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Shelf notes – A is for Arsenic, the poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup

It is often said that poison is a woman’s weapon: a claim made from Sherlock Holmes to Game of Thrones. That may or may not be true – accurate data is hard to come by, especially when looking at historical … Continue reading

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Recent book acquisitions…

Books appear on my shelves from all sorts of sources – bookshops, our wholesalers, publicists, reps, authors, gifts… Most are acquired because I want to read them myself and to see if they’re possible titles for our Glenogle & Bell … Continue reading

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The Year After by Martin Davies and The Great Silence by Juliet Nicolson

A period to which I’d never given much thought, and one which is glossed over in the main, is that immediately after the end of World War One.  There’s a great deal of writing, both fiction and non-fiction about the … Continue reading

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