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Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

It’s April and here we are again, we’ve finally come full circle and arrived back at Classic’s Corner! Proud of me? What do you mean “no”? Pffft. ‘One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days – and… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

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Book Review: What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Here I go again, Judging books by their covers. “The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues… Continue reading Book Review: What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

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Book Review: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

Ooo a sequel! “For centuries the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king. Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess. So when the Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone’s principal concern. And yet, on the very day… Continue reading Book Review: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

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Book Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Hidelly ho bookerinos! I trust you all had a lovely week? This week’s review is a book I’ve seen floating around for a while and always thought looked fairly interesting, I don’t need to find more series to read but since when has that stopped me? ‘Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective… Continue reading Book Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Hello and welcome back to Classic’s Corner, the blog in which we read classic, ‘must read’ books and attempt to raise our IQ! If along the way we discover there is such a thing as over-hype then that’s just a dandy coinkidink. Jekyll and Hyde: It’s so ingrained in our popular culture, has permeated the… Continue reading The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

A few months ago I read a book called The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey, the good reads reviews for that book are filled with people comparing it to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. If you’ve read my review of that book you’ll know that I actually really enjoyed it, despite it’s resemblance to… Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

  First up in my new series of book reviews and attempts to broaden my horizons: Far From The Madding Crowd! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Far From the Madding Crowd (or Ffmc, pronounced Faffumk, for short), I’d never actually heard anything about it, other than that it’s one of those books you… Continue reading Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy