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The Villa Girls by Nicky Pellegrino

  This book of The Villa Girls is wonderful and a joy to read.  Nicky Pellegrino writes about life, beautiful landscapes and gardens, olive trees and celebrations.  The story involves four girls who become life-long friends and take their holidays … Continue reading

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When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino

This wonderful story set in Rome by Nicky Pelligrino is enjoyable reading.  I loved the descriptive writing of the streets of Rome. The fountains, the squares, the coffee bars and ice cream parlours. This story of a woman, Seraphina, who … Continue reading

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Mistress of Beauty

Mistress of Beauty Mistress of Beauty is the story of Agnes Sorel, a demoiselle at the court of Isabelle of Lorraine who subsequently became a mistress of Charles VII of France was given the Castle of Beauty, also the city … Continue reading

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One Summer in Venice

One Summer in Venice Nicky Pelegrino has written a wonderful book about a woman who visits Venice initially for a week’s holiday and decides to continue her stay in the city over the summer months. The author brings the city … Continue reading

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Pegasus by Danielle Steel

Pegasus Pegasus is a wonderful novel by author Danielle Steel. It is a beautiful story of two families, who left familiar homes and country to start a new life in USA and also England.  The war years intervened and the … Continue reading

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The House by the Dvina by Eugenie Fraser

The House by the Dvina, A Russian Childhood by Eugenie Fraser This is the most wonderful book describing the beauty of living in Old Russia during the author’s childhood. A fascinating insight into a beautiful era which is now lost.  … Continue reading

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The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell

The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell This book by Ruth Rendell gives an interesting perspective of England in the days of the 1930’s and 1940’s. A crime is not resolved until many years later when the children and adolescents … Continue reading

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