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The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

A beautifully woven together account of the journeys of three very different women from three different parts of the world: Smita, an ‘untouchable’ from India; Giulia, a young woman figuring out life in Sicily; and Sarah, a highly reputable, hardworking Canadian lawyer and single mum of three. I found myself admiring their determination and courage. The story takes us on a journey with each character to discover the mystery of what connects the three women to each other.

I couldn’t…

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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

If you're a reader and you haven't heard of the English author Terry Pratchett, and his fantasy Discworld series, you've probably been living under a rock. More Douglas Adams than J.R.R. Tolkien, Pratchett's fantasy is typified by humour and satire (For example, the series gets its name from its world - the Discworld - which rests on the back of four giant elephants, who happen to be standing on top of a Giant Star Turtle which is hurtling through space).

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