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The second book I bought at Somerset…

All This Could End by Steph Bowe This story brings the awkwardness of being teenagers, the drama of normal daily life and the influences parents have on their lives to the fore with raw intensity. Who would know that Nina … Continue reading

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The first book I bought at Somerset 2018…

Book Review by Jill Smith©Apr18 Title: A Corner of White Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Publisher: Pan McMillan Australia Madeline Tully lives in Cambridge with her mother. They used to be rich in their life before with her father. She had run … Continue reading

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Clemmie’s War by Rosie Boyes review by Jill Smith

This is another book I’ve read from The Book Review Directory authors requests. Again I’ve enjoyed reading this YA’s style book.  At Chalk House the alarm sounds, they have a new arrival. Doctor Nicholas Rose goes to help ease a … Continue reading

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Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley Review by Jill Smith

This is another of the backlog of book review requests from The Book Review Directory. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I do hope Nicholas feels my review is worth the wait. Gabriel Schist wakes … Continue reading

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Book Review – Rarity from the Hollow

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Rarity from the Hollow Author: Robert Eggleton Publisher: Dog Horn Publishing Lacy Dawn and her best friend Faith play in the cardboard box that had contained her grandmothers’ fridge when it arrived. Her best friend … Continue reading

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Book Review – Goodbye to Italia

  Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Goodbye to Italia Author: Marisa Parker Publisher: Self-published Mariolina lives with her mother and grandmother in Torino, Northern Italy. We see the world through her eyes as she waits with her grandmother, in … Continue reading

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When the Lyrebird Calls, book review

I read this wonderfully written book in July last year but only put a brief Goodreads review up. It’s high time I corrected this as it’s a wonderful book deserving of accolades. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 (read July17) Title: … Continue reading

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