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KerriNTurner

KerriNTurner

Joined September 2016

Author of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers. Book addict. Miniature schnauzer mum. Represented by The Nash Agency.
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Behind the Sun by Deborah Challinor
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Nature Of The Lion by T.M. Clark
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Swanson on Swanson by Gloria Swanson
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I did a podcast with Better Reading all about my book (tagged). My first podcast ever, I was a little nervous but had a lot of fun too. Best of all, I‘m not cringing over the sound of my own voice! 😄

Crazeedi Congrats!! I dislike hearing my voice too! You rock!! 4mo
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Pygmalion | George Bernard Shaw
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For St Patrick‘s Day, here‘s a stack of books from Irish authors! I‘ve read the bottom two, but the top three are still on my TBR.

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This non-fiction book was so eye-opening! I have a new appreciation and respect for stunt people, the women in particular. At times the history is frustrating, at others you find yourself cheering. I‘ll never look at movies the same way again!

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The Poison Bed | E C Fremantle
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I went to the library today! Which should I read first? I‘m thinking the tagged book...

LeahBergen Charlotte Sometimes! 4mo
LeahBergen But I do want to read the tagged book. 😆 4mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen funnily enough I picked up Charlotte Sometimes first, then read Poison Bed next 😆 4mo
LeahBergen Well, nicely done! 😆😆 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Found the most gorgeous hardcover edition of Jane Eyre on the weekend and just had to buy it. Photo doesn‘t do it justice - the pages are edged in gold and the flowers and leaves are embossed. Exquisite!

DGRachel That‘s beautiful! 5mo
Ms.Story That's a striking cover! 😍😍😍 5mo
rohit-sawant Stunning edition! 5mo
julesG 😍😍 5mo
zezeki That cover is gorgeous! 😍😍 5mo
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It‘s true! I imagined becoming a published author, and here I am. 😊

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I thought this book would take me some time to get through because of the size, but I read it in no time at all. It‘s so gripping it‘s hard to put down! I know some people have said they didn‘t like the chapters set post-WW2, but I don‘t think the story could have been done justice without them - there would simply be too many open ends. As it is, we get a fully-rounded story that leaves you breathless but satisfied.

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I wasn‘t sure if this one was going to live up to the hype, but in the end it really worked for me. Clear, no-nonsense advice delivered in a sharp and humorous way. It‘s kind of like having a session of really good therapy. I think it works much better as an audiobook (for me anyway) as the writing style is sort of conversational and I‘m not sure the humour would translate as well in print. I‘m going to revisit this one from time to time!

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After the Party | Cassie Hamer
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On the weekend I went to the book launch for the lovely Aussie author Cassie Hamer‘s debut book, After the Party. Thought this photo, taken right as the launch party was winding up, was perfect for the book and it‘s themes!

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April Lady | Georgette Heyer
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Another delightful Georgette Heyer romance. It was fun and clever that the romance took place between a couple who were already married because you don‘t see that too often in the genre. A few good laughs and a sweet ending which left me happy.

Carolyn11215 I love Georgette Heyer! 5mo
LeahBergen And now I feel like picking up a Heyer. 😍 5mo
KerriNTurner @Carolyn11215 I‘m relatively new to her books, but absolutely hooked! 5mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen they‘re currently my go-to feel-good books 😊 5mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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So glad my Litsy app is working again! This quote I was going to share on Valentine‘s Day, because it‘s from one of the most romantic books I‘ve read.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved Circe - need to get to this one soon!! 5mo
Bklover Love this book! 5mo
Reagan-reads It was beautifully written! So many amazing lines. 5mo
KerriNTurner @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved this one even more than Circe! 5mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Wuthering Heights is my favourite book, and even though I already own a gorgeous vintage copy, I had to buy this edition as soon as I saw it. Who could pass up a cover this beautiful?

Caroline2 Love it 🥰 5mo
La_Cori 😍😍 5mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 5mo
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Last week I enjoyed a brief working holiday at a little rented beach house. Is it just me who loves hanging out in front of the bookshelves of strangers? It‘s like getting a peek into their personalities!

Crazeedi I love checking out other people's bookshelves, it's kind of a glimpse into their personalities and lives...👍 5mo
Crazeedi And of course it's books!!!! 5mo
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Bunheads | Sophie Flack
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Bunheads is one of my favourite ballet books, and this quote really stands out to me.

