Category Archives: The Netherlands

Needlepoint by Jenny Roberts

Needlepoint by Jenny Roberts Diva, 2000. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012. Advertisements

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Rendezvous by Esther Verhoef

Verhoef, Esther – ‘Rendezvous’ (translated by Alexander Smith) Paperback: 336 pages (Mar. 2011) Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc ISBN: 0857381342 Simone, her husband Eric and their two small children leave The Netherlands to settle in the south of France, where they … Continue reading

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Shadow Sister by Simone van der Vlugt

van der Vlugt, Simone – ‘Shadow Sister’ (translated by Michele Hutchison) Paperback: 352 pages (Jan. 2011) Publisher: HarperPress ISBN: 0007301383 Although I am not a fan of novels about twins, as the opportunity for cliche is often too much for … Continue reading

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The Dinner Club, by Saskia Noort

The Dinner Club Translated by Paul Vincent. Bitter Lemon Press. Karen, her husband Michel and their two young daughters move out of Amsterdam for a more rural lifestyle in an upmarket village. Karen works as a freelance graphic designer from home … Continue reading

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The Reunion, by Simone van der Vlugt

  The Reunion The ReunionBy Simone van der Vlugt, translated by Michele Hutchinson (Harper Collins)   Sabine works in an office in Amsterdam as an administrator for a bank. She’s recently had to take some time off work while suffering … Continue reading

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Back to the Coast, by Saskia Noort

Translated by Laura Vroomen. BACK TO THE COAST is an excellent little thriller, an easy read that can be raced through in a couple of hours and that leaves a haunting impression. The protagonist, a young rock singer called Maria, … Continue reading

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Close Up, by Esther Verhoef

Translated by Leon Vincent. Margot Laine is an office-furnishings salesperson who calls herself an interior designer. She's recently been dumped by her husband of seven years, John, and has moved from the village where she's lived since childhood to a … Continue reading

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