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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

Gaiman fan’s and Gaiman newbie’s come one and all! What a wonderful novel this is, absolutely spellbinding! Step straight in and be swept along on a tide of glorious prose. It is adventure, it is fairytale, it is love, it is childhood innocence and clarity. READ IT NOW! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty 

Elizabeth Is Missing

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ISBN: 9780062309662
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Published: Harper - June 10th, 2014

Our protagonist in this complex mystery is Maud, an 82 year old who is struggling with dementia. She is battling with her mind to keep solving a crime she knows has happened, regardless of constantly getting her past and present confused. She writes herself clues on scraps of paper, which she keeps finding everywhere, particularly two recurring clues - “Elizabeth is missing” and “where is the best place to plant summer squash?” Both of these questions will be answered, along with who is really missing.
A beautifully written and crafted mystery novel, that will keep you guessing until the end. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty

Love, Nina

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ISBN: 9780316243391
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 22nd, 2014

What a delightful, fun memoir! It is a collection of the author’s letters to her sister, while working as a nanny to Sam and Will Frears, the sons of film director Stephen Frears and Mary-Kay Wilmers, in a sophisticated North London home, that boasts Alan Bennett as a regular visitor. As a modern creative household, the boys are allowed to swear, and call their parents and peers by their first names. As she says, “being a nanny is great. Not like a job really, just like living in someone else’s life.” Highly enjoyable, charming and laugh out loud funny! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty

How to Catch a Frog

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How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617690983
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Published: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book - May 20th, 2014

This book gives a great insight into the creative life of Heather Ross, renowned textile artist, and how she came to that life. It contains wonderful stories about her childhood, living among an eccentric family of artists in rural Vermont. On asking her Mother why she couldn’t live a more normal life, her Mother told her “Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead.” And boy, does she! I was totally smitten with this magical memoir! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty

Dark Aemilia

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ISBN: 9781250048134
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Picador - May 27th, 2014

A bawdy 17thc. London and it's joys and ills (and smells) is evocatively and creatively drawn in this novel. Based on the life of Aemilia Bossano,courtesan and poet in Queen Elizabeth's court;Bossano was one of the 1st recorded women authors to be published in her own time. In this novel Aemilia is a vibrant woman who struggles with the strictures and constraints of her time and culture.The author proposes the idea that not only did Shakespeare not pen Macbeth wholly himself, but could the "Dark Lady" of his sonnets be Aemilia Bossano and be the original author as well? ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan & Becky Doherty

Murder at Cape Three Points

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ISBN: 9781616953898
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Soho Crime - March 18th, 2014

A really well-crafted mystery, with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. The most wonderful thing about this book though, is it’s ability to transport you to Ghana; the food, the modern day culture and also it’s traditions. Excellent! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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