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I‘ve been super quiet on Litsy lately, but with good reason - I was celebrating the release and launch of my debut novel! On shelves in Australia and New Zealand now, with ebooks available in USA. Further countries hopefully coming soon!

irre Congratulations! 5mo
KristenDuck That‘s fantastic!! 5mo
JennyM Huzzah...congrats. I will look out for a copy 👏🏼🎉 5mo
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Chelsea.Poole Wonderful! Congratulations 🎉 5mo
Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING ❣️❣️❣️❣️🍾🎊🙌🏻 5mo
TrishB Very cool ❤️👍🏻 5mo
rohit-sawant How wonderful! Congrats! 5mo
Carolyn11215 Congrats!!!!!🎉🍾🎈 5mo
LeahBergen Yayyyyy!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I do hope I can buy it in Canada soon. It‘s available as an e-book here but I‘m not an e-reader type. 🤫 5mo
mrp27 Congratulations! 🎉🎉 5mo
KirstieE Oh my goodness 😱 Congrats!! I'll keep an eye out for it 🤔 5mo
CarolynM Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉 I saw it on the shelf at Readings in Carlton earlier in the week. I'm on my best behaviour about not buying new books (so many here to read) but when I crack it will be in the pile🤑 5mo
KerriNTurner @irre @KristenDuck @JennyM @Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen @TrishB @rohit-sawant @Carolyn11215 @mrp27 @KirstieE thank you all so much!!! Litsy people are the best, I‘m feeling the love 😊❤️ 5mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen there are a couple of Canadian publishers interested, so fingers crossed it‘ll be available in print there soon! 5mo
KerriNTurner @CarolynM thank you! Hahaha I can totally relate about the self-imposed book buying ban (although I suck at sticking to it!) 5mo
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Tell Me a Secret | Jane Fallon
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This was another fun, fast read from Jane Fallon, whose books I always look forward to. She had me turning those pages, eager to keep reading, even when I was frustrated with the main character for being a bit obtuse/slow to figure things out. Finished it in one day.

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This quote, taken from Ken Follett‘s The Pillars of the Earth, pretty much sums up how I‘m feeling on the eve of my debut book being released...

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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It‘s been many years since I last read Jane Eyre, so when I saw the audiobook on BorrowBox I snapped it up for a listen. Thandie Newton is a wonderful narrator!

tpixie I went on a Bronté kick a few years ago before I read the tagged book. I did like Anne Brontë‘s books too. 6mo
KerriNTurner @tpixie ooh the tagged book sounds fantastic, will have to check it out! I need to read more of Anne‘s books, I‘m not as familiar with them. 6mo
tpixie @KerriNTurner I wasn‘t either, but was glad I read them before reading 6mo
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tpixie @KerriNTurner I may have gone over board, but I thought I got a little bit more out of reading more of the Brontës before I read that other book for book club. No one else in my book club did it so I guess that makes me a nerd. ? 6mo
KerriNTurner @tpixie I‘m all for being a nerd! If you can get more out of an experience, why not do it? Good for you! 😊 6mo
tpixie @KerriNTurner 🥰🥳 6mo
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Daughter of Mine | Fiona Lowe
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Easy to escape into, it was full of family drama and refreshingly complicated characters. Read it in two sittings!

DGRachel 💖💖💖 that straw! 6mo
KerriNTurner @DGRachel isn‘t it cute?! It also came with a cactus one! 😄 6mo
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Webster's New World Mini Thesaurus | Joyce L. Vedral, Webster's New World Dictionary, Webster
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I‘ve gotten behind my Litsying because I‘m mid-structural-edits on my second book AND my debut book comes out in Australian stores next week. Crazy times! To keep me sane, husband bought me this rose gold pen (a ‘get through the editing‘ gift). Then I found the pocket-sized dictionary and thesaurus at a book swap. Perfect timing!

JennyM Oh wow...congratulations. What‘s your book? I‘m in Australia so will look out for it 😊 (edited) 6mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! Congrats 6mo
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Look what arrived today! It‘s the first time I‘ve seen the finished book in person, and I‘m not going to lie, I reacted like this: 😭😭😭.
So many years of work have gone into this, and there was so much fear and doubt I‘d never see this day. It‘s a dream come true.

