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This month's book club is reading something lightweight for August, the traditional holiday month, Mary Stewart's My Brother Michael.

It's set in 1950s Greece, and is one of her romantic suspense stories, written in
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her "anti-namby-pamby" reaction, as she called it, to the "silly heroine" of the conventional contemporary thriller who "is told not to open the door to anybody and immediately opens it to the first person who comes along".
(from her 2014 autobiography)

Anyone interested is welcome to post below. The usual starter questions will be posted on or around 20 August.

(Sarasa, I have already read it, so don't panic.)

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This is one of my favourite Mary Stewart books. I'll enjoy the re-read.

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Me too. I love her novels set in Greece.

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[QB] (from her 2014 autobiography)

Bleugh - meant obituary ...

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Sarasa
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I just started it last night, and I'm really enjoying it so far. A total contrast to last month's book, which is what I love about the SOF's Book Club.

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I'm going to try and get my hands of a copy of this, hopefully in time to read it for the bookclub.

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I've put in my library reservation. Look forward to reading this again.

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I've just downloaded it.
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I've been rattling through a re-read of several of her other novels recently (99p on Kindle has a lot to answer for). I might add this to my list, it's a long time* since I read it!


*my early-mid teens, so, er, hardly any time really.

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I'll join in if I have time after 20th. I can reread it in an evening, if I manage to remember where I put our copy.
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