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Fields of Gold – The Romp of Steampunk In The Old West Continues

Book Review : Fields of Gold Magnificent Devices #12 e-book By Shelley Adina Spoiler Alert! Summary Book 12 in the Magnificent Devices steampunk series! If a wedding won’t stop a war, what will? Gloria Meriwether-Astor’s belief in doing the right thing has … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase, Lockwood & Co. – Who Is The Intended Audience?

Book Review : The Screaming Staircase Lockwood & Co. #1 By Jonathan Stroud Spoiler Alert! Summary When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -What Would It Be Like If England Had Magic?

Book Review : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke Spoiler Alert! Summary Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me… The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long … Continue reading

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“A Year Down Yonder” – Can the Tall Tales Get Any Bigger?

Book Review : A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck Spoiler Alert! Mary Alice is being sent down from Chicago to spend the year with Grandma because her dad has lost his job The new place was only big enough … Continue reading

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“The Spellman Files” – Where is the Moral Line?

Book Review : The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz Spoiler Alert! Izzy Spellman is a private detective working in the family business. In fact, Izzy has been working for the family since she was twelve, and now she is twenty-eight. … Continue reading

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“A Conspiracy of Friends” – A Slice of Life

Book Review : A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith Spoiler Alert! The people of Corduroy Mansion, and surrounding environs, come and go with their lives intersecting as they pass one another. Berthea continues to work on her unauthorized … Continue reading

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“Larklight” – Space Pirates, Spiders and a Prim Victorian Teenager

Book Review : Larklight, A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in                                                                the Farthest Reaches of Space by Philip Reeve Spoiler Alert! Art Mumby has … Continue reading

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