Author Archives: Lakes Mum

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Doing a little bit to help out with IT and family history

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien

The Scandalous Duchess by Anne O’Brien My rating: 4 of 5 stars An impoverished widow Lady Katherine Swynford seeks employment with the Duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt. She had been raised by his mother and served his first wife … Continue reading

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The Song of the Gladiator by Paul Doherty

The Song of the Gladiator by Paul Doherty My rating: 3 of 5 stars This one was a slow starter for me and then I couldn’t put it down! Set in the reign of Emperor Constantine when Christianity is no … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud My rating: 5 of 5 stars My 10 year bought this book but after a while found it too scary to read to herself in bed so I stepped in to read it to … Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling My rating: 4 of 5 stars This took me a while to get into and at times it’s rather off putting due to its incredibly crude language! A clash of middle class versus working … Continue reading

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Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Having loved reading this myself its great to return to it as an audio book. Having a female narrator is perfect as the story is mostly about Esk and … Continue reading

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Revisiting this as a bed time story with my 7 year old. He loved the film so I thought it was time to read the books to him. … Continue reading

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Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti by John McNally

Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti by John McNally My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another children’s book that I couldn’t put down! Infinity Drake aka Finn has been left in the care of his Uncle Al whilst his gran … Continue reading

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