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What shall I read? By Liz Froggatts

There is such a choice, more and more books published each year, so many categories and each person has his or her own preferences. Liz Froggatts is a regular contributor, book worm and Silver Robin friend. Perhaps she might inspire you to read a book and send in your review? Books by authors from Eire… Click here to read more

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Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig

Beware of Pity is Stefan Zweig’s great novel. He wrote it in 1938 shortly before the 2nd world war but it is set just before the outbreak of the 1st. It is the story of a young Austrian cavalry officer – Anton Hoffmiller – befriends the Kekesfalvas – a local, self made millionaire, his niece,… Click here to read more

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Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Written in 1866 it was published posthumously and unfinished at her death,though fortunately Mrs Gaskell left a draft of how it was to end. It ‘s the story of Molly Gibson whose father ,the much loved family Doctor, marries for the second time, a widow who arrives with a dazzling daughter, Cynthia. Molly ‘s relationship… Click here to read more

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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler has declared A Spool of Blue Thread to be her final novel and it’s certainly a great one to go out on. It spans 4 generations of Whitshanks their lives unfolding in and around the much loved family home in Baltimore. They are people we can identify with: Their strengths, their flaws, their… Click here to read more