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 Post subject: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2014, 21:20 
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This is an utterly GORGEOUS new book about a pair of schoolgirls who solve the mystery of the murder of their Science mistress. It's set in the 1930s and although it isn't rich with period detail what there is is just right and sets the scene perfectly. It feels authentic. The murder mystery is very nicely written and there are real moments of tension.

Basically, I loved it. Anyone else read it?

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2014, 22:09 
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Not yet but I am going to have to buy it. When I've finished Fangirl.

Love the author's biography on Amazon.


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2014, 23:41 
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Oh, I could read that, with my new found ability to read! Thanks for the rec. Abi x

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2014, 23:45 
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I loved it too. It's a beautifully packaged book as well as a fun story - I love the map of the school and the cast of characters. Highly recommended!


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2014, 13:29 
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Have just ordered hard copy rather than kindle version - tempting though it was to get it straight away.

Thanks Abi and Liz. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 12 Jul 2014, 08:49 
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Just ordered the kindle version - sounds great fun, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 12 Jul 2014, 15:56 
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Given all your recommendations, I downloaded the Kindle version yesterday; I will be looking forward to reading it before too long.


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 12 Jul 2014, 20:54 
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Have ordered the book, rather than the Kindle version. With so many characters, my aged brain will need to keep turning back to see who's who! :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 12 Jul 2014, 22:37 
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Have downloaded the Kindle version, just need to get round to reading it.


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2014, 18:33 
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Bletchley Park or SOE for the protagonists?

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2014, 19:05 
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Just ordered the paper version....to be brought over by friend in early August.

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2014, 12:10 
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I've just been given a £15 Waterstones voucher! I think I know what I'll be spending it on...

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2014, 17:43 
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I've just given in and bought it for my kindle. I wonder when I will find time to read it, if only you could take Kindles in the bath.


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I read my Kindle in the bath :)


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2014, 17:52 
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I do too, though I shouldn't!

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2014, 19:46 
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Why not, when you can get waterproof covers for kindles?


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2014, 21:51 
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I'm much too clumsy to risk it and I'm not sure I trust the waterproof covers especially in the extremely hot water I like.


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 15 Jul 2014, 17:31 
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I've just come home with this and am about 1/4 the way through, and it's splendid, with real laugh out loud moments! Hazel is a super narrator.

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 16 Jul 2014, 16:40 
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I also bought this for my kindle - and plan to read it whilst travelling to Grenoble on Tuesday (if I can resist the temptation till then!)


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens
PostPosted: 16 Jul 2014, 18:45 
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My copy has apparently arrived in England, ready to be brought over in 3 weeks time :D

No spoilers before then please!

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