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A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

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I picked the first book up in a local bookshop as it sounded like a book I would enjoy. At the time I didn’t know it was the first book of a series. These are Deborah Harkness’ first novels and overall they make an interesting, intriguing, gripping read. Historical fiction with elements of supernatural and mystery.

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A Discovery of Witches
The first book in the series and we meet Diana Read the rest of this entry

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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The Miniaturist was advertised everywhere at the end of 2014, a Sunday Times number 1 bestseller and Waterstones Book of the Year. So I was intrigued and had to add it to my reading list. Finally I have read it!

Set in the 1600’s in Amsterdam, we follow Nella who moves into her new husband, Johannes’ home. She meets his sister Marin, the maid Cornelia and the man servant Otto. Nella has to quickly fit into the household run by Marin, discover Johannes’ secret and Read the rest of this entry