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M – Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster by Henry Hemming

May 4, 2017

Matt Charman, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Stephen Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and Mammoth Screen, makers of Poldark and Victoria, are producing a big budget TV series based on M. “I raced through Henry Hemming’s book, constantly having to remind myself that it wasn’t a work of fiction. It really has everything you’d want from a great espionage story: incredible agents risking their lives; the highest possible stakes, with the safety of the world hanging in the balance; and at its heart…

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The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins

May 3, 2017

Want Fame? Can you Handle it? Plot: How far would you go to save your reputation? The stunning new noir thriller from the author of the bestselling The Missing One and The Other Child. Perfect for fans of I Let You Go and The Ice Twins.Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life she loves, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd…

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

May 2, 2017

The new tv show sensation starring Lies again (PTLLS fan here). Either if you’ve seen or not the tv show (like me), the book was great! Now I need to see the tv show. Plot: Jane hasn’t lived anywhere for longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic coastal town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane feels as if…

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London Curiosities by John Wade

April 30, 2017

Description London is full of curiosities. Who knew that beneath the Albert Memorial lies an undercroft resembling a church crypt? Or that there are catacombs under Camden? Who would expect to find a lighthouse in East London, sphinxes in South London, dummy houses in West London, or a huge bust of film director Alfred Hitchcock in North London? How many of those who walk past Cleopatra’s Needle pause to consider why a 3,000-year-old Egyptian monument stands beside the Thames? How…

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Catherine of Braganza by Sarah-Beth Watkins

April 28, 2017

Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch’s Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry – she put up with the king’s many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne. She lived through times of war, plague and fire. Catherine’s marriage saw many trials and tribulations including her inability to produce an heir. Yet Charles supported his queen throughout the Restoration, remaining devoted to her no…

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