before the first page.

Some authors have answered those questions and presented readers with sequels, prequels or even spin-offs. And its not just the characters who are getting the re-imagining treatment as some of your favourite authors are getting it too!

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Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose

Quarter to Midnight by Karen Rose

QUARTER TO MIDNIGHT KAREN ROSE After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when her law enforcement agency in North Carolina turned against her, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn’t find justice elsewhere. Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter….

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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” – William Styron