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10 interesting and useful novels for May that can be read

10 interesting and useful novels for May that can be read ـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ Stephen Mack Jones, Dead of Winter (Soho) Stephen Mack Jones’s August Snow series has been a real revelation for detective fiction, and during this , the third installment, the planet just keeps getting richer and more nuanced and therefore the writing more incisive. Here, Snow is …

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Is it still important to know the Roman numerals?

Is it still important to know the Roman numerals? There’s one reason that the symbols from the traditional Roman system of numerical notation eventually gave thanks to the Arabic numeral system that’s familiar to people round the world: Roman numerals are often rather impractical and cumbersome to use. for instance , it’d be taken without any consideration , but having a symbol for the concept of “zero” makes it …

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7 novels full of suspense, no secrets

7 novels full of suspense, no secrets “Sometimes it’s easy to slot a book into a category or genre: romance, crime, or indeed, mystery. But there are lots of novels which are too slippery for that.” The Underneath by Melanie Finn The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna The Hired Man …

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Top 10 Novels Sourced from Old Folk Horror

Top 10 Novels Sourced from Old Folk Horror “The civilized world is only a heartbeat away from primal and uncanny threats.” Rotten Wood. Henchman’s Coppice. Ashes Hollow. These place names in the English county of Shropshire, along with the evocative Hawkyard, Starvecrow and Hungry Hill, hint at long-forgotten events that left an indelible stain. …

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THE BEST SPY NOVELS WRITTEN BY SPIES, ACCORDING TO A SPY

THE BEST SPY NOVELS WRITTEN BY SPIES, ACCORDING TO A SPY It’s a perennial question: do spies write the best spy novels? It’s the business of secrets, after all; you can’t help but wonder how much authors get right. Surely, the only authentic spy books are the ones written by …

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