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This is a lovely book, it really draws you in and is very involving. I always like Marian Keyes’ books, especially the stories of the Walsh family and their hectic, chaotic and slightly crazy lives. This book is particularly memorable though and while being full of things to make you smile (in particular Mammy Walsh’s [...]

I absolutely adore all the Agatha Christie books. I do like her other detective characters like Hercule Poirot, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford etc, but I think Miss Marple is my favourite. There is something so appealing in this fragile, prudish elderly lady, usually ignored and overlooked, and yet who possesses a shockingly quick-witted and [...]

I find this such a fantastic book, but really quite strange and unlike any other book I have ever read. It is very amusing however, and even though very strange things happen in Wonderland it does make me think it is a fascinating place to be. I often wish I could change things in my [...]

I found this book really interesting as it gives a whole other perspective of women’s lives in this time. I am used to reading Jane Austen novels where many of the characters are from rich and noble families – some of the characters may need to, or be expected to, marry for money but there [...]

I really enjoy reading the ‘Jeeves & Wooster’ books. Bertie Wooster is such a lovely character – so pleasant, friendly and loyal, and yet also completely hopeless, foolish and often taken advantage of. His own opinion of himself is so entirely different to how the other characters, and the readers, view him. However he is [...]

Persuasion by Jane Austen

I really love this Jane Austen book, it is very romantic. Anne & Captain Wentworth were meant to be together and even though there were obstacles and it took many years, they do end up together, no matter how unlikely it seemed in the beginning. It reminds me of a film in that way. I [...]

I think this is my favourite of all the Bronte sisters’ books. I really admire the independent nature of Helen, and think it is quite a feminist book and ahead of its time. I like the fact that the book is written in the form of a letter (by Gilbert to his friend Halford), as [...]

I’m almost reluctant to review this book as it seems to fill my head with so many conflicting and contrasting thoughts and feelings, and I feel I can’t possibly do it justice. I both like the book and dislike it too, as it can charm me and horrify me at the same time. I personally [...]

I loved Enid Blyton’s books when I was a child – they are fantastic and pure delightful escapism. I think the Faraway Tree ones were my favourite though – Moonface, Silky, and The Saucepan Man. I remember Moonfaces’ Toffee Shocks that exploded in your mouth, and the fantastic slide inside his house that sent you [...]

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Classic Book Club

Please leave your reviews and comments about any books you have read, whether they be old classics such as Bronte, Austen or Dickens, or modern-day classics such as Dan Brown, Cathy Kelly or Marian Keyes.