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Hemingway in Italy by Richard Owen part of the armchair traveller series by Haus Publishing

Review: Hemingway in Italy by Richard Owen

“It was northern Italy which gave him his first taste of freedom, of passion, of companionship under fire, perhaps too of the liberty from the Protestant constrictions of the American heartland in which he had grown up.” (Page 7) When people think of the great writer, how do they picture…

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The Treadstone Resurrection by Joshua Wood is a brand new series from the Robert Ludlum spy thriller collection

Review: The Treadstone Resurrection by Joshua Hood

Nick Ford has lost his entire team in what should have been an easy recon mission. How? His logical brain tells him they were somehow betrayed but by who and why? Before he has any further time however to analyze it, trouble is knocking at his hotel room door. Once…

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Monte Carlo for Vagabonds by R.A.Dalkey is an account of how to travel the world on an extremely tight budget

Review : Monte Carlo for Vagabonds by R.A. Dalkey

Back in 1999 R. A. Dalkey experienced his first night of what he describes as wild camping but in fact, is probably more comparable to rough sleeping. What he did realise however is that a small part of him really enjoyed it, even if he was close to getting frostbite….

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Review: The Holdout by Graham Moore

“She stabbed her husband while he was sleeping and then cut off his head with a pair of garden shears.” The actions of Belen Vasquez, a client of Maya Seale, may seem extreme, but how does anyone know how they would respond to years of abuse. When enough is enough…

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You Will Be Safe Here is the first fictional novel by Damian Barr.

Review: You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

It’s October 2010 and Willem Brandt is being dropped off at New Dawn Training Camp with a backpack full of expensive items to help him survive his time there. From khaki trousers and boots, to mess tins and a hunting knife, the list was comprehensive, suggesting to the recipient that…

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Dreaming of Verona by T.A. Williams, romance novel with a mention of Shakespeare

Review: Dreaming of Verona by T.A. Williams

What did Suzie say to Alexandra to cause her to throw prosecco over her in front of a full restaurant? Before being introduced to the two main characters of this novel, you can’t help but be drawn in by the prologue. Intrigued by who these two individuals are and what…

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Review: Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna

When the rich decide to arrange a wedding, they go big and the DeBleu/Banks is definitely a grand wedding fiesta. A week-long celebration in a fancy spa hotel, surrounded by friends and family, who can all seemingly afford to quaff champagne like most people drink water. Of course, that doesn’t…

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The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas by Carole Matthews is part of her chocolate lovers series this one is based in London with mentions of Bruges.

Review: The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas by Carole Matthews

Four ladies, one chocolate shop: this is the place where secrets are told and calories are consumed. Chocolate Heaven it seems is the place to hang out. The only requirement is that you have a love for all things chocolate, whether that’s the small delicious bite-size choccies, a dreamy, gooey…

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Feather and Claw by Susan Handley: A crime novel set in Cyprus

Review: Feather and Claw by Susan Handley

What happens when the ‘hunters become the hunted’? But who are they? Yanni’s in the old town has been hit, but by what? This is the call received in the early hours of the morning but what does that mean for the people of the town? Who are the individuals…

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