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Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry. Watership Down Book, Richard And Adam, Old Yeller, The Old Curiosity Shop, Movies Playing, Film Industry, Theme Song, Great Books, Book Recommendations

Watership Down by Richard Adams

I don't think a sadder book has ever been written about animals before, apart from maybe Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. You will need shares in a tissue company before reading this one. Also pays to have the theme song from the original animated movie playing in the background for maximum effect. Having said all that, please read it. A classic. Full review over on BookBub.

The Shipping News by Annie Poulx - a sublime tale of a small town reporter. A well deserved Pulitzer Prize-winner. A five star recommendation from me. You can read my full review on BookBub. #bookreview #bookblog The Old Curiosity Shop, Antiques Roadshow, Film Industry, Great Books, Book Recommendations, Book Review, Annie, How To Find Out, Fiction

The Shipping News by Annie Poulx

The Shipping News by Annie Poulx - a sublime tale of a small town reporter. A well deserved Pulitzer Prize-winner. A five star recommendation from me. You can read my full review on BookBub. #bookreview #bookblog

I'm a collector of vintage Penguin edition Agatha Christie books. If you are an author, you must read, and I am slowly making my way through all of the Agatha Christie books. My latest shipment just arrived from the UK - from the Ironbridge Bookshop. The Old Curiosity Shop, Vintage Penguin, Antiques Roadshow, Miss Marple, Penguin Books, Cozy Mysteries, Book Aesthetic, Agatha Christie, Great Books

The Mysterious Mr Quin by Agatha Christie

I collect these green cover Penguin editions of Agatha Christie's books, and I'm slowly reading them. The Mysterious Mr Quin is not at all like the Poirot or Miss Marple books, but weirdly it has been one of my favourites so far. The full review is on my BookBub page. #AgathaChristie #mystery #BookCollector #PenguinBooks #OldBooks #AmReading #bookreview

I read this as part of a Stephen King #readingchallenge over on Facebook. I enjoyed the premise, and had the deja vu experience of starting to care for a character before having them cruelly ripped from me! Full review over on BookBub. #horror #thriller #reading #bookreview #stephenking The Old Curiosity Shop, Dream Tea, Reading Challenge, Book Recommendations, Thriller, How To Find Out, Horror, King, Facebook

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

I read this as part of a Stephen King #readingchallenge over on Facebook. I enjoyed the premise, and had the deja vu experience of starting to care for a character before having them cruelly ripped from me! Full review over on BookBub. #horror #thriller #reading #bookreview #stephenking

101 Lessons From The Sky by Fletcher McKenzie - an essential read for any commercial pilot. Do you want to be the pilot who comes home at the end of the day? Learn from real life experiences from other pilots who lived to tell their tales. Commercial Pilot, Aviation Industry, Pilots, Book Recommendations, True Stories, Real Life, Globe, This Book, Community

101 Lessons From The Sky by Fletcher McKenzie

101 Lessons From The Sky by Fletcher McKenzie - an essential read for any commercial pilot. Do you want to be the pilot who comes home at the end of the day? Learn from real life experiences from other pilots who lived to tell their tales.

If you haven’t read any of Edward Rutherfurd’s epic novels, you need to. His writing is exquisite. My first two novels are set in London, so reading London was an easy way to do some research! This is one of my all time favourite books. Five+ stars.  You can read my full review on BookBub. #london #bookrecommendation #historicalfiction #epicreads #bookreview Edward Rutherfurd, The Old Curiosity Shop, Antiques Roadshow, Film Industry, Historical Fiction, Great Books, Book Recommendations, Bestselling Author

London by Edward Rutherfurd

If you haven’t read any of Edward Rutherfurd’s epic novels, you need to. His writing is exquisite. My first two novels are set in London, so reading London was an easy way to do some research! This is one of my all time favourite books. Five+ stars. You can read my full review on BookBub. #london #bookrecommendation #historicalfiction #epicreads #bookreview

Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry. Great Books, New Books, The Old Curiosity Shop, Elizabeth Gilbert, The Sunday Times, Secret Life, Auckland, Talking To You, Book Recommendations

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book is excellent. The movie is excruciating. Do not watch the movie. I was lucky enough to hear Elizabeth Gilbert talk at an Auckland Writers Festival event. Her fear of never achieving the same success with any subsequent book had paralysed her for a long time. To be fair, I didn't buy her new book, just this one! If you are a fan of literature aimed squarely at women, twinned with food, then this is for you. #italy #india #reading #BookReview #BookIsBetterThanTheMovie

