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Death Comes to Pemberley [DVD]
Death Comes to Pemberley [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matthew Rhys
Price: 6.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Fab, 28 Feb 2014
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Buy and enjoy! Jenna Coleman is brilliant as the flighty Lydia. A gripping tale and faithful to Austen's characters. Highly recommended.


Longbourn
Longbourn
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5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid, 28 Feb 2014
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Jo Baker is to be applauded for this interesting and absorbing read. Whilst the story of Pride and Prejudice is going on in the background, we enter the world of the servants of Bennett household. With surprising twists and turns, the story never flags and the flaws and faults of some familiar characters will shock and surprise some as we come to love Sarah and those she lives and works for. A beautiful love story no less than the original! Highly recommended.


The A Quarter Of... "Retro Sweets In A Cartoony Box" (Over 1.1kg of Retro Sweets)
The A Quarter Of... "Retro Sweets In A Cartoony Box" (Over 1.1kg of Retro Sweets)
Offered by A Quarter Of - The Retro Sweets You Love
Price: 14.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories!, 23 Nov 2013
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Christmas present for my nearest and dearest. The contents bring back so many memories and are a super selection. The hamper has a lot of comic favourites, too.


A Fallen Land
A Fallen Land
by Janet Broomfield
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid, historical novel, 19 Oct 2013
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Those who admire the writing of Elizabeth Gaskell will not be disappointed with this full and satisfying read. A Fallen Land, written only 25 years ago, captures the style of writing of the some of the great 19th century women writers. (The book won the Georgette Heyer prize in 1990). The story is about the blossoming of a sheltered but spirited young woman, Helen Lambert, who finds a new purpose after her promising romance with the enigmatic lawyer Francis Bethune seems to falter. But when family friend Dr Patrick Cairns introduces her to the plight of some of Edinburgh's poorest residents, Helen gets drawn into one family's desperate struggle to rise above grinding poverty. Things go from bad to worse when as love begins to blossom again for Helen, a family secret is revealed and Helen is drawn into a dangerous situation that has grave consequences for her future happiness. A story about the meaning of love, the power of forgiveness, and the roles of men and women in society in 19th century Edinburgh, make this a terrific read that will keep you gripped right up to the closing paragraphs. Highly recommended.


Dusk
Dusk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dusk delight, 7 Sep 2013
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An intriguing love story set around and during World War 1 that gathers momentum and packs a punch in the final pages, setting the scene for the next installment. Great read if you like sagas. Timely too, with the centenary approaching. Eve is to be congratulated on a very readable novel.


Season of Light
Season of Light
by Katharine McMahon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Katharine McMahon, 12 April 2013
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A great read that hooks you from the opening chapters. The slightly different tone to Katharine's other historical novels made me think I'd landed in an Austen plot at first: a feisty herione with an eccentric family, plus two suitors and a love rival. But set against a backdrop of the French revolution and the abolition of slavery, the tension builds steadily throughtout and reaches a satisfying end. Highly recommended.


Mid Life Crisis in Mallorca (My Mallorca Book 1)
Mid Life Crisis in Mallorca (My Mallorca Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pack your bags, and leave tonight ....!, 1 July 2012
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Warm and witty, and with a couple of laugh out loud moments, Ali writes an engaging account of her first six months living in Mallorca. With the support of her beloved T, Ali sets off on a life changing adventure. Swimming in the deep blue sea and watching the sunrise before heading into work sounds more mid life paradise than crisis! Let's hope we hear more from Ali soon. Read and enjoy.


The Year After
The Year After
by Martin Davies
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, atmospheric story, 28 Nov 2011
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Martin Davies has done it again with an absorbing and clever novel set in the aftermath of World War 1. Quite different to the Conjuror's Bird which I adored, but no less gripping. Highly recommended.


The Conjuror's Bird
The Conjuror's Bird
by Martin Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing mystery, tender romance, 25 Jun 2011
This review is from: The Conjuror's Bird (Paperback)
I loved this book and its two side-by-side narratives. Part mystery, part romance, it kept me hooked as the two stories unfolded and developed. The descriptive passages of the natural world are quite beautifully written. The scene in the churchyard, and the ride to Richmond in the snow are especially memorable. Lovely stuff. Hugely enjoyable, this is an ideal holiday read.


The Kaiser's Last Kiss
The Kaiser's Last Kiss
by Alan Judd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.08

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing read, 15 April 2011
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A brilliant, well paced and clever novel. The fate of the young Nazi officer kept me enthralled right to the very last page. This is the first Alan Judd novel I have read, and I am surprised he is not more widely known. Highly recommended - I agree with other reviewers - this would make a great film.


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