Tag: book recommendations

In A Kingdom by the Sea, by Sara Macdonald

HarperCollins,ISBN-10: 0008245193 Gabby has spent a most of her marriage bringing up her two boys largely single-handed, running a book translation service, and fitting her publishing life around her husband Mike’s busy international work schedule. Her self-effacement and self-denial are heroic, and she has been taken shamefully for granted. Approaching her fifties, she wonders if Mike […]

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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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