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This is an interesting book; there are no dramatic events and it could be described as just a tale of family life within a mining community, yet the word that I use most often to describe this book is ‘disturbing’ so it isn’t as gentle as it first seems. The book shows the whole family [...]

No Name by Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins is one of my all-time favourite authors, his books are always ones that I fly through as I can’t put them down. They are brilliantly plotted and full of suspense and tension, and yet have so much more depth to them than just these factors as they are always extremely involved and detailed. [...]

This is a gripping story that covers so many themes – class systems, poverty, ambition, injustice, love, murder, and even a bit of a who-dunnit. It details the life of Mary Barton, from her poor background growing up with her hard working father, her relationships with her friends, the men in her life, and, mostly, [...]


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.