Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Audiobook narrated by Dan Stevens. Opening sentence: “Ten little Soldier Boys went out to dine;Β One choked his little self and then there were nine.” I am yet to read an Agatha Christie book that I didn’t like. Dame Agatha Christie was a true bloody genius.Β And Then There […]

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Review: Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell Opening sentence: “A succession of furious choking yells from the street.” I didn’t quite know what to expect when I started listening to this (it was my audiobook for the month), all I knew was that it was an account of the time Orwell spent […]

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Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Opening sentence: “Mrs Ferrars died on the night of the 16th-17th September – a Thursday.” I recently decided to read more Agatha Christie this year and after finishing The ABC Murders, I asked the wonderful folk of Bookstagram which Christie they would recommend as my next read […]

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Review: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie Opening sentence: “In this narrative of mine I have departed from my usual practice of relating only those incidents and scenes at which I myself was present.” I recently decided that this year I would read a lot more Agatha Christie. When I’ve delved into her books in the […]

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Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Opening sentence: “A squat grey building of only thirty-four storeys.” I know I might be a little late to the party reading this classic, but I have to say – this is a fantastic book! When you put it in historical context and realise it was published in 1932, […]

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Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Opening sentence: “My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood.” I’m so pleased I finally got round to reading Shirley Jackson. I knew this book was going to be a creepy tale, but what I loved so much about it was the subtle way the suspense built […]

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Review: White Teeth

White Teeth by Zadie Smith Opening sentence: “Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway.” This book has been on my TBR list for such a long time, too long I have just discovered since finishing (it was published in 2000 – I’ve had 17 years to get Zadie Smith in my life, […]

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