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Posted on 9 Mar 2011 16:58:04 GMT
Come and read mine, it'll make you laugh and cry all at the same time. It's like the film Dodgeball because it's a true underdog story. At £2.93 what have you got to lose?
How To Say Boo To A Goose - that's the title, I don't know how you link to it on here!

PS It's got a 5 star rating too!

Posted on 9 Mar 2011 12:58:39 GMT
Joey72 says:
Delivered Unto Lions is the one I would recommend, it is fiction based on fact but I think that made it very readable, I couldn't put it down and when I finished it I felt lost as I wasn't sure how I would pass my journey home without Daniel. I am going to try Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, a Father and Son's Story next or The Light in My Mind, I have a partner with mental health problems so I am reading around that subject at the moment.

Posted on 7 Mar 2011 13:44:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Mar 2011 12:09:46 GMT
Yggdrasil says:
Try "Who Wrote Marlowe" which describes the Elizabethan spy and counterfeit playwright in an entirely different light to that commonly postulated.

Posted on 6 Mar 2011 12:56:41 GMT
Rikki Wilson says:
INSIDE OUT by Rick Atkinson
I read this book 'Inside Out' on the advice of friends, and I could not put it down. It had me gripped from start to finish. The way it's writen and the Inside Out chapter Order,Immidiately had me engrossed making me feel like I was at the authors side throughout everything he did and everything he went through. Often on the wrong side of the law Rick atkinson never did anything By the book, and was constantly knee deep in skullduggery or danger. With a mix of comedy and plenty of sexy escapades, this book is in no way one dimensional and covers every human emotion. What a life!! There were stories that had me going through every emotion you could think of. 9/10 !!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2011 00:17:08 GMT
Angel Just-Rights by Rebecca Parker
I read this and was seduced by all my senses. Rollercoaster-ride , emotional, deep, satisfying read def recommend it.

Posted on 1 Mar 2011 23:57:56 GMT
1923: A Memoir: Lies and Testaments Might I humbly suggest my memoir 1923

To say that Harry Smith was born under an unlucky star would be an understatement. Born in England in 1923, Smith chronicles the tragic story of his early life in this first volume of his memoirs. He presents his family's early history-their misfortunes and their experiences of enduring betrayal, inhumane poverty, infidelity, and abandonment.

1923: A Memoir presents the story of a life lyrically described, capturing a time both before and during World War II when personal survival was dependent upon luck and guile. During this time, failure insured either a trip to the workhouse or burial in a common grave. Brutally honest, Smith's story plummets to the depths of tragedy and flies up to the summit of mirth and wonder, portraying real people in an uncompromising, unflinching voice.

1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.

Posted on 28 Feb 2011 09:02:31 GMT
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Posted on 26 May 2010 10:10:38 BDT
harmony says:
Nowhere to Belong: Punished for the Colour of Her Skin
What about this book it is my own book , A must not just because i`m the author but the nature of the book. yes there are many books out there which are true life stories(so there should be) Beaware a very painful read, but postive due to the fact it opens peoples eyes as what has and still does happen in our society. Its a true account of a life in a foster home subjected to sexual and racial abuse then being section at the age of eleven, still nobody taking note of what was happening, Good luck let us know what you think, if you do read.Harmony

Posted on 22 May 2010 00:05:16 BDT
daydreamer says:
Anything by Penny Vincenzi - I just can't put her books down until they are at the end.

Posted on 9 May 2010 12:18:40 BDT
Ann Monk says:
Anything Salley Vickers, has written especially Dancing Backwards ,Instances of the Number 3,or Miss Garnet's Angel.
Janet Evanovich writes funny books start with One for the Money

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2010 09:38:00 BDT
Hi there, try my new book Across Time and Continents. I'm told that people can't put it down once they start to read it,

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2010 20:50:53 BDT
Try SJ Bolton.

Posted on 26 Apr 2010 12:58:43 BDT
I've just spent the weekend reading
Wedlock - How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
by Wendy Moore
It was unputdownable!
The best biography i've read in ages.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2010 16:17:01 BDT
Maimonaides says:
Memories of Eden: A Journey Through Jewish Baghdad A wonderful memoir by a jewish lady born in Baghdad in 1912. Beatifully written. Great reviews.

