Plots and Errors by Jill McGown

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Fabulously complicated plot – quite a small circle of suspects but everyone is implicated at some point. Huge inheritances, who wouldn’t want to get their hands on the money? Could have got really out of hand but just about stays sane and entertaining.


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Purchased on 10th May 2006.

Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley

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Hmmmm. I left this book with 9/15 chapters completed five years ago. I’m the sort of person who generally soldiers on through books I’m not enjoying and all my memories were that I did enjoy this book. So I’ve been kind of bemused for a long time that I didn’t finish this book up and decided it was about time for another go.

I enjoyed the beginning, like last time, but hit a severe case of the blahs in the middle. I guess that was like last time too. I could have happily abandoned it again.

In the end it was okay. I expected more really. It turned out to be an alright mystery novel, but I was expecting something more exciting, more bent, more literary, more rule breaking and not at all like a standard mystery.


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Purchased on 2nd November 2000.

The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

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I read a short story of Lessing’s To Room Nineteen and this book on the same day. It’s only a short book. They were very similar in substance and style, though quite dissimilar in some ways. Enjoyed them both immensely and will be reading more by this author.


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Borrowed.

socks in and out!

i’ve finished up my sock pals socks at last, they spent ages waiting for the second toe to get grafted. so close and yet so far. i’ll be putting them in the post tomorrow and sending them on their long journey!

Sockapalooza Socks I

and i feel completely flakey for not having sent my pair of socks off yet because my own gorgeous pair of socks from my sock pal have just arrived, all the way from tuulia in sunny san diego!

Sockapaloooza Socks II

aren’t they lovely? more pics over on my knitting page.

The Child In Time by Ian McEwan

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I’m definitely going to turn into a McEwan fan. This one has bits of supernaturally type stuff in it, which I often find to be a complete turn off, but well done and I’ll let an author get away with it.


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Borrowed.