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The Girls In the Picture – There Are Lights, There Are Cameras, but Is There Action?

Book Review : The Girls in the Picture By Melanie Benjamin Spoiler Alert! Summary An intimate portrait of the close friendship and powerful creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female superstars: Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. An enchanting new novel … Continue reading

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Blood Rose Rebellion – Magic For the Elite or the Masses?

Book Review : Blood Rose Rebellion By Rosalyn Eves Spoiler Alert! Summary Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to … Continue reading

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“The Flame Trees of Thika” – Does This Novel Evoke Africa?

Book Review : The Flame Trees of Thika                           Memories of an African Childhood                       by Elspeth Huxley                     Spoiler Alert! In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering … Continue reading

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