When you write historical time slip fiction, you need real reference books. Google is great, but there is nothing like leafing through an antiques encyclopaedia for inspiration! And as I’m writing the third instalment of my time slip series, I need all the inspiration I can get. Book reviews available on my BookBub page. #timeslip #timetravel #historicalfiction #amwriting #authorlife #research #disney #antique #millersguide #referencebooks #bookreview The Old Curiosity Shop, Antiques Roadshow, Historical Fiction, Book Reviews, Book Recommendations, Time Travel, No Time For Me, Third, How To Find Out

Antiques Encyclopedia

When you write historical time slip fiction, you need real reference books. Google is great, but there is nothing like leafing through an antiques encyclopaedia for inspiration! And as I’m writing the third instalment of my time slip series, I need all the inspiration I can get. Book reviews available on my BookBub page. #timeslip #timetravel #historicalfiction #amwriting #authorlife #research #disney #antique #millersguide #referencebooks #bookreview

Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry. The Old Curiosity Shop, Antiques Roadshow, Suzanne Collins, Film Industry, Great Books, Book Recommendations, Hunger Games, How To Find Out, Novels

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I loved this series. Loved the books, loved the movies, and was fascinated by the themes. It's disturbing how the behaviours of the elite in the Capital are mirrored by some sectors of society. Full review over on BookBub.

Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry. The Old Curiosity Shop, Antiques Roadshow, Newspaper Article, Film Industry, My Father, First Names, Great Books, Book Recommendations, Book Review

Art Crime and its Prevention

Research for my next novel - The Ruination Of Art. Weirdly my father had tucked this newspaper article into an old auction catalogue. My local independent bookstore ordered this in for me. And it has been an invaluable research tool. Book review available over on BookBub. #fake #counterfeit #forgery #artcrime #research #authorlife #bookreview

Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry. Watership Down Book, Richard And Adam, Old Yeller, The Old Curiosity Shop, Movies Playing, Film Industry, Theme Song, Great Books, Book Recommendations

Watership Down by Richard Adams

I don't think a sadder book has ever been written about animals before, apart from maybe Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. You will need shares in a tissue company before reading this one. Also pays to have the theme song from the original animated movie playing in the background for maximum effect. Having said all that, please read it. A classic. Full review over on BookBub.

Tom Hanks will for me, forever be immortalised as Professor Robert Langdon. I loved the book, and the movie. Dan Brown captured the essence of Italy in such stunning detail, that it was like visiting an old friend when I last went to Florence, Rome & Venice. A five star read for me. Full review over on my BookBub page. #italy #history #religion #BookReview #TomHanks The Old Curiosity Shop, Italy History, Dan Brown, Tom Hanks, Book Recommendations, Book Review, Professor, Florence, Venice

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Tom Hanks will for me, forever be immortalised as Professor Robert Langdon. I loved the book, and the movie. Dan Brown captured the essence of Italy in such stunning detail, that it was like visiting an old friend when I last went to Florence, Rome & Venice. A five star read for me. Full review over on my BookBub page. #italy #history #religion #BookReview #TomHanks

By now you must all know that I adore physical reference books? I’ve had this one for years, and it is proving to be an invaluable resource for researching the New Zealand portion of ‘Telegram Home’, the third instalment of my time slip series. Phil Moore, The Old Curiosity Shop, Color Photography, Book Recommendations, No Time For Me, My Books, Third, How To Find Out, History

Coromandel Gold by Phil Moore

By now you must all know that I adore physical reference books? I’ve had this one for years, and it is proving to be an invaluable resource for researching the New Zealand portion of ‘Telegram Home’, the third instalment of my time slip series. #research #goldmining #gold #newzealand #history #timeslip #timetravel

Doctor Perry by Kirsten McKenzie - a medical thriller set in Florida. Do you trust your doctor? Evil Doctor, The Old Curiosity Shop, Playing Doctor, Antiques Roadshow, Do You Remember, Old Toys, Trust Yourself, Chilling, Book Recommendations

Doctor Perry by Kirsten McKenzie

Doctor Perry by Kirsten McKenzie - a medical thriller set in Florida. Do you trust your doctor?

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Kindle Unlimited Historical Series

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Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry. The Old Curiosity Shop, Twilight Book, Antiques Roadshow, Great Books, Book Recommendations, Vampires, Plane, Postcards, How To Find Out

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I saw the movie before I read the books, and I saw it on a plane, and you know that there is research which says your emotions are heightened when you're up so high in the sky! The movie was great, but the books hooked me. If vampires can change their diet, there's hope for all of us! Full review over on BookBub. #vampires #LoveStory #twilight #bella #TeamEdward #YA #postcards #vintage