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Thoughts from between the sheets (literarily)

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'Ironically, there are not enough words in the world to adequately describe the wonder of a good bookshop'

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Just read The Greatcost by Helen Dunmore, which although advertised as ‘a perfect ghost story’, left me feeling quite disappointed by the ending. The premise is interesting and enough to buy and read to the end, in hope of a surprising twist, however no such shock is in store, only a slow and unmoving tale of a lonely wife and a ‘ghost’ in the form of an RAF pilot. 

Easy and short read but more could have been done with the characters and storyline.

Just read The Greatcost by Helen Dunmore, which although advertised as ‘a perfect ghost story’, left me feeling quite disappointed by the ending. The premise is interesting and enough to buy and read to the end, in hope of a surprising twist, however no such shock is in store, only a slow and unmoving tale of a lonely wife and a ‘ghost’ in the form of an RAF pilot.

Easy and short read but more could have been done with the characters and storyline.

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“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
- Angela Carter

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Jojo Moyes’s wonderful novel moved me to tears. Incredibly well structured and thought out, a tender tale of trust and friendship. A delicate and touching look into a difficult topic, which regardless of your feelings/views, is thought-provoking and beautiful.

Jojo Moyes’s wonderful novel moved me to tears. Incredibly well structured and thought out, a tender tale of trust and friendship. A delicate and touching look into a difficult topic, which regardless of your feelings/views, is thought-provoking and beautiful.

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