Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: Poldark (2) – Demelza

After being introduced to this book series by Winston Graham through the recent TV adaptation and becoming captivated by the first book Ross Poldark I read the next one right away – Demelza. While the standard is still very high … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poldark (1) – Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

What a charming and emotional read. Published in 1945, set in the 1780s in Cornwall, the Poldark saga follows the intertwined lives of Cornish upper and lower classes, mostly through the eyes of a remarkable and unique hero, Ross Poldark. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

What a charming little book! I have read Howl’s Moving Castle three times now over the course of 7 years and will be picking it up again and again in the future. The witty humour of Diana Wynne Jones, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This is Holmes’ and Watson’s second outing and once again we get all we want from the Baker Street sleuth. Some marvellous deductions, an unexpected backstory and some criminal chasing through the whole city on foot and by boat on … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sherlock Holmes stories have been with me for over 10 years and I always enjoy delving back into them. I have never actually read all of them. I did listen to the whole audio book collection, but I do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Rehearsal Script Edition) by Jack Thorne, JK Rowling and John Tiffany (mild spoilers, marked)

It’s been so long since the last Harry Potter book came out. I remember midnight events for the book releases and hours (days!) of non-stop reading. Good times! Then life happened – like growing up, working, paying bills and such. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

The final instalment in the Harry Potter book series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is there to tie up all the loose ends and round off the whole story by leading to the inevitable conclusion and final face-off between … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Part 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a very quiet lead-up to the series finale. Yet again Harry has grown as a person and he is definitely no longer a child. The danger everyone is facing is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Now we have come to the fifth instalment of Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts. And it is still magical, but not all nice and enchanting. Like all the previous sequels it is the logical next step in Harry’s journey and as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the first “new” book in the series I’ve read. Meaning that was the first book I actively remember waiting for to come out. I still remember reading the first chapter behind the … Continue reading

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