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Dave Johnson, Monday 19 February 2018

It is set in 1940, after the fall of Britain to an invasion by Nazi Germany.

The book tells the story of Tom and Jeanie and their clandestine adventures, fighting alongside the Home Guard. This has now become a resistance movement to be reckoned with, not the ‘Dads Army’ with which we are familiar...

If Britain Had Fallen by Tony Kane was reviewed by Dave Johnson.

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Diana Morgan, Thursday 03 September 2015

Having suffered a miscarriage myself, I was interested to see how Nicola May was going to incorporate such a personal event into her new novel The SW19 Club which is billed as funny and romantic.

Having read her novel, she deals with the whole subject in a most sensitive and refreshing manner...

The SW19 Club by Ncola May was reviewed by Diana Morgan.

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Leah Tiplin, Monday 01 July 2013

The Bard of Godstone, Volume 1, Poetry and Rhymes is a fun and eclectic mix of modern prose.

With something for everyone from the sports fan to a tv critic, the Bard is sure to captivate you. A personal favourite of mine has to be ‘wedding apologies’ which gives an amusing suggestion of how to decline a wedding invite!

The Bard of Godstone by Mark Day was reviewed by Leah and Matthew Tiplin

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Philip Evison, Monday 10 June 2013

It is difficult to live in Putney and not be at least vaguely aware of its literary heritage.

But who knew what literary riches lay concealed in this gentle riparian London suburb? Well, Sue Rolfe did for one!

Literary Putney and its Environs: 17th-21st Century by Sue Rolfe was reviewed by Philip Evison

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K Mabena, Wednesday 29 May 2013

In my experience this is exactly what children (adopted & birth children) often say when asked about some of their behaviour. The answer is usually an innocent ‘I don’t know why I did it’.

I have personally read so many books on the subject of adoption and this one provided a new perspective into adoption...

I don’t know why by Annice Thomas was reviewed by K. Mabena, Senior Social Work Practitioner, Adoption Team, United Kingdom

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Don Moore, Friday 01 February 2013

The ‘women’ are the key figures in Jacques K. Lee’s thoughtful novella.

His cold and austere wife, his daughter and granddaughter, are paralleled by his other ‘woman’, an Indian plantation worker with whom he has an illegitimate daughter, who in turn has an equally illicit granddaughter...

The Sugar Baron’s Women by Jacques K. Lee was reviewed by Don Moore.

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