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Currently Reading - Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett

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Like I would be able to resist this one for long. 

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Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old-fashioned grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them.  And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

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It was midnight in Ankh-Morpork's Royal Art Museum.*

Currently Reading - The Surrogate, Tania Carver

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You'd think that multiple 40C or thereabouts days in a row would mean reading time.  The problem is staying conscious during that sort of heat (all you want to do is nap).  Then there are the frequent outside trips to house down poultry houses and yards, and check on Alpacas, sniff the air and check the horizons for fire.  Still - this is one of the books that I'm reading at the moment, and let's just say that the opening chapter is not for the squeamish.

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Currently Reading - The Murdered House, Pierre Magnan

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I read one of this author's considerably more cosier offerings - Death in the Truffle Wood last year, this is a book I should have read a couple of weeks ago for a Murder & Mayhem discussion but I got distracted by the latest from Peter Corris.  So I'm madly trying to catch up.

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Currently Reading - Torn Apart, Peter Corris

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I have read a few books recently that I've not had time to mention - but as the latest Cliff Hardy officially hits the stores tomorrow - Torn Apart is a book worth mentioning.  It's been really interesting to come back to Cliff's stories after a bit of a break in the middle of the series, where I thought it all got a bit same old same old.  The last few books, however, have been really tremendous.  Perhaps now that Cliff has lost his licence, is independently wealthy, his attitude has changed a little as well - he's always been a bit of a maverick, a lone wolf type.  But now there's an extr

Winners - The Cry of the Marwing Competition

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We're really pleased to announce that the winners have been drawn for our The Cry of the Marwing competition and copies of the book will be sent off to our lucky winners asap.  Congratulations go to:

Patrick Murphy, NY, USA

Kerri-Anne Sullivan, TX, USA

Shirley Gallagher, PA, USA

Win a copy of The Cry of the Marwing, K.S. Nikakis

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Allen & Unwin have been incredibly generous giving us 3 copies of The Cry of the Marwing to give away.

No geographical restrictions on this one - but more details (and how you enter the draw) at:

http://www.austcrimefiction.org/feedback/The+Cry+of+the+Marwing

Currently Reading - The Last Exile, E.V. Seymour

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I may be very behind with writing reviews at the moment, but there's nothing at all like the dreaded lurgy to get you way ahead with reading.  This is the first book from E.V. Seymour (the next book - The Mephisto Threat was released in July 2009).

From the Blurb:

After acting on false intelligence, officer Paul Tallis shoots a suspected terrorist in a Birmingham shopping centre.  Suspended from his job, his career is over.

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