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The Marlowe Papers

Ros Barber

What a fantastic idea! What a great structure! Before I use too many exclamation marks, I'll calm down.   Have you ever tried a  book that wasn't ...

Reviewed by Katy Noyes - Chesterfield

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The Marlowe Papers

Ros Barber

This review appeared in nb70. I took a deep breath before starting to read The Marlowe Papers. Described as a novel in verse I was somewhat apprehensive as to ...

Reviewed by Madelaine Smith - Winchester

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The Marlowe Papers

Ros Barber

I can’t begin to say how much I loved this book, how much admire the achievement of the ...

Reviewed by Maun Carey - Oxford

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