FOWChallenge-Volume

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volume

a book forming part of a work or series

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Not sure that my first image

fits the meaning…

….however……with four volumes of the Twilight series

in the background,

I’m fairly certain tthis does.

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Book-Review-A-Forgotten-Place

A Forgotten Place

(Bess Crawford, #10)

by

Charles Todd

A Forgotten Place was my second Charles Todd book, and although a bit slow and tedious at times, was an enjoyable story about nurse Bess Crawford and her patients during and after World War I.

 

Bess comes platonically attached to a group of Welsh patients and one in particular.  She follows this patient, Captain Williams, to a small Welsh coastal village.  Here she finds a village whose inhabitants could well be living in the seventeenth or eighteenth century and not in the early part of the twentieth century.  Villagers and their attitudes appear to have frozen in time.  At best the townsfolk are suspicious of any strangers who visit their village, and at worst violent.  After Bess’ driver vanishes during their first night in the village, there is very little transport back to a neighbouring village, from where Bess can return to her unit.  She is a virtual prisoner.  The only car in the village will not transport her.  Bodies appear; some being buried in the darkest hours of the night.

Narrator Rosalyn Landor’s voice did not appeal to me.  However, she probably voiced the characters as they may have spoken one hundred years ago.  For my ear there was little difference between characters which, in my opinion, makes or breaks an audio book.  This is another of those books which may have been more enjoyable had I read it.

A Forgotten Place was interesting enough

to finish the entire book so I will rate

A Forgotten Place

with three stars.

Goodreads readers have rated

A Forgotten Place

an average of

3.75 stars

from 1,987 ratings and 348 reviews 

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A Forgotten Place

can be purchased online at

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Book

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book

a written or printed work consisting of pages glued
or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
“a book of selected poems”

When we moved off the farm…
…my library consisted of hard back book.

Then audiobooks began to fill my shelves.


After our African Safaris…

…we created some online books…

…using some of our favourite images.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book-Review-A-Casualty-of-War

A Casualty of War

by

Charles Todd

A Casualty of War, by Charles Todd, is set in the dying days of World War I, and sees Sister Bess Armstrong serving in a forward aid station on the Western Front.  While on leave she meets an officer and they strike up a brief friendship.  Next time she sees him is as her patient.  Patched up he returns to the Front where not long thereafter he is returned again with a stomach wound.  Both times he claimed it was a distant (British) cousin who shot him.

Shipped back to England and a psychiatric Captain Travis is found restrained because hospital staff thinks he is ‘mad’.  Bess disagrees and sets out to help him find his English half of the family.  Captain Travis’ family moved to Barbados generations earlier due to a family rift.

The welcome Bess and her chaperone received upon arriving in the village where the British side of the Travis family live, is less than welcoming, and it takes some time find discovered why.  Two attempted murders, one murder and an assault, all take place prior to the mystery being unravelled.

I enjoyed A Casualty of War, that partly being due to Rosalyn Landor’s narration.   Ms Landor brought the upper class English characters to life with each of her character voices.

Goodreads places A Casualty of War in the ‘Crime/Thriller’ genre.  I would suggest it is more of a crime/mystery novel.  Either way one looks at A Casualty of War it is an enjoyable story.

I have rated

A Casualty of War

only two stars.

Goodreads readers have rated

A Casualty of War

an average of

3.90 stars

from 2,390 ratings and 329 reviews 

A Casualty of War

can be purchased online at

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Books-Paper

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When we moved one thing I wanted

was somewhere to store my books.

The shelving was all too quickly filled with both…

 

paper and digital audio books.

Christmas is a time of year when plenty of paper is used.

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