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Book of the Week - Scrooge - free vintage audiobook. AND big cover reveal of my next TTFLS out in New Year Well just over a week to go and it's yuletide again! So for this week's book of the week I thought I'd include a freebie - on youtube - here's a vintage 1965 version read by Ralph Richardson and others, making it a really fabulous glimpse into how things used to be back then, with the snipped BBC accents and dick van dyke common people - love it! enjoy! Deb's countdown to January = Till the Fat Lady Slims - Break free from Food Prison (2017) - well it's out soon! And as promised, here's the cover reveal! This latest…
Book of the Week - Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe I had hoped to bring you a book of the week this week which was by Jilly Cooper, but 'Mount' is just 'so so.' I don't mind telling you that I have been using it to go to sleep at bedtime, (not in a nasty way, it's not another Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Wolff, which I listened to about four times and could not tell you what happens!) But Mount is not very gripping. It actually reads like an abridged version sadly, although it's a gentle enough narrative, following the fortunes of the famous Rupert Campbell Black and his stables…
Book of the week – the hanging tree So after a long wait and much anticipation since the last instalment, this week I started listening to the audiobook of the adventures of Peter Grant, DCI, and the Rivers of London series of novels by Ben Aaronovitch - he's a genius, I have to say, and so is Kobna Holdbrook Smith's narration too - one of the best. It's the sixth outing and I've loved them all so far. This is a kind of a supernatural detective suspense adventure comedy story... lol ... and right up my street. Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant…
Jackie Kabler's new one is Book of the Week! 'The Deadline' Jackie's done it again, proclaim the already glowing five star reviews on Amazon. Yes my QVC pal and talented author Jackie Kabler's second in the Cora Baxter series takes us on another romp behind the scenes in the newsroom of her 'fictional' character... Cora Baxter is back - and this time, she's facing the most important deadline of her career... When TV reporter Cora Baxter attends the scene of a murder in a London park, she's horrified to discover the victim is someone she knows and devastated when one of her best friends is charged with the crime. Suddenly the…
Book of the Week - Lee Child's Night School Now I’m a massive Jack Reacher fan and I’ll take the big guy any way you wanna serve him up, which in this case is a flashback novel based when he was still a Military Cop in the late nineties, when sidekick Neagly was still on the scene. Absolutely fabulous as ever, full of twists and turns and action and come-uppance and revenge and tight situations that Reacher always gets out of, he puts Tom Cruise to shame! (the latest film version of one of Lee's novels is sadly lacking apparently although I'll probably still go see it! lol.) I…