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    A Good Read

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    Strange Days by Janet HoptonDrug-running, attempted murder and a hostage situation in pithy thriller

    A stranger takes a shine to young barmaid Laura and becomes a regular at the pub where she works. But when Laura witnesses a car accident in which the stranger is injured, little does she realise the chain of events that follows will propel her into the most dangerous situation she has ever faced.

    As Lauras life switches from humdrum normality to a life-threatening tangled web involving drug-running and attempted murder, she needs all the help she can get, and finds it from an unexpected quarter.

    This fast-paced crime thriller moves from small-town England across the Channel to France as

    justice is sought for the death of a young drug addict and to finally catch the drug baron guilty of kidnap and murder.For your chance to win a copy of Strange Days, please send an email to by 9th November.

    The Priceby Ron WellingA modern thriller set in the world of industrial espionage

    Harry Stone is a self-made man and has come a long way from his humble upbringing in the East End of London. He his cold and ruthless, and the only thing that truly arouses him is the making of money by whatever means he sees fit. He believes it must also be the motivation of those around him along with his employees and his enemies alike. Harry Stone does not have friends.

    When a lucrative property deal in St Lucia goes disastrously wrong, Harry finds himself unusually on the back foot, targeted by a vicious Caribbean drug cartel and in fear for his life. Desperate to compensate

    for his losses, he throws himself into a fresh acquisition with wild abandon and far more deadly results. For to make money the way Harry makes it, you need good judgement, and Harrys judgement has been challenged, and he is afraid

    Clever By HalfBy Donald Read Learning and Loving in a Fifties University

    For staff and students alike, universities resemble volcanoes, calm on the surface but rumbling beneath.

    It is the early 1950s and the newly-independent University of Blackchester is no exception to this reality. History Professor Andrew Grey and English Professor Daniel Mellors are keen to double or treble their student numbers in order to promote

    their academic reputations and embark upon a fiercely competitive contest to make theirs the most popular subject at Blackchester.

    When Mellors achieves national notice on the BBC, Grey responds with newspaper articles and a nationwide lecture campaign. When student numbers for English look like becoming unmatchable, Grey shows political cunning by contriving to make all first-year English students take a History course.

    But campus tensions are not all about academic rivalry. Sex looms large. And not just between students. Cross-subject romances are high-risk, and the actions of Tom Tongue, serial seducer and senior lecturer in English, threaten the reputation of the entire university.


    EDITORSerena Edwards


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    CONTRIBUTORSHarriet Subramanian, Phil Walker, Alexander Parsons, Christine Chalkin, Kasia Cole, Jill Coleby, David Rhys Price, Claire Fryer, Sally Todd, Alex Iszatt, Vanessa Woolley, Niki Schfer, Jacky & Mark Bloomfi eld, Sophie Ward, Rosanna Mundy

    FRONT COVER: By Boulters LockCourtesy Kate RobinsonAlong the Thames Magazine ISSN 2047-3389

    Along the Thames Magazine Marlow is the sister title to Along the Thames Maidenhead - prints and distributes 16,400 copies bi-monthly and hand delivers copies into ABC homes inandaround Marlow, Bourne End, Maidenhead, Cookham and Bray, as well as in bedrooms and reception rooms of hotels, golf clubs, coffee shops, hairdressers, libraries and local information centres.

    2. A Good read 8. Interiors - Wallpaper14. Favourite Walks - Burnham Beeches15. National Trust Walks16. On the Hunt - Etiquette18. How to be healthy this season20. How your feet reflect your body

    22. Christmas Tidings28. 6 of the best gadgets for cheese lovers 30. Time for Tea!34. Wines - a Good Red36. Fashion40. Hair by Alexander41. Beauty + competition42. Sallys Smalltalk

    43. Horoscopes45. Book Giveaway - Jo Hawes: Children in Theatre 46. Clare Balding: My Animals and Other Family 47. Country Wise 49. Business52. Out and About 58. Useful Numbers

    The views expressed in Along the Thames magazine are not necessarily the views of the editor/publisher. While all reasonable care is taken to ensure accuracy of our content, the publisher cannot accept liability for errors/omissions relating to the editorial/advertising in this publication or for loss rising as a result. No part of the contents of this publication can be reproduced without the express permission of the authors and is protected by copyright.

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    Welcome to the October/November issue. As in the true tradition of us Brits we must talk about the weather and the fact that it is now Autumn, the days are getting shorter (dont forget the clocks go back at the end of October) and it is getting colder. But that can only mean one thing and that is the countdown to Christmas has begun!!In this issue we have some gift ideas for treating yourself, some thoughts for cheering up the home, along with gadgets for cheese lovers, just to name a few of the articles. We have several giveaways including the chance to win a party for you and 5 friends at Benefit in Windsor, our usual Book Offer plus a signed copy of the new book from Clare Balding and Jo Hawes. Jo, a casting agent for children, gives many useful tips for those budding actresses and actors and their parents! As usual we have our regular fashion pages with this edition featuring - Red Alert, Florals and Shimmer, along with some beauty products youll love for the party season. We particularly love the 4 palette compact from Clarins - it stays on all day with the added attraction of some glitter for those evenings out! Sophie offers some advice on how to stay healthy during the party season and if you are driving anywhere this winter we have some advice from TyreSafe on how to look after your tyres.With Christmas coming up we are all starting to think about food for the table, so with that in mind we have articles on cooking your Turkey and on red wines as well as some cheese gadgets for those cheese lovers. Hopefully we will have some lovely autumn days to look forward to and you may be tempted to enjoy one of our series of favourite walks from Kate around Burnham Beeches or the National Trust who have provided us with several guided walks you can join in with.We hope you enjoy this jam packed edition and as always....Until next time, Happy Reading..........


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