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Miriam's War (Miriam's Life Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Molly Cutpurse
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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Mrs Miriam Baxter, an ordinary London housewife, apart from being an ex convict, is devoted entirely to her family, which consists of her two children, parents and three sisters. She would call herself unremarkable. However, it was her determination and courage which took her and her family through the Second World War. In Miriam's War, there are no hints of heightened suspense, no clues as to where her story could veer to; it just is.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1639 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Lilith Books; 2 edition (14 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IV7R2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Molly-Cutpurse/99836714520

www.mollycutpurse.com

I was born a native of Stratford in the East End of London in September 1952 and raised in nearby Leyton, developing a lifelong interest in literature. I joined my local library when I was three. Unfortunately, I had an awful education due to dyslexia. I was caned often because I could not learn. Therefore, I am entirely self-taught. Many of my thirty novels have been proofread (and then republished) by me several times. Nevertheless, on occasions, I still find mistakes, and I apologise in advance.
My favourite book is a dictionary and I often find joy with the correct placement of a single word. I am noted for including 'cookies' or 'Easter eggs' in much of my work and I delight in incorporating coincidences and parallels from our real world.
A polymath, shy, slightly synaesthete with a predilection for the supernatural since childhood and transgendered, after working at hundreds of jobs for twenty-five years, in 1994, after the death of my parents, I decided to change my life around and write as a transgendered woman. Although having assisted in various TV and film projects, I enjoy privacy and I am known for my hermit-like existence, being fully cognizance of how people react to my preferred gender. However, I am known for my positive outlook and broad sense of humour.
I feel comfortable working simply. During the embryonic stages of a piece, I prefer to have very little between myself and content. Although my pieces are written up and further constructed on a word processor, the initial, 'layering of the landscape' is achieved with nothing more than a sharp HB pencil, a wad of new paper and a clean white eraser. This method of creation, I accept as pure, free from electronic distraction and infinitely and immediately alterable. Pareidolia often plays a part in my creative process.
A lifelong migraine and panic sufferer, my work reflects the subterranean, saturnian, plutonic, spiritual, solar and luna aspects of human existence as I continuously attempt to understand our world. A lifelong fascination with time, abandonment, love and death are four qualities which motivate me.

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
By ElaineG TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book on 17th August in response to a plea on a forum by the author for help in identifying grammatical problems with it, as she was concerned about the poor reviews, but wasn't sure why she was getting them. I am not an author, but I do deal with words every day of my working life, so downloaded it just to see for myself. I read through part of the book before giving up as it was pretty unreadable - the grammar, spelling and incorrect words used meant, in my opinion, that the book wasn't really fit for sale. Anyway, I am not an author and I left it to authors on the forum, as professionals, who advised Molly Cutpurse that the book needed an in depth line by line re-write and proper copy editing/proof reading in order to make it acceptable - especially to sell. The author said on 19th August that she was going to do this. On 21st August it seems she uploaded the next version, which really in my mind, would indicate that a proper editing job has not taken place. I am not going to download the new version (not paying twice for rubbish LOL) but skimmed through the "look inside" and certainly a lot of errors have disappeared,but there are still way too many there - the tense in chapters switches from past to present, Uncle Bert becomes Burt and vice versa too many times. Obviously I cannot speak for the rest of the book. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many errors 14 Aug 2012
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I have to agree with the other reviews , there are far too many spelling mistakes and inconsistencies with reference to the individuals. The book moves
from one part of the story to another without the first seeming to end properly. Was it poorly written or poorly transcribed , I can't believe any
author would write this with so many mistakes ? These errors spoilt the whole book and make me reluctant to read another by this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof Reader PLEASE! 20 Aug 2012
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What a crying shame! A lovely story completely destroyed by dreadful spelling, grammar and syntax. I actually cringed as I read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Miriam's War 6 Aug 2012
By Kate
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Although I enjoyed the content of the book and found it true to life, I have never read a book with so many syntax and grammar mistakes. It was also quite disconcerting to find characters names transposed, and resulted in my having to look back to check if it was me or the character being wrongly named. There were also dates which were wrong, these should have been checked! Altogether a reasonably good story spoiled by all the errors in the text.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be better 11 July 2012
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The plot is good, but I have never read anything published that is so full of spelling and grammatical mistakes. It's as if they printed a draft version by mistake. There are many inconsistencies highlighting the books poor research. She mentions Japan declaring war on the UK in 1940, a year too early. There are many mistakes like this in the book. Strangly enough the timeline at the end is accurate though.
It's a shame really because these things spoil it, and can be so easily rectified.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 24 May 2012
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This is one of the best books l have read, deaing with the lives of famlies during the 2WW, and l particulary enjoy fiction set during this period. For once an author deals with the reality of a family's life with realism. You felt part of the family and could clearly picture the drabness if their lives as the war years rolled.
If l had one criticism is that it ended very abruptly, with serveral questions left unsaid I can only hope that the author means to write a final book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars None 11 Sep 2012
By rector
Format:Kindle Edition
The story line has great potential for a light read but is ruined by the appalling writing. It seemed amusing at first but quickly became irritating . It is one thing to encourage new writers but not when when their command of language and grammar is so poor.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars please get a proof reader 22 Aug 2012
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I liked the actual story of this book but was frustrated within a page or two because of the spelling and grammar mistakes - almost on every page. Is there a place called Popular in London? Sarah was called Emily for a time. The words bare/bear - fine/find were always used with the incorrect spellings and a lot of times the tenses were completely wrong. The worst error was "you're instead of you'll". I don't think I will be reading any more of this authors books,
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Published 1 month ago by cheryl delaney
3.0 out of 5 stars The spelling is not very good. I take it the book was transcribed...
The spelling is not very good. I take it the book was transcribed abroad by someone not knowing English very well. It spoilt the enjoyment of an otherwise good book. Read more
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Very interesting angle, a lot of details and informative. Thank you for the time line at the end and costs
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First one was a good story, badly writtten. Will not read this one
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One of the best books I have ever read. Actually learnt a great deal of historic details I didn't know while reading, amazing to get into the heads of people from that time. Read more
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