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How to be both
How to be both
by Ali Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Original but dull, 14 Oct 2014
This review is from: How to be both (Hardcover)
Boring. Aiming too hard to be a Booker prize winner. Neither story grabbed me. I really didn't like the characters in the contemporary story. I found it confusing to read. I preferred the historical story (which in my book was first). I'm not minded to read any other Ali Smith books. I can't fault the writing- it's well written and original but dull. There are better books


Izaac Sexy Black Minimalist Backless Open Cutout Back Slip Jersey Long Maxi Dress (UK 14-16/L, black)
Izaac Sexy Black Minimalist Backless Open Cutout Back Slip Jersey Long Maxi Dress (UK 14-16/L, black)
Offered by Eastbeauty Store
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for holidays, 10 Oct 2014
Very comfortable and .will be very useful to take on holiday. Can't fault price point. Useful addition to wardrobe. Is quite long so if you are short may be too long (I'm 5ft8)


Pop Goes the Weasel: DI Helen Grace 2
Pop Goes the Weasel: DI Helen Grace 2
Price: £3.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the pool, 10 Oct 2014
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Excellent follow up to Eeny Meeny. Very good plot. Fast paced. Two "irritants". One- yet again our heroine ends up with "life in danger". This can be an all too common ending and overused. Two-her relationship with Jake-really? and why? adds nothing to book. I will try the next book but with a few reservations


NEW WOMENS CHOCOLATE BROWN PULL ON TROUSER FULL LENGTH (16)
NEW WOMENS CHOCOLATE BROWN PULL ON TROUSER FULL LENGTH (16)
Offered by womensclothing
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Will do the job, 10 Oct 2014
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Took a long time to arrive. Packaged in plastic in a plastic postal bag. Definitive wide waistband. Reasonably thick jersey leggings, good dark brown colour. Good value for the price paid. Bought these to wear with a cream tunic and brown boots so will do the job well. Close fit all the way down leg so easy to tuck into boots. Overall a good buy and pleased with them


Funky Boutique Ladies Full Length Cotton Leggings UK Size 8-26 UK Size 8-26: Color - Brown : Size - 16/18 XXL
Funky Boutique Ladies Full Length Cotton Leggings UK Size 8-26 UK Size 8-26: Color - Brown : Size - 16/18 XXL
Offered by Funky Boutique
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Will do the job, 3 Oct 2014
Brown leggings don't seem to exist in the shops so I resorted to on-line. These are perfectly acceptable and will work well for what I want. The waistband is basic so will look better under a top rather than on show. The brown is good and dark, the material reasonably thick so skin doesn't show through underneath. They have been bought specifically to go with a certain tunic and boots and they go very well. For the price you can't grumble at all. The companies attitude to customer service would seem to be good too as evidenced by Dear MyName rather than customer and a hope for satisfaction but if not no problem here is what you do. My one little irk (and this often happens) is that the size range is 16/18. As I'm 14/16 I worried that 12/14 would be too small so got 16/18 and they are a bit big, of course they may shrink. Overall a good buy


KRISP Womens Panelled Bodycon Dress Shift Pencil Wiggle Formal Work Business Office Party Size 08 10 12 14 16 (16, -Red)
KRISP Womens Panelled Bodycon Dress Shift Pencil Wiggle Formal Work Business Office Party Size 08 10 12 14 16 (16, -Red)
Offered by Krisp Clothing
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy wear glamour, 27 Sep 2014
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Arrived promptly, well packaged- tissue paper and ribbon inside tough plastic bag. Material very soft. Fits well. Very short- I'm 5ft8 and it comes around 10 inches above knee. Will probably wear with opaque tights rather than sheer-I don't have any objection to short dresses and do wear them but Krisp- if you make this dress in a just below knee style I will definitely buy. Gorgeous bright red colour too and love the neckline


Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond
Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond
by Sabrina Ghayour
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Persian cuisine for beginner and advanced alike, 27 Sep 2014
Beautiful book, gorgeous recipes- a delight. Easy to make, clear and concise instructions. Huge variety of recipes


Zandra Rhodes Women's Danuta Black Open Toe ZRW1008A 7 UK
Zandra Rhodes Women's Danuta Black Open Toe ZRW1008A 7 UK
Price: £40.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful looking shoes, 27 Sep 2014
Prompt arrival. Well packaged. These shoes are actually by Strutt Couture but designed by Zandra Rhodes. I have several pairs of Strutt shoes and they all have one thing in common- slightly off balance to walk in so take some getting used to. They are extremely good value and will glam up an evening outfit. These are shoes you'll wear to look glamorous when you don't have to walk far. You can't see the back in the photo- they have a zip with a little metal ZR logo zip pull. Great for a special occasion


I Am Pilgrim
I Am Pilgrim
Price: £3.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Am Gobsmacked!, 12 Sep 2014
This review is from: I Am Pilgrim (Kindle Edition)
Finally finished this epic novel. This counts as one of the best books I have ever read. It's very detailed so takes time to read in order to absorb it all. Detail does not equal boring. The writer normally writes screenplays and this is his first novel. You can definitely tell that it's been written by a screen writer. That's not a bad thing; in fact it makes for a very exciting roller-coaster read. A woman is murdered in Manhattan, a child witnesses his father being beheaded in Saudi Arabia, a man's eyes are removed whilst he is still alive and leaving a top secret laboratory, smouldering human remains are found in the Hindu Kush, a lone man is working to create a virus that will destroy America. Our hero (Pilgrim) is the man chosen to try and prevent Armageddon. The story spans the world- from America to Paris to Germany to Turkey to Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Lebanon to Bulgaria. The plot is scary and believable (although I take issue with a couple of things but they are minor- the mirrors for example). The book, despite its length, is very fast paced with very short chapters and punchy sentences. Quite often when I read a long book I feel that there could have been useful cuts made- not so with this- every page matters. It goes without saying that it would make a great film- it has been written like that. My hope would be that as a screen writer wrote it, so too he would write the film and the storyline would be kept to. DO NOT RUIN IT! A totally amazing book. I also found that as I got to know the terrorist I was made to have a degree of sympathy for him, disliking him from the get go was not an option. The writing was powerful, succinct, engrossing and compelling- an outstanding book that will stay with me for a long time- Now I have to try and say this in 140 characters on Twitter! There will always be people who won't like a book, sometimes just because everybody else does and some of the negative reviews I've read are very hard to understand- still- we all have different tastes Congratulations Mr Hayes on a stonking good read

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CLOSURE (Zachary Taylor. Book 1)
CLOSURE (Zachary Taylor. Book 1)
Price: £1.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall a very good read and an excellent debut novel introducing us to ..., 24 Aug 2014
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Overall a very good read and an excellent debut novel introducing us to DCI Zachary Taylor. Taylor is a maverick cop (to say the least) who gets suspended from duty whilst investigating the brutal rape and murder of a young woman and the attempt to find her husband believed to be her killer. Short chapters (I like) help the book feel fast paced. The tension certainly increases towards the end of the novel and the real twists and turns happen here. Never guessed the end (I'm very pleased to say). A few repeated phrases like "shook her curls" and others have commented on this-didn't bother me that much. I liked Zachary and his taste in music. I disliked his girl friend Tasha but she is (hopefully) gone. Really liked the character Anna- please keep her and her friend. I feel that Zachary certainly has legs and that he will continue to develop further in future books. Thankfully, not burdened with "inner angst" as has become popular. This is a (fingers crossed) series that will definitely improve with each new novel and I eagerly await the next one


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