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Small Pleasures
Small Pleasures | Clare Chambers
'A delicious mystery and a touching exploration of loneliness and desire in cloying 1950s suburbia - a great read' Sally Magnusson, author of The Sealwoman's Gift1957, south-east suburbs of London. Jean Swinney is a journalist on the local newspaper, caring for her truculent mother and - unmarried in her mid-30s - considered a spinster of her parish.This limited existence of tedious chores and small pleasures is suddenly cracked open when a reporting assignment takes Jean into the intimate lives of the Tilburys: Gretchen Tilbury has made the sensational claim that her daughter Margaret is the product of a virgin birth and Jean is determined to uncover the truth. But as the initial medical tests seem to confirm Gretchen's version of events, Jean is surprised to find her life has become strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen is now a friend, and her quirky and charming daughter Margaret a sort of surrogate child. But it is Gretchen's husband, Howard, who exerts the greatest gravitational pull on Jean: she doesn't mean to fall in love with him, but Howard surprises her with his dry wit, his intelligence and his kindness - and when she does fall, she falls hard. But he is married, and to her friend - who is also the subject of the story she is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness...But there will be a price to pay, and it will be unbearable.
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MicheleinPhilly
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This book is bleak AF but for some reason it felt like a cosy, comforting hug. My first Clare Chambers but it certainly won‘t be my last. 👍🏼

LeahBergen That‘s so true! Grim and cozy. 😆 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen “Grim and cozy” should be the Scorpio tagline. 😉 2mo
TrishB A grey and grim read! 2mo
LeahBergen That‘s us to a tee. 😆 2mo
Megabooks Hit the nail on the head! 2mo
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Tamra
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I enjoyed this on audio. 4⭐️ I didn‘t fall in love with the characters, but it was an engaging historical novel with taboo breakers. I appreciated the end because I had completely forgotten the foreshadowing.

I would say Aunt Edie deserves her own spin-off!

LeahBergen I liked that Aunt Edie! 👍 3mo
Tamra @LeahBergen I just felt I wanted more. 😄 3mo
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LeahBergen
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I‘ve just started this and I can already tell that it‘s absolutely my sort of read!

Thanks again to @Cathythoughts for this lovely gift. 😘😘

Cathythoughts Oh good. Your welcome, I really loved it 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Bklover Oh happy sigh! I love that feeling! 3mo
EvieBee That‘s a good feeling! That bookmark is stunning…and perfect lol! 😍 3mo
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TrishB And look at that bookmark ♥️ 3mo
squirrelbrain Such a good book, and ❤️ the bookmark! 3mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m still reading in bed and immediately sucked right into the story! 😘 3mo
LeahBergen @Bklover Isn‘t it wonderful? 😊 3mo
LeahBergen @EvieBee @TrishB @squirrelbrain I love this bookmark! 😆 I bought it at The Second Shelf bookshop in London but it‘s from a Scottish company. It‘s titled “Book Lovers” on the back. 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes that bookmark is a doll ❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts The orange of the bookmark matched nicely with the orange of the cover, I thought. 😆 3mo
Karons1 It‘s an amazing 🤩 book 📖 one of my favs of last year ; you‘ll love 💕 it! It gets better and better ! I loved it so much Iv bought Clare chambers back catalogue 😆all on my TBR she‘s a fantastic writer : amazing pod cast with her as a guest on you‘re booked - look it up , she talks about her favourite books of all time. Great podcast 😀 3mo
jlhammar I loved this book. One of my favorites of the year so far. Enjoy! 3mo
Tamra The bookmark! 3mo
daisyheadmaesie Your bookmark is INCREDIBLE!!! 3mo
LeahBergen @Karons1 Thanks! I‘ll definitely give that podcast a listen. 👍 3mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar Good to hear! I‘m thoroughly enjoying it. 3mo
LeahBergen @Tamra @daisyheadmaesie Thanks! It‘s one of my faves. 😄 3mo
Megabooks This is a fantastic gift! Great book! 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m taking my time with it and thoroughly enjoying it! @Megabooks 3mo
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kathedron
Small Pleasures | Clare Chambers
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It's book-hangover time again!
A reporter on a local paper investigates a claim of immaculate conception in 1950s Sidcup? Well, Clare Chambers, you've a hard sell on your hands there! Or so I thought: I loved it. She wrote her characters with real pathos amidst the shitty compromises of their lives. Not sure how I feel about that ending, though.

jlhammar One of the best books I've read so far this year. Absolutely loved it! 5mo
squirrelbrain The ending was just 😲 5mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too👍❤️ 5mo
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BookwormM
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I enjoyed this quiet novel set in the 1950s I love the fact that the story is based on real events but my god that ending really took me unawares.

