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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, Frank
Dorothy goes on a trip. Read again!

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4/2008

The Last Unicorn

Beagle, Peter S.
A unicorn goes on a a quest to find where all the other unicorns went. Very nice, some magical and some rather odd phrasing. I was in tears by page six. And I learned that "miracle" is the root word of "mirror".

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3/2014

Agatha Raisin And The Fairies Of Fryfam

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha rents a cottage in Fryfam and sees fairy lights in her garden. Of course someone dies. EDIT AUTHORS NAME

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4/2003

Agatha Raisin and the haunted house

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha meets a new neighbor, solves a murder, drives off new neighbor, Charles shows up for a while, annouces at end she is starting a detective agency. About time! CHANGE AUTHOR NAME TO BEATON!!!!

Smoke Quote:

Cigarette?" He pulled out a packet.

You smoke!" exclaimed Agatha with all the delight of one member of an endangered species meeting another.

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7/2005

Death of a bore

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish investigates the death of an obnoxious writer who "haf" infuriated all the budding writers in the village. Romantic fluxuation between Hamish, Elspeth, Priscilla, and Freda. A marriage, but not Hamish. Another new pet appears. EDIT AUTHORS NAME!!

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8/2005

Death Of A Gentle Lady

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish nearly marries a Russian prostitute.

Boo-boo?:

On page 74, Twinkle says she was at her desk the day her mother was murdered. I thought it was her grandmother?

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11/2011

Death Of A Kingfisher

Beanton, M.C.
A bunch of people end up being dead over a fairy forest. Some evil children are on the loose at the end. I bet Hamish has to deal with them in a later book. Hamish's romantic life is a mess, as usual.

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6/2012

Death Of A Valentine

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish is set to marry the woman of his nightmares, but before that he solves the murder of a local beauty queen. CRUD, I picked the WRONG SPELLING of the author name!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Irn-Bru (pg. 87) -- Very popular fizzy drink sold in Scotland, rivals Coke!

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9/2010

Love, Lies And Liquor

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha hooks up again with James, they fight, he splits, she sulks. Oh, yeah, a couple people get murdered, including a would-be rival for Jamesssss affections. Very cute Snot-On-Sea snowball book jacket, with sparklies!! EDIT AUTHORS NAME

Smoke Quote:

Sunbeams were the enemy of smokers, thought Agatha, highlighting hust how much of the poisonous stuff you were sending out into the surrounding air.

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11/2006

There Goes The Bride

Beanton, M.C.
James is getting married, but his fiancee is found shot to death just before the ceremony. This is almost a sub-plot to Agatha's continuing series of romances and encounters with a killer.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Dessert was that Cotswold favourite--icky-sticky pudding (pg. 235) -- Seems to be a cake-like dessert with a toffee sauce.

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8/2011

Ancestral Night

Bear, Elizabeth
White Space book 1. Haimy Dz is a partner on a space salvage tug. Good story!

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4/2019

Blood Music

Bear, Greg
A wonderful book. Gave me the same feeling as Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

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6/1998

City At The End Of Time

Bear, Greg
A big story, full of cats and books and mysterious peoples doing mysterious stuff. And you gotta love a book that starts out with a Firesign Theatre quote!

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11/2008

Darwin's Children

Bear, Greg
I found this sequel a real page-turner. I always forget to check for a glossory, and there it is at the end!

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10/2003

Darwin's Radio

Bear, Greg
Made my head hurt, all that biology! Very interesting story, reminded a little of Childhood's End by Clarke.

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7/2002

Dinosaur Summer

Bear, Greg
Teenage Peter travels to the "Lost World" of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with a expedition to return Circus dinosaurs to their natural habitat.

QUOTE:

"Makes you hate nature, doesn't it?" he said in disgust--pg.254

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3/2003

Foundation And Chaos

Bear, Greg
Part of a trilogy based on the books by Isaac Asimov. Pretty good!

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7/1998

Quantico

Bear, Greg
Techno-thriller. FBI agents search for bio-terrorists.

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5/2007

Vitals

Bear, Greg
Scientist searches for life extension, uncovers big plot. Pretty good. Explains all those hang up phone calls we get, too.

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4/2002

A Highland Christmas

Beaton, M.C.
A missing cat, a lonely girl, and stolen Christmas lights make Hamish Macbeth's holiday. .

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8/2000
20 books displayed
[Babbit - Barker] [Barnard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Bauer] [Baum - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Belushi] [Belzer - Block] [Block - Blunt] [Bodeen - Bova] [Bova - Brooks] [Brooks - Buffett] [Bujold - Bujold] [Bunting - Buzzell] 

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