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REVIEW: Bosom Friends

Bosom Friends: Angela Brazil, Nelson

Looking over the book for a publishing date, I see it’s subtitled ‘A Seaside Story.’ As I read it, I assumed that this must be one of Brazil’s earlier books, Collapse ) This entry was originally posted at https://feather-ghyll.dreamwidth.org/184713.html. Please comment wherever you prefer to.
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REREAD: Nansi'r Dditectif

Nansi’r Dditectif O. Llew. Rowlands & W.T. Williams, Gwasg y Brython, May 1953.

The title translates as ‘Nancy the Detective’. This is my translation of my post reviewing the book, with some added clarifications for non-Welsh speakers.

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AILDDARLLENIAD: Nansi'r Dditectif

[This is a review in Welsh of the above book, which was a reread. A translation in Enlish will be posted shortly.]

Nansi’r Dditectif: O. Llew. Rowlands & W.T. Williams, Gwasg y Brython, Mai 1953.

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MEME: Books

I saw this elsewhere on the internet.


1) Have you read more books, or fewer books, this past year than usual?
Fewer, but this is down to issues with my eyesight. I hope longer days will allow me to read more.

2) What book are you reading now (or what book did you read most recently)?
‘Cloak of Darkness’ by Helen MacInnes, which I’m enjoying as much as I generally enjoy her books.

3) What is the best book you read in the past few years?
'The Starless Sea' by Erin Morganstern

4) Do you read more than one book at a time, or just one?
One, really, I have a poetry book I’ve been ‘reading’ for years ‘on the go’, and a short story collection, currently ‘Pack of Cards’ by Penelope Lively, but I’ll go back to the next short story in that after I’ve finished reading ‘Coakof Darkenss’ and after that, turn to a children’s book.


5) How big is your to-be-read pile (or list)?
Seven shopping bags full, one cardboard box full and some overflows. Ahem.



And now I'll go look at what was going to be the next review I posted.

(Manually crossposted from my Dreamwidth.)
Anyone for tennis?

UPDATE: February so far

I haven't posted for over a month, so here's some of what I've been up to. Reading ‘The Clue in the Castle’ by Joyce Bevins Webb and wondering if I will read a more bonkers girls own plot this year. I was a bit late starting Rereading February as a result, and because my reading pace has slowed, I won’t be rereading many books, but I may post about the book I’m currently reading here. Still in lockdown, enjoying my daily walks and the fact the day is lengthening.

I only followed the Australian Open headlines, so saw names like Barty, Osaka, Williams and Djokovic, Nadal and Tsitsipas until it came to the finals. Collapse )

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REVIEW: The Polkerrin Mystery

The Polkerrin Mystery: Phyllis I. Norris, Frederick Muller 1949

The four Treherne children are hastily evacuated from London to the family home, Polkerrin House in Cornwall, Collapse ) This entry was originally posted at https://feather-ghyll.dreamwidth.org/183307.html. Please comment wherever you prefer to.
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OVERVIEW: 2020 highlights (?)

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REVIEW: The Santa Klaus Murder

The Santa Klaus Murder: Mavis Doriel Hay The British Lbrary (Crime Classics) 2015

I had thought that the only fictional books Doriel Hay had had published were the duology I’ve reviewed previously, but having come across this, apparently not. That and its seasonality appealed. I meant to read it last Christmas, but failed, so made sure I managed to this year. Well, I started on Boxing Day.

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REVIEW: Dark Danger

Dark Danger: Malcolm Saville, Girls Gone By 2018

The third Marston Baines book was probably my least favourite of this series so far.

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