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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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Lily: A Ghost Story - Adèle Geras Spooky!

Lily by Adèle Geras is a ghost story told by Marie, a young woman who is haunted by two ghosts. The first is the infant manifestation of Zoe, the baby that she tragically miscarried during her teenage pregnancy. She is not believed, and is treated for a supposed psychological condition.
The reader is sucked into Marie's life and I found myself living the story with her. When she starts a new job looking after the daughter of her psychiatrist, things start to go wrong for her and life becomes increasingly scary. Her charge, Amy, grows to love her but events conspire against her, leading to a terrifying climax to the story and a breathless conclusion.

Lily is a great story, which left me hungry to read more by Adèle Geras.