TrishB Yeah, that ending was excuse me!? 6mo
Cathythoughts What an ending!!! 6mo
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jlhammar
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What a wonderful book! Utterly absorbing. The first page is a news article headlined “Rail Disaster” dated Dec 6, 1957. The next page opens the novel in June 1957. Tragedy looms as the story unfolds, but the reader won‘t know how it connects until the very end.

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Karons1
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Really surprised 😮 I loved this as much as I did as the premise didn‘t grab me so so glad I bought it wonderful book 📖 #oneofmyfavourites #favouritereadsof21 #favouritenewauthors never read Clare chambers before but have purchased 2 more of her back catalogue

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Donna1980
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My second read of the year, recommended by a good friend. I really enjoyed this and found myself making time to read it (always a good sign). The characters are a rich tapestry of human life, love and interaction. and I loved how well the author conjured up what life was like in Kent and London in the 1950s. The ending was a bit of a surprise and perhaps my least favourite part, but I decided to be hopeful for all the characters involved. 4/5

Cathythoughts Nice review! I enjoyed this too 7mo
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TrishB
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Somewhere between a pick and a so so for me. I find 1950s Britain one of the most depressing places in history. I feel grey and repressed now. Explains a lot about my mum I can tell you! She once berated me for sending her a card and not putting Mrs on it….in case the postman didn‘t know she was married. I would say who cares, but she did, a lot.
So, well written but didn‘t thrill me. And that bloody ending!!

Caroline2 Totally agree. It‘s pretty bleak. And that ending…. 🙄😬 8mo
LeahBergen I love to read about 1950s Britain. 🤣 8mo
TrishB @Caroline2 definitely! 8mo
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TrishB @LeahBergen you will love this if you haven‘t already read 😁👍🏻 8mo
LeahBergen It was a recent gift from @Cathythoughts ! 🥰 8mo
squirrelbrain The ending was a complete shock to me! 8mo
TrishB @LeahBergen 👍🏻 enjoy when you get to it. 8mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain it was a wtf/excuse me moment to the author! 8mo
Megabooks That ending for sure!! 8mo
Reggie Oh, TrishB, I know, sometimes ya just want a mom and not Emily Post. 8mo
TrishB @Megabooks I know it‘s basically there at the beginning- but you‘ve forgotten all about that by the end! 8mo
TrishB @Reggie got lost down the rabbit hole finding out who Emily Post was! 8mo
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TrishB
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Hairdresser reading, thankfully had an app already this week. Given who knows what‘s going to happen (again).

squirrelbrain I went a couple of days ago, fortunately! 8mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain @trishb Got mine in last week too 8mo
Cathythoughts Oh good 👍🏻❤️ you‘ll be good for Christmas 8mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @Oryx @Cathythoughts all good for Christmas and what ever happens next! 8mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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12-18-21: My 127th finished book of 2021! What a lovely story. Jean, a reporter at a local Kent newspaper, is tasked with interviewing a woman, Gretchen, who claims to have had a “virgin birth”. While taking care of her ailing mom by night, during the day Jean starts the arduous task of finding proof to this woman‘s claim. She gets close to Gretchen and her family especially the child. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣2️⃣7️⃣

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LeahBergen
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Thank you so much, Cathy!!! The lovely Xmas dog-walking card only arrived yesterday and the book arrived today. How clever are you to tell me the initials of the title so that I knew this Book Depository delivery was from you?? 😆 I HAVEN‘T read it but I‘ve really wanted to … it‘s absolutely wonderful!

I wasn‘t quite as sharp as you but I did order a book for you this week from Book Depository (initials = TF).

