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adele geras

I have marked down the Lawrenson and the Harris. I agree about Patchett and Moss and am looking forward to reading a proof of her memoir about a year of living in Iceland (published next year) called Names for the Sea.

We have the Fitzgerald and the Gillard I'm sure is excellent.

As for the Black House that sounds good too, though I was interested to see a real life murder in the Western Isles described as the first murder there for a number of decades!!


I enjoyed The Bookshop, Gillespie and I (a very satisfying read), and State of Wonder very much. Half of The Human Race interests me but my library hasn't ordered it. I haven't read the other writers on your list but I'll keep them in mind.


For once I've actually read a few of the same books and must agree they were all excellent reads and have a few more on my reading pile, so I know I have a treat in store for me when I get to them! Must check out Peter May and I think the Jane Harris might end up being one of my holiday reads!

Linda Gillard

Very honoured that HOUSE OF SILENCE appears in Cornflower's creme de la creme. :-) I loved THE BOOKSHOP, though I found it quietly heart-breaking. My daughter's just started work with BBC Radio in Glasgow so I've bought her my other favourite Fitzgerald for Christmas - HUMAN VOICES.

Julie Fredericksen

Oh, yes, The Lantern. I loved it. It should have been on my Top 10 list. Maybe I should make it a Top 12 list.


Not sure how I managed to forget The Bookshop as I thought it was wonderful and I have already wittered on about how much I loved Night Waking and State of Wonder in comments here.
I have made a note of the Anthony Quinn and will be buying a paperback copy of Gillespie and I as the library waiting list for their one hardback copy is still in double figures and I had only read a few pages when it had to go back. Hopefully they will now have acquired a copy of The Black House.
I have saved up The Lantern for reading over Christmas but I will have to wait until I will hopefully get a Kindle for my birthday in April to read House of Silence.


The Black House is now going on my TBR list
Yes the Linda G book was super
After not enjoying Anne Patchett's other books I was bowled over by this one and thought it was marvellous
Gillespie and I also going on my list!

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