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Two for you.

A priest lies dead at the bottom of the stairs in a manor house in the Irish countryside. The Catholic Church is not going to come out on the good side of this mystery. Snow by Booker Prize winner John Banville is not for the faint of heart. Nor for the blind faithful. But it is a masterfully written story and you will feel the chill of the snow storm and the burn of the Irish whiskey. A

Ferdinand Mount stumbles across a byline in a decorating magazine he never meant to read. His Aunt Munca is credited with the decor of one of England's grandest homes. This memoir, Kiss Myself Goodbye, outlines his arduous research into the conundrum that is his Aunt Betty Mount. Fascinating in the depth of her chicanery and exhaustive in the detail of her shameless past, this is an exceptional read. A


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