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The Turn of Midnight
The Turn of Midnight | Minette Walters
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As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland outside? One man has the courage to find out. Thaddeus Thurkell, a free-thinking, educated serf, strikes out in search of supplies and news. A compelling leader, he and his companions quickly throw off the shackles of serfdom and set their minds to ensuring Develish's future - and freedom for its people. But what use is freedom that cannot be gained lawfully? When Lady Anne and Thaddeus conceive an audacious plan to secure her people's independence, neither foresees the life-threatening struggle over power, money and religion that follows...
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Crazeedi
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4.5⭐ the 2nd book, continues the story of the people of Develish and their struggle to survive the Black Dearh of the 14th century. The writer weaves a compelling tale of a Lady Anne and the serfs of this desmesne bold desire to live as free men and women.
#MrBook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Lynnsoprano

MrBook Something to add to the TBR! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Crazeedi This is companion to book 1 which is this one. I totally enjoyed both 3d
umbrellagirl Love the wee fox 🦊 3d
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Crazeedi @umbrellagirl isnt it an awesome bookmark! 3d
wordslinger42 Oh my goodness, where did you get the fox bookmark, if you don't mind my asking?! 🦊 2d
Crazeedi @wordslinger42 a lovely litten sent it to me, now let me remember who it was, my mind is rather tired, but it has a ribbon attached to them read through the pages , its delightful! 2d
Crazeedi @wordslinger42 I will remember and post 2d
wordslinger42 @Crazeedi Understandable with all the birthday excitement!! 😊 Let me know whenever you think of it! 2d
Crazeedi @wordslinger42 I think @AmyG gave me the fix bookmark, didnt you Amy? Where did you find it, because I'd live the get a couple for some people, it is really neat!! 2d
Crazeedi @AmyG sorry, the fox bookmark, stupid phone!! 2d
AmyG Yes...I did! ❤️ It‘s called a book jig....look on amazon. I bought this one at our local bookstore...but amazon carries them. (edited) 2d
Crazeedi @AmyG ok thank you so much, because I love it 2d
Crazeedi @wordslinger42 it's called a book jig, check on amazon!! 2d
wordslinger42 @Crazeedi @AmyG Thank you so much for letting me know! 😊 2d
Crazeedi @wordslinger42 😉👍❤ 2d
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Crazeedi
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I'm going to start this, as I read the first one in this duo a while ago.
#litsypartyofone #MrBook1inamillion #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Lynnsoprano
(My time so far is 5 hrs, 51 minutes!)

Crazeedi Question @MrBook - do we need to add all the names for posts to be counted? 5d
MrBook Wow, you are kicking it with the time 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Nope, just me to qualify, but I do request adding at least one other host in case I inadvertently overlook a post 🙈. Thank you! 🤗 5d
Crazeedi @MrBook ok I can do that!! 5d
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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This is the Part 2 in Minette Walters' Black Death Series. Oh, what a wonderfully, brilliant read this was. A historical fiction book, set in the 14th Century, Old England. The author has a phenomenal way with character development, and I could not read this series fast enough. She adapted the language to match the time, and, as a reader, I got lost in this wonderful tale of loss, courage and survival.

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Joreads
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I loved this book. It is a sequel to the last hours. Walters has find an amazing job with these novels. It really is a compelling read about the Black Plague and a group of people‘s fight to survive.

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Birdsong28
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Currently 99p on Kindle in the UK Grab it while you can!! 📚📖

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eshchory
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My new commute read.
The second in Minette Walters' series about The Black Death and as excellent as the first.

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TrishB
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Good historical fiction, great sequel to the first, loved being back with the characters. Seems open for a third?
The socialism and feminist themes really appeal to me in these!

RachelO For reasons I can't remember, I always expect MW books to be unreadably icky/gorey, so give them a very wide berth. Have I got that completely wrong? 13mo
TrishB @RachelO I think that‘s her mystery/thrillers- this one and the first one are pure historical fiction- no icky/gore! 13mo
Cathythoughts I stacked the first one 👍🏻 13mo
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LeahBergen I still have the first waiting on my shelf. I pretty much will buy any historical fiction with a plague theme. 😂 13mo
TrishB @LeahBergen you‘ll definitely enjoy these then 😁 13mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts 👍🏻 13mo
RachelO Thank you - I'll give her a try in that case! 13mo
batsy I perked up at "socialist and feminist themes"! ? Stacked the first one... Now all I have to do is read it ? 13mo
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Birdsong28
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I have chosen the tagged book for this option for the #popsugarchallenge 📚📖

TrishB Thinking this might be my next read too! We‘ll see 😁 13mo
Cathythoughts This sounds good. I still don‘t really understand all the book challenges 😳🙄. Litsy is happening organically for me ... I hope to do a challenge 2019 ... sounds like fun & im stacking this one 13mo
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts This is from The Pop Sugar website so it's not a Litsy creation but alot of people on here are doing it. They do it every year so they will probably do it next year so if you want you can have a go, no pressure to do a challenge tho. I probably won't get all of them ticked off but I am giving it a good try. 😀📚📖 13mo
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Birdsong28
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Very good. I enjoyed this sequel to The Last Hours and highly recommend this. The characters and setting were very detailed both in historical accuracy and design. Thank you #ReadersFirst and #Netgalley for providing me with proof copies

