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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2011 21:35:00 GMT
M. Geernaert says:
This reminds me of The Long Bridge which I finished recently. It is a fascinating and inspiring book about the author's 16 years as a prisoner in the gulags. I was moved to tears several times. I would have loved to have met Urszula Muskus. I started reading The Long Bridge while breastfeeding my son. I remember looking forward to the next feed so I could read more, even during the night. If you are still wondering whether or not to read her story, please do, you won't regret it. Bianca.

Posted on 7 Dec 2011 21:47:45 GMT
A Minchin says:
How about A Mummy's New World A Mummy's New World - great for girls/ladies that are pregnant or just had their first child.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2011 20:20:53 GMT
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Posted on 28 May 2012 16:32:50 BDT
I can recommend the newly released Asylum Bound by Stuart Townsend. Asylum Bound.This is about my experience of entering a mental hospital as a student nurse in the 70s and describing the situations I found myself in. It is a memoir as well as a history. It was a scary time!
"My God, has it come to this?"
Meet Grace, white-haired, with dementia, being admitted to the daunting asylum with an un-welcome introduction from the student nurse. Then Percy, the crystal radio buff, with depression. Here is Harry, the Japanese ex-POW, who's bath-time is a re-living of battles fought and Walter, with the dodgy and less than faithful, girl-friend. What about Tom, who is getting secret signs from both the Newscaster on the BBC as well as the landlady of the local pub, or Betty who won't fit in the coffin, and needs a bit of encouragement?
But also meet Stuart, the very novice student nurse fearfully working on nights, standing there being strangled, not knowing what to do, or trying to come to grips on his first day on the ward with shaving a corpse.
Learn about what goes on in the long asylum corridor & how to survive the laws of the asylum jungle. Stuart has to rely on information from the unlikeliest of sources, the Social Club hard drinkers.
Asylum Bound is a wild weird walk through the experiences of a student nurse as he enters the unknown world of the mental "asylum" of the 1970s. It is a bizarre world, a world of terrible extremes.
Within this odd place there are Hogarthian characters of varying chaotic hues, some aggressive, some sad, some disturbed and some institutionalised, both patients and staff. It is in this strange world that Stuart begins to understand the origins of psychiatry and its terrible treatments, including lobotomies, E.C.T., insulin shock and even aversion therapy for underwear snatchers. He has to learn about schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new and frightening conditions that had new and frightening treatments and outcomes.
But he finds an asylum coming to the end of any usefulness it ever once had. The patients are leaving, the staff are changing, and, thank God, the abuses are declining. It is a different world from anything he has experienced before. It is a very new world. It is a life-changing revelation.
For Stuart, what started as a novelty, progressed to fascination and was to end in tragedy.
It was the start of a long psychiatric nursing career.
It is, sadly, all true.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2012 11:01:30 BDT
Another book that offers the same feel good factor is Cherry Blssom Children - One Foster Parents Story. Don't just take my word for it read the preview and the reviews. It left me in awe of the family, and has made me rethink my own life too. check it out at least. Cherry Blossom Children - One Foster Parent's Story

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 17:10:42 BDT
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Roy Banwell says:
Hello, I have just put my book on Kindle, I am an unknown as you put it but I don't know about a Joe Blogs. I have written about my, I feel exciting time in the Infantry (Cheshire Regiment), all post 1970. It included my time in Northern Ireland, Rhodesia and Bosnia etc. I have received good feedback from everyone but it would be nice to get some from someone who doesn't know me. Thanks for your time anyway, regards Roy.Banwell, "The Long Journey".

Posted on 20 Sep 2012 12:54:55 BDT
Rick Terr says:
book about comet fragments due to be seen below constellation Cepheus after autumn equinox, some pieces impacting third week of March 2013. millennium mysterium magnum

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2012 15:13:54 BDT
I really agree with gilly8 - The Art of Racing in the Rain is quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read!

Posted on 21 Sep 2012 05:49:34 BDT
Davina says:
Outcast by Shaun Lewisham, well worth a look. Intelligent look at life in recession hit Britain from a man who was once a in-patient and became a nurse

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 10:26:34 GMT
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Posted on 28 Nov 2012 05:19:20 GMT
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Posted on 8 Dec 2012 11:06:15 GMT
Try this short novel Live by the Knife (S.P.Y Files); the first in an epic series of thrilling and entertaining novels about a young spy, fighting for her country, while keeping her identity a secret from everyone around her. It had a little of everything in it, Romance, Action, teenage journeys, and a fun narrative by the attitude-fueled spy.

Primarily a young adult novel, but apparently many adults are also finding it enjoyable as well!! :) Enjoy

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 01:01:06 GMT
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Posted on 18 Dec 2012 23:03:37 GMT
WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME....Reviewers have suggested that the book, a true story should be a movie. It had been mentioned thats it like MIDNIGHT EXPRESS....Wrong Place Wrong Time 77p in UK and 99 cents in US till Christmas Eve...

Posted on 19 Dec 2012 11:56:41 GMT
I Readalot says:
Just in case people haven't read the 'Important Announcement from Amazon', self promo is ONLY allowed in the MOA Forum. This thread was set up in 2009 asking for the 'then' best new book, it has now become a free for all for spammers and Amazon have already deleted many of the posts. DON'T do it, read the announcement and then move to the MOA.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012 19:55:10 GMT
simba says:
try wounded souls by robert turley

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012 19:57:00 GMT
TomC says:
Stop spamming.

I have reported your spam, and if you continue your account is likely to be blocked.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012 21:59:08 GMT
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monica says:
No, I Readalot, it was asking for 'best new book on the block'--block presumably in American sense. I've not been in US for a long time, and can only guess that 'block' has taken on the meaning of 'a circle whose radius is no more than 40 centimetres', given the suggestions here.

There's a thread here that's a rather plaintive request from a lonely young housebound mother for a specific sort of book, and by now I'm glad that she doesn't seem to have been able to navigate her way back to the forum; very quickly those suggestions become ones for utterly irrelevant books or, more often, are advertisements. The utterly irrelevant ones = I don't care about what you want, I want you to read what I like, and the adverts = I don't care what you want, look at what I made! all by myself! and because I made it you should read it! after paying for it!

Posted on 30 Dec 2012 23:29:53 GMT
I'm not born ready to self promote!?

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 07:11:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jan 2013 07:12:42 GMT
Happy Accident-Fate Not Fatal
£2.50 and a weekend free?, Enjoy my personal True story Happy Accident-Fate Not Fatal

It's about that first love you wonder about, Changes that seem linked to Fate, Ultimately the power of Love, How friends reunited helped me recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury.

The articles have been flowing since 2002 on Tv, National Newspapers, Magazines, Finally winning Cosmopolitan Ultimate Love Story 2010 which provided me with a appropriate ending to my book.

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Comments from readers repeats the word Very Addictive, Easy read, One reader completing in 1 1/2 days.

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Snowballs in Paris, Ibiza sunshine
Smugglers in Cornwall, Casino red light
How amazing this day Jane to think where we've been, My heart open for you come on within
Bring happiness to me as you did from the start
Mr and Mrs Whitehead this is our new start

Wedding Poem written by me.

Please enjoy and Review

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2013 11:51:34 GMT
That is a pitiful attempt at verse, Kevin.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2013 19:55:35 GMT
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Posted on 6 Jan 2013 20:31:15 GMT
I Readalot says:
Eh indeed Helen, a serial spammer is emerging, someone else who can't be bothered to read the Important Announcement about the MOA.
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