Posted on 22 Apr 2010 14:15:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2010 14:16:34 BDT
D. Whiteson says:
Seven Types of Ambiguity is one of the most wonderful books I have read. I keep giving it to friends for birthdays, christmases and any other occassions where a present is required.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2010 11:49:24 BDT
M. Gough says:
How about anything by Kate Atkinson, Tracy Chevalier, Minette Walters,Victoria Hislop, Linwood Barclay, Jonathan Tropper ...

Posted on 10 Apr 2010 21:14:52 BDT
Thirty Seconds to Impact: The Captain's Story of Flight BA38
A new author. the book's been out for 2 weeks, but is proving very popular. Take a look, it's 'unputdownable'. Also at

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2010 09:52:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2010 09:58:02 BDT
Annie May says:
I have just read this book, Gypsy Boy, and couldn't put it down! It gives an amazing insight into the Gypsy culture. Mikey's story, as already said is halarious and heartbreaking. A real page turner. A must for anyone interested in the stories of everyday folk.

Posted on 8 Apr 2010 22:37:55 BDT
memoirsfan says:

This a new memoir from 1970s Belfast - will make you laugh out loud!

Posted on 7 Apr 2010 19:01:24 BDT
Cormac Mac says:
On The Brinks by crime writer Sam Millar (if you can buy a copy for less that Amazon prices of between £120-150. No, not a misprint). This is easily one of the most fascinating memoirs I have ever read, and I have read my fair share.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2010 20:32:10 BDT
Travels of the Mind
I suggest you "Travels of the Mind" by Ettore Grillo. It is a spiritual book. It contains plenty of information. From the rare Japanese Martial Arts to African burials, Vedanta, Buddhism and so on.
"Travels of the Mind" is a way for healing anxiety, phobias, hypochondria and psychic disorders. It cannot be assimilated to a manual. It contains tips for resolving inner problems, but it leaves to the reader the choice of the way for self-healing. A chick cannot hatch out if the hen does not peck the egg-shell. "Travels of the Mind" is like that, it pecks softly your shell for helping you to get out of your own mental prison.
Ettore Grillo

Posted on 21 Mar 2010 01:15:14 GMT
Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World
without a doubt, GYPSY BOY BY MIKEY WALSH....
the absolute best one i have read in a long time, and i mean years...
incredible, hilarious, heartbreaking, beautiful and, number one sunday times best seller this week.

Posted on 17 Jan 2010 20:46:03 GMT
Insigne says:
It is not a new book, but it is thought provoking and makes real some of those thoughts that we who are English have been unable to conceptualise. It is Roger Scrutons, England an Elegy.

Posted on 17 Jan 2010 10:18:41 GMT
Disruptive: How I Triumphed Over Years of Abuse from Those Who Were Supposed to Protect Me Its a fantastic read and I read it in 2 sittings. Unlike alot of survival stories this gives clear messages all the way through. So well written and deserves its 5 stars

Posted on 17 Jan 2010 10:06:47 GMT
Ian Walthew says:
I had this same question the other day, and I was curious to know what Amazon customers rate as good books. What I did was to search on all categories of books, ranking them not by best-sellers, but by average customer review. I tagged all the books I could find that (a) had a five star average (not four and a half) and (b) had more than 50 Amazon customer reviews. I was quite surprised to see that this produced a list of only about a hundred books, from children's books to self-help to fiction and non-fiction. I gave them the tag 5 star 50 reviews. If you do a search on that tag, using the Amazon tag tool search (that you'll find on any book's page) you'll be able to pull up this list of books and have a good browse. Some of the books may not be of a genre that you like, but some will, and may encourage you to read books from genres that you wouldn't normally think of. Anyway, good luck. It certainly brought some books to my attention that I hadn't heard of and I ordered three of the ones I hadn't read. It was interesting to see that all the ones I had already read were ones I would give a 5 star rating to, so there's something there that I think is worth exploring.
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