Tag: book recommendations

THE CRAFTSMAN, by Sharon Bolton

Trapeze, £5.95 ISBN-10: 9781409174134 The Craftsman opens in August 1999, the hottest day of the year. Assistant Commissioner Florence Lovelady attends the burial of Larry Glassbrook, a coffin-maker. He’s also the convicted serial killer whom she arrested thirty years earlier. A master carpenter and funeral director, Larry imprisoned his victims – alive – in caskets he […]

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THE BATTLE FOR BEVERLY HILLS, by Nancie Clare

St Martin’s Press ISBN-10: 1250121345 How did actors metamorphose from uncredited players in silent ‘flickers’ to become powerful movers and shakers in politics? Apparently, it all began in the 1920s with the very first celebrity movie stars. Nancie Clare charts the development of Beverly Hills from marginal rancho land to glamorous enclave for Hollywood stars. It […]

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UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks

UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks William Heinemann ISBN-13: 978-1785151514 This is Tom Hanks’s first collection of short stories. Yes, Tom Hanks the actor. He writes, too – and very well, damnit!Uncommon Type’s eclectic mix of stories have one common theme: a typewriter features in each. We’re not talking about electrics or word processors; these honest-to-goodness machines […]

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