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Vulpes Libris Reviews 2010

You can find a list of my 2010 Vulpes Libris reviews below:


Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot: a wonderful romantic comedy about fun and frolics in fabulous France

Picking Up by Kate Fenton: a romantic comedy that, sadly, is not one of this usually good author's best

The Girl in Blue by P G Wodehouse: a novel of foppishness and charm by the Master of Comedy

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym: a quiet novel full of kindness and gentle humour

The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood: a rich and powerful novel about poisons, passions and plants

The Book of Happy Endings by Elise Valmorbida: a collection of true short stories about love, but there's not a great deal of happiness in those endings

Mr Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons: a light souffle of a novel but it won't fill you up

Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones: a magical children's novel that's good for adults too

Girl Friday by Jane Green: a sparkling feel-good novel for the over-forties

Celestial Navigation by Anne Tyler: a quiet, lyrical book about an unexpected marriage

Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman: a bizarre and brilliant book about fascism, beetles and some very strange inventions

The Confession of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn: a decent enough book that unfortunately doesn't have the bite of the author's previous historical works

All The Things We Didn't Say by Sara Shepard: a dark, debilitating but on the whole well-written book about families

Churchill, A Study in Greatness by Geoffrey Best: a fascinating and very readable biography about a fascinating man

The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall: a gripping literary novel about a family who need to remake their lives

Last Tango in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce: a comic fantasy novel set in Wales

Not So Perfect by Nik Perring: a collection of surreal short stories

Freeman by Clare London: a dark, rich and mysterious GLBT novel

100 Stories for Haiti, and an article about a hero of Haiti: a charity collection of short stories and a literary article

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger: a literary novel about ghosts and desire

Love begins in winter by Simon Van Booy: an exciting collection of literary and very humane short stories

Tantalus and the Pelican by Nicholas Buxton: a charming and fascinating book about monastic spirituality and faith

The Wilding by Maria McCann: a literary historical novel with the dullest protagonist I've ever met

The Dawning by Megan Taylor: a dark literary novel about one family's night of crisis

The Accidental by Ali Smith: a fascinating and surreal novel about a charming stranger in the family

The Bird Room by Chris Killen: a sharp, minimalist novel, full of pathos and wit

Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay: a modern crime novel with an exciting plot and great characters

Our Sound is Our Wound by Lucy Winkett: a gripping and prophetic book of faith with a feminist slant

All's Fair in Love and Advertising by Lenore Black: a sharp, funny and charming GLBT romance

Testimony by Anita Shreve: a thought-provoking novel about sex and fragility in school

Climbing a Ladder Backwards by Kal Bonner: a disappointing novel about modern love and the working world

Awakening of the Dream Riders by Lynda Louise Mangoro: a magical novel about dreams, friendship and flying

Song Yet Sung by James McBride: an interesting literary novel about dreams and slave traders

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