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I have always loved books ever since I learnt to read. The sort of person who would look at an instruction manual if there were nothing else available. Not that that has happened too often - I have tottering piles of books not to mention e books. I will read almost anything as l long as it holds my interest. Besides books. I love music, photography, cryptic crosswords and playing Fitz 1 & 2 games.
The House Between Tides - Sarah Maine

The tale of a once grand house, now almost a ruin in the Outer Hebrides featuring Beatrice in 1910/11 and Hetty in 2010. Both have to deal with men who would like to control them. Beatrice is married to a talented artist and Hetty has inherited the estate and has to decide what to do with it, but her plans are thwarted when bones are discovered. I loved the gentle style of writing, all the descriptions of the island, inhabitants including the wildlife and moody sea. What a wonderful debut novel and I am already looking forward to reading many more books by this talented new author.