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Top Ten most download Opening Extracts 5 – 12 Dec 2010

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1
Angels in the Snow Angels in the Snow
Sarah Morgan

December 2010 Book of the Month.

A wonderfully feel-good novel with a Christmas storyline and one that’s full of romance and sparkle particularly when snowflakes are falling, Christmas carols are ringing out and the hills of the Lake District are shimmering …
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2
1222 1222
Anne Holt

December 2010 Book of the Month.

This is crime fiction at its tip top best from one of Scandinavia’s bestselling female crime writers.  It’s modern and a pitch-perfect reinvention of the classic locked room mystery.  Retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen has …
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3
Five Ways to Kill a Man Five Ways to Kill a Man
Alex Gray
DCI Lorimer, the new Rebus, with a gritty Glasgow setting.  This intriguing tale appears at first to have too many side strands but they all come together gradually in a novel that kept me up late.  I knew who had …
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4
The Mating Game: Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love The Mating Game: Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love
Allan Pease, Barbara Pease
Once again in their frank and informative way Allan and Barbara Pease share their knowledge, experience and years of talking to others to bring a guide for both sexes, about what the other really wants, thinks and feels. No doubt …
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5
Matched Matched
Ally Condie
December 2010 Book of the Month.
Introducing a rare new talent and almost certainly one of the
biggest Young Adult debuts of the year this is the first in an utterly
compelling, visionary and imaginative series that is set to be …
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6
Room Room
Emma Donoghue

Winner of the Hughes & Hughes Novel of the Year Award 2010.

Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010.

August 2010 Book of the Month.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010.

This is probably the most extraordinary book you will …
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7
Deeper Than the Dead Deeper Than the Dead
Tami Hoag

December 2010 Book of the Month.
Three young boys and a girl playing in the woods come across the body of a woman.  Naturally they are traumatised.  Over the next few hundred pages more women are murdered and the children’s families …
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8
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley

February 2010 Debut of the Month.

Death in the cucumber patch and a young girl turns detective in a spirited pastiche of the English village murder-mystery with a nod to Agatha Christie and some nice original touches.  With a breathless and …
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9
And Furthermore And Furthermore
Dame Judi Dench

December 2010 Book of the Month.

Judi Dench fans will read this without recommendation but for others I’d say it’s well worth reading. Firstly there’s Judi Dench’s own personality which shines through in her dry humour and individual voice and there’s …
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10
Trade Winds Trade Winds
Christina Courtenay

December 2010 Book of the Month.

It’s a real pleasure to read a well written, historically accurate book, that is still a romance novel (at it’s heart!) it makes for such an intellectually and emotionally rewarding read. In Trade Winds we …
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