Thanks again, sweet friend! 😘😘

Crazeedi Beautiful card and special friend!! 8mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gift - I loved this book! ❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen @Crazeedi She is, indeed! 8mo
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LeahBergen @squirrelbrain Oh, good to hear. 👍 8mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 8mo
LeahBergen @TrishB Isn‘t it? 😊 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm 💝 gift. On my tbr 8mo
Cathythoughts Oh I‘m so glad you got this. They tell me the post is slow to Canada at the P. O. I really enjoyed this book & I hope you will too. T F sounds exciting! I‘ll be thinking about those initials 😂🤔 and thankyou 😘 Happy Christmas lovely friend X 8mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I was thrilled! It made my day. 😊 I hope TF doesn‘t take too long to reach you. 😆 Thank you so much and Happy Christmas to you! 😘😘 8mo
batsy Cathy is so sweet 💕 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh no, Leah I hope we didn‘t both gotten the same book for Cathy (TF) 😂 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm well I did send @batsy a book with the initials SP and it‘s not Small Pleasures .. 😂. I have something on the way to you too Jessie. I think it‘s MD ! 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy Yes, she is! 🥰 8mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm We probably did! 😆 We are going to have to start giving each other coded messages ahead of time! 😆😆 I sent something to you from Book Depository, too … the title is three words. 8mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Hmm… what is another SP book? 🤔😆😆 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy I really need to start sending you a book for holidays. Will you email your address to me? bergenl@shaw.ca 8mo
batsy @LeahBergen I was thinking the same! Will drop you a line soon ❤️ 8mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Oooh I think I might have guessed 😁🧐🕵🏽‍♀️ 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy Yes, do! 😘 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy oh dear! Maybe this ‘initials‘ scheme isn‘t going to work 😂 I‘d say Detective Suba you have cracked the case 🕵️‍♀️ 8mo
Megabooks Great book! 8mo
batsy @Cathythoughts 😆😆 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Thank you Cathy! MD, huh..I have a suspect.. 😄 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thank you Leah! Three words title..that‘s more difficult to guess😂 8mo
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Megabooks
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This book was a pleasure to read, but I had to suspend my knowledge about journalism to believe it. It‘s 1957 and Jean is a spinster living with and caring for her mother while working as a reporter for the local daily. When a woman writes in saying that her daughter is the product of a virgin birth, Jean sets out to investigate while the woman and her daughter go for medical testing. Jean becomes compromisingly involved in the family‘s life. 😬

Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you very much for this gift! It was definitely a winner! 💜 8mo
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks this is my actual #bookspin! 8mo
BarbaraBB It sounds weird! Not sure if I want to read it myself. So this book was 499…. Which means you‘re now into you‘re #DriveTo500 book! 8mo
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Megabooks You had to suspend journalistic ethics, but it was a good story! This was 497. I‘m a bit behind on reviews. Still working on reading 499 and 500! 😁 @BarbaraBB (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen I keep wavering on reading this book too!! I can‘t wait to see which book will be 500!!!!! 8mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one. That ending ! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB just tagged y‘all in the 500 post!! I planned to send a update tonight but we have severe storms with tornadoes coming through, so I want to save battery. Mom has packed bags for us because of course! I put Molly‘s bone in, so she has something. 😉 I think things will be okay. 💜 8mo
Megabooks @Cathythoughts I know poor Jean!! Interesting book for sure! 8mo
Cinfhen Stay safe ♥️ 8mo
BarbaraBB Stay safe Meg, it will be quite the adventure for Molly 🐶 8mo
Cathythoughts Stay safe in the storm Meg ❤️ 8mo
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Kazzie
Small Pleasures | Clare Chambers
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Very well written, insightful story into mid century British life - with an examination of interior thoughts and lives that I haven‘t read much before. Beautiful and sad love story. The protagonist Jean is such a likeable character

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monalyisha
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Another #NewYearWhoDis pick going on my TBR, this time from @LeeRHarry 🌸.

The story centers around a purported Virgin Birth & a lonely reporter who gets all tangled up with the family making the claim. It sounds like there‘s a lot of tenderness, as well as a “ripple of darkness.”

*Longlisted for the Women‘s Prize for Fiction*

#NYWD22

LeeRHarry Hope you enjoy it! It has had mixed reviews but I gave it 5 stars 😊 gorgeous writing and definitely “a ripple of darkness”. (edited) 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly What a beautiful cover! And a great author name 😁 9mo
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Karons1
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Wow ! What a wonderful wonderful read ! A bookclub choice for us and I was alittle unsure about it , but it blew me away . The writing style quick and engaging a beautiful story I‘m amazed it‘s so poorly rated on goodreads ! Now want to read everything by this wonderful author

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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KarenUK
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A lovely quiet novel of loneliness and duty with an unusual mystery and a surprising love affair thrown in. Told with simple prose and keenly observed period detail, I was swept along with the story. It‘s a beautifully written 50‘s suburban period piece, where Jean, a young journalist who takes care of her ailing mother, investigates the possibility of a woman‘s virgin birth after receiving an intriguing letter to her local paper.

