Author Archives: Andrea Pryke

About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Century Publication Date: 21st July 2022 LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones. DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic … Continue reading

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A Wartime Secret by Helen Yendell

Synopsis England, 1940. Can Maggie keep her family – and her secret – safe? An emotional and heartbreaking wartime novel for fans of Diney Costeloe, Dilly Court and Mandy Robotham. When Maggie’s new job takes her from bombed-out London to … Continue reading

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When Marilyn Met the Queen by Michelle Morgan

You can always tell the quailty of a non-fiction book if the auther has included a section of source notes, in this deep dive into Monroe’s time in England filming The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier, Morgan includes … Continue reading

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My First Reading Journal

I have kept diaries for years, even if I don’t fill them out daily, every year I buy a new A4 Page a day desk diary and this year I am so far doing well at recording events that happen … Continue reading

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she … Continue reading

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It’s 2022….

….. and I will admit I havenyt reviewed a book in a long time. I can’t blame having a small child as I still managed to read over 200 in 2021 – so this year I am going to mak … Continue reading

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I’ve been away

Just a quick post to say that I hope to be postine new reviews shortly, of both old and new books. It’s been hard to read the last 2 years due to my daughter being so young, and needing lots … Continue reading

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Synopsis   In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of … Continue reading

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Where the Dead Walk by John Bowen

Synopsis For some, ghosts are no more than the wounds loved ones leave in their wake, haunting the living only with their absence. Others take a more literal view.. .Kate Bennett, presenter of paranormal investigation cable TV show, ‘Where the … Continue reading

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Audio Books – Do they count as reading?

This is something that I have seen discussed a few times on blogs and booktube videos. Well if we are going to be completely technical about it then No it is not reading, because you are not actually reading the … Continue reading

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