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Review: Vintage Secrets Hollywood Beauty by Laura Slater

I’ve read so many vintage beauty books that I’m surprised that I haven’t read them all yet! This is the newest one to my collection, and I was a bit weary reading it. I’m not sure why, but I was! Did my gut feeling prove me right? A stylish and informative guide to beauty from…… Continue reading Review: Vintage Secrets Hollywood Beauty by Laura Slater

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Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Sometimes you read a book and you feel so connected with it, you want your children, your cousins, your nieces and nephews, just all children and adults of the world, read it. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is one of those books. What if the princess didn’t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to…… Continue reading Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

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Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

So, I wasn’t lying when I said I ordered the second book in the series immediately after finishing Jackaby. In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, members of a particularly…… Continue reading Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

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Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

I don’t often read books that are newly written, it’s not like I’ve got anything against it, but I just don’t read it. But then I came across Jackaby. Ok, it’s historical fiction, but it did intrigue me. Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets…… Continue reading Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

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Review: Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth

I was so absorbed by my goal to read all the Poirot books, that I completely forgot about Miss Silver. Shame on me!!! When James Lessiter returns to Lenton after many years to claim his family estate, his reappearance opens old wounds never healed. Then he is found bludgeoned to death by a fire poker…… Continue reading Review: Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth

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Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

I might have complained about the Big Four, but this Poirot really redeemed itself!! But before I go on about how amazing this book is, I’ll explain what it’s about. Nick Buckley was an unusual name for a pretty young woman. But then she had led an unusual life. First, on a treacherous Cornish hillside,…… Continue reading Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

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Review: Decline of the English Murder by George Orwell

So, I never read anything from George Orwell. Required reading isn’t a thing in the Netherlands, well depending on what level of education you do, so I never read any classics as a child/teenager, apart from Little Women. I never really wanted to read anything from Orwell, I don’t know why but I never did.…… Continue reading Review: Decline of the English Murder by George Orwell