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4 Brilliant Suggestions

Hi to all Purple Coo Readers. I've had 4 brillliant book suggestions and I've one of my own. If anyone else has a title to add to the suggested voting list for the Purple Coo Book Club Spring Read, please let me know by Wednesday A. M. I'll sort them out by Friday at the latest and then we'll all have a chance to vote.
love Lampie, the Purple Coo Book Club Prefect.

Posted at 26th Feb 2013 - 04:00PM   Posted by Lampworkbeader   4 Brilliant Suggestions Comments: 2

Blossomcottage's Avatar Reviews from a Good Read

Remember Me Lesley Pearse

The Queen of Storytellers is back - with a triumphant tale of one woman's struggle over adversity. In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hung for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there.

Me before You………..Jojo Moyles

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

Heartstone C.J Sansom

This is the new Shardlake mystery from the No 1 bestselling author of "REVELATION". Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of 'monstrous wrongs' committed against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth. Once arrived, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing to become a war zone; and Shardlake takes the opportunity to also investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettipace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam. The emerging mysteries around the young ward, and the events that destroyed Ellen's family nineteen years before, involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. Events will converge on board one of the King's great warships, primed for battle in Portsmouth harbour: the Mary Rose.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 26th Feb 2013 at 04:33PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Ben Elton Brothers. Two babies, born together, in 1922, in Berlin, one a Jew Nd one Arian, brought up as twins. I am not far into the book, but I know that it is full of history, tragedy and I believe some joy.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 27th Feb 2013 at 10:21AM

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