KaatjeH Congratulations! Great cover😊 6mo
DivineDiana So exciting! Cheers to you! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Fabulous cover! 🥂 6mo
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Kalalalatja That‘s amazing! Congratulations 👏🎉🙌 6mo
LauraBeth Kerri!! How amazing! Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 LOVE the cover - can‘t wait to read it 6mo
TheSpineView Cover love for sure!!💜 6mo
Carolyn11215 Congrats!!! So happy for you!! 6mo
CouronneDhiver @BookishTrish Saw this and thought of you. 😊 (edited) 6mo
CouronneDhiver Gorgeous! 6mo
mrp27 Great cover! 6mo
LeahBergen Yayyyyyy! Congratulations! 😘😘 6mo
BookishTrish @CouronneDhiver This is right up my alley - thanks for the tag! 6mo
BookishTrish Congratulations on your book! ❤️💕❤️ 6mo
irre Congratulations!! 6mo
CarolynM Congratulations!! It looks great💐 6mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations! What a gorgeous cover. 😃 6mo
KerriNTurner @KaatjeH @erzascarletbookgasm @LauraBeth @TheSpineView @CouronneDhiver @mrp27 @sprainedbrain the cover designer was Lisa White, an incredibly talented woman. I feel very lucky to have been given such a beautiful cover! 6mo
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On the Same Page | Penelope Janu
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I got hit by a nasty stomach virus yesterday, but on the bright side I had On the Same Page to cheer me up. That, and copious amounts of camomile tea, got me through the day!

megzlynn That teacup is gorgeous! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Sorry to hear it. Better soon! 6mo
LeahBergen Oh no! 🤢 6mo
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KerriNTurner @LeahBergen never fun 😣 6mo
KerriNTurner @megzlynn a gift from my husband, he picked well! 6mo
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Black Moth | Georgette Heyer
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I‘ve had a lot of luck at the book swap library lately. Just look at this stack! All books I‘ve never read before.

LeahBergen Look at those old Heyers! 😍 6mo
KerriNTurner I‘m fairly sure I shouted ‘MINE!‘ when I saw them 😆 6mo
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Rainbird's Revenge | M. C. Beaton
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A strong finish to another delightful series from one of my favourite regency romance writers. The House for a Season books always make me laugh, but the way this one wrapped up all the storylines also pulled at my heart strings. Just lovely!

LeahBergen These sound lovely! 6mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen they are, I pick one up whenever I need something feel-good to escape into! 6mo
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You know, I can relate to Morrigan Crow sometimes.

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The Invitation | Belinda Alexandra
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How I get outdoorsy...

JennyM I like your type of outdoorsy! Looks the perfect spot! (edited) 6mo
CarolynM That's lovely😍 Where are you? 6mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome 👏🏽 6mo
KerriNTurner @CarolynM Primrose Park in Sydney, it‘s such a beautiful spot! 6mo
CarolynM 👍 6mo
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I found Wundersmith even better than Nevermoor. It made me laugh so many times, questions were answered while new ones were raised, and the world was even more fully realised and detailed. I can‘t wait for the next in the series now!
Nelson decided it was his turn next and took to sleeping on the book (although he‘s not sure what to make of the giant cat). He hates photos and tried to move away, but I just caught him!

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Daughter of Mine | Fiona Lowe
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Here are some of the books on my TBR pile I‘m looking forward to reading in 2019. Happy New Year Litsy friends!

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Here are my favourite nine books I read in 2018 (with a tenth being Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend, which I just now finished and loved).

Texreader I‘ve read two of these and of those Kindred was my fave. Great book. 7mo
JennyM I‘m giving a cheer for Wundersmith too 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
KerriNTurner @Texreader it‘s excellent, isn‘t it? 7mo
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KerriNTurner @JennyM loved Wundersmith, found it even better than Nevermoor! 7mo
Carolyn11215 Kindred is one of my all time fave books! 7mo
KerriNTurner @Carolyn11215 I can‘t believe I‘d never read it before! So good. 7mo
ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this novel!!! 5mo
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New books received for Christmas! People know the way to my heart... (especially when they‘re teamed with a brand new teacup too!).

LeahBergen That‘s a beautiful teacup! 7mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen isn‘t it just? The pattern is on the inside too! 7mo
LazyDays 😍 7mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Merry Christmas everyone!

CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄 ❤️ 7mo
KerriNTurner @CarolynM and to you too! 🎅🏻 7mo
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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C Y Moore
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“And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.”

