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Win The Assassin’s Cloak

This competition has now ended. What is The Assassin’s Cloak? It’s an anthology of diary entries from 170 contributors, ranging from Queen Victoria to Andy Warhol. Canongate Books and The Classic Book Club want you (yes, you) to send us a (fictional) diary entry of your own – and our three favourite entries will win [...]

Daphne Du Maurier is such an incredible writer – there is no-one else that manages to create such a feeling of dread and foreboding and ill-ease in books as she! I find myself turning a page and then involuntarily scanning to the end before I read it, just to find out in advance if anything [...]

You can’t help but want to read this book just because it is one of the Penguin Classic Series and the cover is printed in the lovely dark green ‘crime’ colour! I have an urge to collect all of them, they just look so serious and traditional yet so attractive! The novel is a really [...]

This book attracted me as it isn’t only a ‘who-dunnit’ but is also set in Vienna in 1902 and involves a Professor of Psychology (Liebermann) so there is plenty of psychoanalysis and Sherlock Holmes type deductions. The crime being investigated is the murder of a medium whose body is found in a locked room. It [...]

This is a very interesting and intriguing story; Millie’s Aunt Flo has recently died and she has been asked to sort through her belongings. She finds that, rather than the seemingly dull life she imagined Flo had, there are actually surprising secrets consisting of a hushed-up love affair and an illegitimate child! As Millie pieces [...]

I really enjoyed this book, it stood out from other books in its ‘class’ (chick-lit type books) as it deals with quite powerful and emotive subjects, like rape and alcoholism, and yet is still very readable. It is the story of Kendra and her difficulties dealing with life after her rape. She has chosen not [...]

I always love Mary Higgins Clark’s books as they are such good and entertaining plots full of twists and coincidences. This is a really tantalising storyline – Celia is bought a house as a surprise present from her husband, yet (unknown to everyone else) Celia is actually Liza Barton who lived in this same house [...]


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.