#AllenandUnwin

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TrishB
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#readersfirst
Won a book the last couple of weeks, just arrived today 😁

batsy Love the look of A House of Ghosts and the description sounds so good! Had to stack it :) 14mo
TrishB @batsy sounds great doesn‘t it 👍🏻 14mo
laurenbescoby The Turn of Midnight was great, so glad I got a copy. I'll probably re read those next year I enjoyed them that much. 14mo
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TrishB @miralunasbooknook I loved the first one so really looking forward to this one 👍🏻 14mo
Kalalalatja Love the cover on the right 😍 14mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja it‘s very pretty 😁 14mo
LeahBergen A House of Ghosts?? I need it! 14mo
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Birdsong28
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Have won this from #Readersfirst Thank you whoever wished me luck. 🎉🎊📚📖

Did you get it @miralunasbooknook ?

laurenbescoby Yeeey! I did. So glad. It'll sit next to my copt of The Last Hours 😄 14mo
laurenbescoby *copy 14mo
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook I was checking it all day 😂😂 I thought I hadn't got it as I hadn't got an email as they normally do it morning/early afternoon so I checked my account when I finished work at 4 and it said I had won. Then I received the email at 4:15. It will look so pretty next to it, I will give mine to a friends mum who had the first one when I finished it and enjoyed it. 😀📚📖 14mo
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Birdsong28
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Wish me luck as I just entered to win this on #Readersfirst 🍀🍀📚📖

Good luck as well @miralunasbooknook 🍀🍀📚📖

tammysue Good luck🤞🏻🍀 1y
Andrew65 🤞 1y
Ms_T 🤞🏻📚 1y
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laurenbescoby Thanks! Claimed it with my points at 3am this morning while up with the 1 year old so it *should* be automatic for me! *fingers crossed* Good Luck to you! 🍀🍀🍀 1y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook It is automatic for you as I claimed a book awhile back but they have to put it as it going into the draw as it's just how their system works. 😘📚📖 1y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook I saw the time stamp and thought you must be dedicated 😂 but you don't have to do a first impression if you are claiming your points. 😁📚📖 1y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 It wouldn't let me claim it at first! 😱 So I entered a first impression. It then let me claim it after I did that. Think it is a bit broken atm. X 1y
Birdsong28 Oh no!! @miralunasbooknook Did you get the email saying #Netgalley is taking over it? That is probably why it's a bit dodgy 📚📖 1y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 no! 😱 when was it sent? X 1y
laurenbescoby Just read it now. Interesting. Do worry about how popular readers first will become however! 😂 1y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Totally agree as there won't be enough books to go around and many people will lose out. It makes sense though for #Netgalley to take over as they are literally the same thing but thats what made it special and unique. ❤️📚📖 1y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 I just hope it stays as physical copies and doesnt change to ebooks as well. I prefer reading hard copies. X 1y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Me too that's why I have such a long #Netgalley backlog because I'd rather have it in my hand. 😘📚📖 1y
kezzlou85 I never got the email and the site won't load so is Netgalley taking it over then? 1y
Birdsong28 @kezzlou85 It was sent about 9ish this morning, yeah I have seen that it's down but Netgalley isn't taking over till October. 😀📚📖 1y
kezzlou85 @Birdsong28 oh how annoying I never got it. Ah I see. I hope they do stay physical books though I love that part of it. I'm also guessing it will be a lot harder to win then as it will probably end up much bigger 1y
Birdsong28 @kezzlou85 That's going to be the problem there won't be enough physical books to around and it does make it unique. The email was just asking if you wanted Netgalley to have access to your data once it goes over and if not you can opt out. 😀📚📖 1y
kezzlou85 @Birdsong28 yeah you're right there. Oh I see maybe I'll still get the email yet. 1y
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Birdsong28
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3 days!! Till you can have a chance to win this on #Readersfirst 📚📖

TrishB Definitely going in for this one 🤞🏻 1y
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Birdsong28
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This is not a drill @miralunasbooknook it has come up on #Readersfirst to win in15 days!!!!!!!!!

laurenbescoby I saw!!!! Totally claiming with my points. 😄 1y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Keep your fingers crossed for me! I know I have the #Netgalley proof but I really would prefer to read it like this. 🤞 1y
laurenbescoby @Birdsong28 I will! 🍀🍀🍀 x 1y
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TrishB Ohhh probably need to have a go for this one! 1y
Birdsong28 @TrishB Good luck 🍀🍀🍀🍀📚📖 1y
Birdsong28 @miralunasbooknook Thanks 😘❤️📚📖 1y
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Birdsong28
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Look @miralunasbooknook what I got from #Netgalley thanks for posting about it. I will look out for it on #Readersfirst tho.

#TheTurnOfMidnight

laurenbescoby Brilliant!! I'm the same, I'm keeping my points so I can claim it. It's the only thing that I'm interested in reading atm. 😊 1y
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