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A Keeper

A Keeper by Graham Norton

I recently read A Keeper, written by Graham Norton which isn’t my usual type of book but I have to say I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

The book is about a daughter returning home after the death of her mother and she stumbles across a hidden box revealing letters her mother had never mentioned and it starts her on a journey to unravel the truth of her mother’s past. You follow the daughters present day and…

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Slaughterhouse 5

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Between February 13 and February 15 1945, during the course of four aerial raids, approximately 135,000 people were incinerated, crushed or asphyxiated in the fire-bombing of the German city of Dresden. The event continues to inspire strong emotions and opinions to this day.

Kurt Vonnegut writes in a thinly-veiled semi-autobiographical style, albeit in the third person. The protagonist of the novel is Billy Pilgrim, an infantryman from America’s heartland, who is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the…

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