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The Parisian Christmas Bake Off
The Parisian Christmas Bake Off
Price: £3.79

4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely, funny book, 22 Jan. 2014
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A Delightful read...light hearted and yet passionate, the book gives a real flavour for family history, and the central part that food plays in your lives...


Lunch in Paris: A Delicious Love Story, with Recipes
Lunch in Paris: A Delicious Love Story, with Recipes
Price: £4.25

5.0 out of 5 stars A sheer delight! Insightful, clever and funny., 22 Jan. 2014
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What a delightful cultural insight and a delicious journey of love and food...a joy to read, so sad to finish...


CNL PURPLE LEATHER FLIP COVER CASE SKIN FOR BLACKBERRY CURVE 8520 / 9300 3G MOBILE PHONE
CNL PURPLE LEATHER FLIP COVER CASE SKIN FOR BLACKBERRY CURVE 8520 / 9300 3G MOBILE PHONE
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Price: £4.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 21 Nov. 2012
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This case represents excellent value for money - is leather, looks really nice and does a great job of protecting your phone.


AIO Genuine Blackberry Black Lens Glass Screen Display LCD Cover For Curve 3G 9300
AIO Genuine Blackberry Black Lens Glass Screen Display LCD Cover For Curve 3G 9300

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant solution for a scratched screen!, 21 Nov. 2012
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Reasonably priced, easy to fit, my phone is now like new again - delighted with this first rate product. Would highly recommend.


The Hand That First Held Mine
The Hand That First Held Mine
by Maggie O'Farrell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 2 Jun. 2010
I am a huge fan of Maggie O'Farrell's work, and this, her latest novel certainly did not disappoint. A wonderful, mesmerising read that transports the reader back to 1950's Soho and to the present day with ease. Each character was perfectly portrayed, and the trauma surrounding the birth of Elina and Ted's daughter was so real and so harrowing...
I will not spoil the plot for other readers, but suffice to say that the story is, as I would expect of such an artful and insightful writer, beatiful, and so skillfully told.
I await each novel from Maggie O'Farrell with a sense of excitement and real anticipation, and this one really made my heart sing!
A joy to read, so sad to reach the end...
Thank you


Noah's Compass
Noah's Compass
by Anne Tyler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

78 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, 9 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Noah's Compass (Hardcover)
Have spent my weekend reading this, Anne Tyler's 18th novel and can say without doubt that it is one of the most beautiful, gentle novels I have ever read. A long time fan of Tyler's work, my expectations were high and were definitely met. The main character, Liam, is a gentle, bewildered man who invites great sympathy from the reader. At the beginning of the story, he is going through a time of great uncertainty in his life, having lost his job and downsized to a rather seedy apartment. His circumstances worsen when he is attacked by an intruder the very first night he spends in his new home. I won't take time retelling the story, but in short, he is more traumatised by the fact that he cannot recall the incident than by the physical attack, and sets about finding a rather novel solution to his memory problems... In the course of his search he meets Eunice, a delightfully eccentric woman, whom he is immediately drawn to. What follows is a lovely, meandering tale, which is both entertaining and also touching. Liam is constantly brow beaten by his (mainly dreadful) female relatives - his daughters, ex wife and sister and is generally treated with contempt by all except his teenaged daughter who stays with him during a difficult time. The conclusion to the novel is, although, not entirely satisfying, quite fitting. I was so sorry to reach the end, and Liam will stay with me for quite some time. Another magical tale from Anne Tyler, master storyteller and observer of human nature.
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