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A Christmas Memory | Truman Capote
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I do not recommend giving this one to your kids as a Christmas read - it‘s so sad! Definitely some tears at the end for me. Beautifully told, and the illustrations by Beth Peck are extraordinary and capture the feeling of the story in every way.

LeahBergen I love this one. ❤️ 7mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen it‘s so beautiful 7mo
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Disney's Christmas Classics | Floyd Norman, Frank Reilly
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As a major fan of both Disney and Christmas, I completely loved reading this book, which is a collection of Disney comic strips from 1960 - 1997 (and was a brilliant birthday present from my husband back in October).

erzascarletbookgasm This is such a bright and cheerful picture! ❤️ 7mo
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Horrible Christmas | Terry Deary
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Very funny, often silly, yet educational too. Ones kids and adults alike will love!

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I was drawn to this by the prospect of a Christmassy book with a historical fiction element to it. It actually doesn‘t have much Christmas in it until near the very end, but I enjoyed it all the same. I learned so much about a country, landscape and history I knew very little about. The main focus is definitely on the modern part, and I‘m not sure the historical was actually needed in the end. Still I‘m glad it was there because it was interesting

BookaholicNatty This looks like a great Christmas read!!! 7mo
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This quince gin is my drink of choice this Christmas. Pairs well with a festive book too!

LeahBergen You can‘t beat gin and Mitford! 😍😍 7mo
larah17 Looks like an amazing pairing 😍 7mo
CarolynM So good😍😍😍 7mo
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KerriNTurner @LeahBergen agreed! 😄 7mo
KerriNTurner @larah17 it really is 😄 7mo
TheCuriousHousecat Just finished Love in a cold climate and loved it. Will definitely add this to my stack. 7mo
KerriNTurner @TheCuriousHousecat I‘ve not read Love in a Cold Climate, so I‘ll have to add that one to my stack! 7mo
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The essay parts of this book were my favourite, they had me laughing out loud. I wish there had been more as I didn‘t love the short stories the same way. They had a darker/more melancholy edge, which might suit some people‘s tastes but given the author excels at dry and sarcastic humour I wanted more of that! I listened to the audiobook, which was read by the author herself, and her dead-pan and slightly sardonic way of reading was perfect.

MaGoose Love the little trailer. Is that a pin? Where did you get it? 7mo
KerriNTurner @MaGoose it‘s actually a Christmas tree ornament! I believe I got it at Pottery Barn 7mo
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Structural editing on my second book has begun!

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉 7mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
JennyM Well done 😊 7mo
LauraBeth 🎉🎉💃💃 7mo
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I spotted this in an op shop and it gave me a good giggle. I know a few people who would enjoy it!

rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 8mo
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Christmas-tree Land | Mrs. Molesworth
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I do love a book Christmas tree! This one spotted in a bookstore window.

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A Redbird Christmas | Fannie Flagg
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Some Christmas reads I‘ve got lined up for December. I may or may not have bought more since taking this pic...

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Today I finished listening to the last Harry Potter audiobook. Stephen Fry‘s narration is brilliant beginning to end. What am I going to do with myself now? I‘m having Hogwarts withdrawals...

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Hogwarts is my comfort place.

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The Midsummer Garden | Kirsty Manning
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Such a pretty cover! Recently purchased this one, adding it to my ever-growing TBR pile.

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Paddington Helps Out | Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum
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Trying to resist temptation to crawl back into bed with some cosy books today. My brain appears to have decided it doesn‘t want to do anything else!

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Continuing my Romanov fix in the lead-up to my own Romanov-related book‘s release, this morning I finished listening to The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner. Epic in scope, highly detailed, one for people who love historical fiction which feels like a biography!

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Simple yet striking words.

Slajaunie The story of Tsar Nicholas and his family has always intrigued me. 8mo
KerriNTurner @Slajaunie their story is so tragic and so layered, it‘s impossible not to be fascinated by them I think. 8mo
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Angel on the Square | Gloria Whelan
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Aimed at younger readers, this actually makes for a great read for anyone who wants an inside look at the downfall of the Romanov family and the immediate aftermath for those in their circle. Particularly if you‘re not familiar with the history, this will bring you up to speed (whatever your age).

rubyslippersreads Romanov kid lit! Sounds perfect for me. 😊 8mo
KerriNTurner @rubyslippersreads that‘s exactly what I thought when I saw it! 😄 8mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Love these trinket boxes which look like Christmas books! 😍