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one ❤️ 9mo
squirrelbrain I really liked it too @Cathythoughts ! 9mo
KarenUK @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I went in not knowing anything about it and it was a nice surprise! 9mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#womensprizelonglist
This was good. Not amazing but a solid 3. Chambers combined 2 historical events that did not take place in the same time or place which I find a bit bizarre. She also barely touches on one of them but make a point of explaining in an author's note why she wrote about both.
Mostly a character study this is a fairly slow read that would have benefited from more action and depth. But I did keep picking it up to finish

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NovelNancy
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This novel has strong character development, and a strong sense of time and place. The characters are every day people with not much happiness, but find more through their friendship. There are a couple of plot twists as well making for an enjoyable, quick read.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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As a divorce for so long I could be a maiden aunt I love that our view on this station of life has changed!

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Cazxxx
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Wasn‘t sure about this one but ended up reading it in 2 days and really enjoying it!

Cathythoughts I sooo enjoyed this book ❤️💔 12mo
Cazxxx @Cathythoughts I enjoyed it a lot more than I though I would have! 😊 12mo
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rachaich
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Loved it!
Liked the writing, the quirky characters, the era, the relationships. Thought the ending was well done, had to re read it to make sure I'd understood 😗😆🤔 and was surprised by the outcome.
Might find some more of hers.

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rachaich
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After hearing this on radio 4 I chose it for our book club.
Very readable, like the era, also really unsure if the virgin birth will be true...

Cathythoughts So good. I‘m thinking of choosing it next for our Bookclub ( I loved it ) … and I‘m up next to pick … 😬 13mo
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JillR
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A quiet but captivating story set in the 1950s of Jean, a journalist wanting to prove herself but held back by her demanding mother, and the relationship she forms with the Tilbury family whilst investigating Mrs Tilbury‘s claim of a virgin birth. Jean‘s quiet frustrations and loneliness are so well written and you‘re rooting for her throughout.

TrishB I have this one waiting 👍🏻 lovely review. 13mo
LeeRHarry 5 star read for me - loved it. 13mo
JillR @trishb hope you enjoy it too 😊 13mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Eggs 🧡🍊📙👏🏻 14mo
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BookishTrish
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Love this cover! #bookmail

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emmaturi
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I really enjoyed this book. It didn't get on the shortlist for the Women's Price for Fiction. Jean is a journalist and investigates the case of Gretchen who claims to have given birth to a daughter without involvement of a man. Jean becomes friends with the whole family and spends lots of time with them. Which causes a few problems with her own mother who needs help. It is part mystery. It is quite gripping as you want to find out the truth.

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this book too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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nocto
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Really enjoyed this one. I wasn‘t at all sure that a book about a small town newspaper journalist, in 1957, investigating a story about a woman claiming to have had a virgin birth was going to be up my street but it very much was. Lots of fab female characters and it manages to be uplifting as well as desperately sad.

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AnneCecilie
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It‘s the 1950s and Jean is working as a writer at the local newspaper. Jean is almost 40, never moved out and therefore still lives with her mother whom she takes care of.

One day at work she gets a letter from a woman claiming that the birth of her now 10 yr old daughter was a virgin birth.

Before Jean knows it, she is more involved in this family than she ever expected to be.

This book had a nostalgic feel to it.

Cathythoughts I really loved this one ❤️ 1y
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nocto
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All ready with my May #bookspin picks. I finally finished my April book yesterday afternoon. Hopefully the extra day in May will help this month! [Struggling to post this, will it be fourth time lucky?]

nocto And then they all appeared at once. Ooops! 🙁 1y
nocto And tagging @TheAromaofBooks who does a great job of organising this! Thank you! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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nocto
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Masked raid 😷 of the local bookshop (& coffee shop) went well I think! Latte drunk, time to read!

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kellock
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Ending April with these 4. Tagged book was my favourite I think. Or Hamnet. So hard to pick!

