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Book review: Jamaica Inn

Book review: Jamaica Inn

“Dead men tell no tales, Mary.” Synopsis Mary Yellan, a strong headed and brave girl, respects her death mother’s dying wish to go and live with her loving aunt Patience at Jamaica Inn. Things have changed though. Aunt Patience has become a nervous wreck silenced by her abusive husband Joss Merlynn, who also uses the …

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Book review: The Help

Book review: The Help

“Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, “Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?”  SYNOPSIS In The help we follow the three women Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter. The first two black maids and the latter a white …

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Book review: My Cousin Rachel

Book review: My Cousin Rachel

“The point is, life has to be endured, and lived. But how to live it is the problem.” SYNOPSIS Raised by his single benevolent cousin, Ambrose, Philip Ashley is the next heir to the beautiful Cornish estate his cousin deeply loves. But this dream is shattered when Ambrose on his annual foreign trip unexpectely marries …

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Book review: The Power

Book review: The Power

“One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’ And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’ That is the only answer there ever is.” SYNOPSIS Overtime girls start developing the power… The power to create electricity and cause pain or death with the flick of a finger. Society, as we know it, is about to …

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Book review: Great Expectations

Book review: great expectations

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” SYNOPSIS Orphan pip, raised up by his bullying sister Georgiana and her loving …

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Book review: Mansfield Park

Book review Mansfield Park

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” Synopsis Adopted by her aunt and uncle to remove her from her poor family, Fanny Price is giving a second chance in life. But as one would expect not everything is rosy in the supposed …

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