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Cathythoughts
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I‘ve just finished this book ... OMG what an ending ! Set in 1957 in London & Kent. There were times I could have killed Jean Swinney for all her goodness .. but I never expected that ending. A most engaging story & some lovely writing. I‘d like to read more by this author. So good 👍🏻❤️ another favorite from this year.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo ❤️ 🍎 1y
Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks 👍🏻❤️and it‘s such a good book 1y
squirrelbrain I loved this one too! I still hope that the ending wasn‘t what was implied and that he wasn‘t one of the victims - what do you think? 1y
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LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain he was on the train, it was set up from the beginning, which I had forgotten so promptly burst into tears 😭 1y
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain oh that‘s a hopeful thought .. I just presumed the worst ! (I‘ll have to stop that thinking 🙄) it was so well done ... you couldn‘t have imagined that ending & yet it all tied in so cleverly ... I‘m looking up others by this author now 1y
Cathythoughts @LeeRHarry I had forgotten that part from the beginning as well ... so clever! What a shocker ... I‘d say she was definitely pregnant too .... you think ? She couldn‘t eat with nausea 1y
LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts yes I think so 1y
BarbaraBB Sold! 🤍 1y
Tamra I must check it out - I love a surprise ending! 1y
LeahBergen I‘m intrigued! 1y
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I hope you like it 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s very good ❤️👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I imagine you would like it 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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squirrelbrain
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Book 11 of the #womensprize longlist.

Loved this tale of a suspected virgin birth in 1950s England. I thought I had the plot all worked out fairly early on, but I was wrong! it would certainly be near the top of my ‘favourites‘ shortlist. I‘m not sure however if it‘s quirky / groundbreaking / different enough to make the actual prize shortlist but I hope it does.

TrishB Interesting 👍🏻 got on offer a couple of weeks ago. 1y
Kalalalatja Great review! 1y
charl08 Love the cover of this one. Hoping to read it soon. 1y
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LeeRHarry Still my favourite so far although I‘ve stalled a bit with reading the list, also a bit behind on my reviews....glad you enjoyed it 😊 1y
Cathythoughts Nice review! I‘m reading this one now & it‘s very good 👍🏻❤️ 1y
eraderneely I thought I had read all the longlist books I was going to manage, then you hit me with a review like that... 1y
squirrelbrain Sorry @eraderneely ! (Not really!) 🤪 1y
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Cathythoughts
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I need to pick up my pace with the reading ... So , I‘ve ordered some new books from Book Depository & just picked the tagged one up on kindle 🤞🏻
Still on audio with The Lying Life of Adults .. & completely blown away by it

LeahBergen Yay for ordering new books! 😆 1y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know ! It‘s just I need a new bookcase 😬... but I don‘t care , I‘ll put them somewhere, I needed inspiration... ❤️📚 1y
TrishB Don‘t worry about where you put them 😁 I never do! 1y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB I won‘t worry 👍🏻❤️😁 it‘s all good 1y
Arkrayder 😏Really like Book Depository. Ordered a lot from them when I was in Ireland. 😏 1y
Cathythoughts @Arkrayder They are a good crowd to order from ... I really like them too 👍🏻😁 1y
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AnneCecilie
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It‘s good to know that someone has their priorities right

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kellock
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I loved this. A very different kind of mystery. I thought I was getting the ending I wanted but fear in the end that I didn't 😢

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kellock
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Same book. New drink. Pimms O'clock 🥃

EvieBee Love me some Pimms! 1y
Cathythoughts Both look good 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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kellock
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How apt is the book title I'm reading!!! Still working from home and it really is a small pleasure to get out in the sun at lunchtime with a cuppa and a good book 📖

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kellock
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Next up . . . Hope to squeeze this in before I absolutely need to start my book group pick. My ability to retain plot is shocking so book group read must be done as close to the meeting as possible!

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emmaturi
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I am up to the letter F in my challenge:

The Girl Who Could Move Shit With Her Mind by Jackson Ford
Fleischman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesseer-Akner

I will start Fleischman this week once I finish my tagged book! #tbr

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed Fleishman 1y
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thewallflower0707
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Uhm... nope. I felt very uncomfortable reading about the main character inserting herself into this family and then even cheat on the wife, her *friend* with her husband??

Rating: ⭐️⭐️

#womensprize @squirrelbrain @BookishTrish

squirrelbrain Oh dear! I‘ve just started this on audio...I‘m enjoying it so far. 1y
LeeRHarry This is my fave on the longlist so far - loved it 😊 makes it so interesting that we all have different views! 1y
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RedHeadReader
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I loved this book. It was funny, tragic and quietly feminist. I'll definitely read more from this author as it was beautifully written.

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Caroline2
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I‘ve heard good things about this one. 👍 #99pKindleDailyDeals #99ponKindle

TrishB I just came to have a look at reviews before buying 👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts This looks very good 1y
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VRM1975
Small Pleasures | Clare Chambers
Pickpick

Loved this book, beautifully written.

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Curvybookgirl
Small Pleasures | Clare Chambers
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Pickpick

Based on true stories from the 1950‘s a very enjoyable and eye opening read

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