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Madeleine
Madeleine
by Kate McCann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.97

142 of 165 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All about Kate - not Madeleine, 16 May 2012
This review is from: Madeleine (Hardcover)
Just a few points:

Why are there NO photographs of Maddie in PdL in the book? Not even 'the last photograph' by the pool?
Why are there MORE photographs of Kate and Kate and Gerry, than of Maddie?
Why were her health records denied to the Portuguese police? It is standard procedure in most police forces.
Why was there no uncontaminated DNA in the apartment and it had to be collected from Rothley?
Why didn't they use the free nanny service for the evenings? The same nannies who looked after the children during the day, so hardly strangers.
Why did they still leave Maddie alone when she told them in the morning she'd been crying the previous night and why had they not come?

Most of the book dealt with Kate McCann's life, the holiday merits one chapter - we learn nothing about Maddie, her likes and dislikes, things she said. What she created in the creche. Where is all that stuff that mothers can't stop talking about?
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One Hand Clapping
One Hand Clapping
by Lise Leroux
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars anachronistic plot, 26 Feb. 2011
This review is from: One Hand Clapping (Paperback)
I can't understand what's so good about this book. The mouse/ear thing was news in the early nineties, so how can one use it far in the future? The whole plot is based on a concept already in the public domain nearly twenty years ago. So hardly futuristic. It is impossible to empathise in any way with the characters. I don't want to read anything else by this author, not even the IT manual.


SOPHIE'S WORLD: A NOVEL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY.
SOPHIE'S WORLD: A NOVEL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY.
by Jostein Gaarder
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent philosophy book, 25 Oct. 2010
I'd read this years ago when it first came out. Please, please, this should be on the syllabus of every sixth form! It will help the angst that so mny teenagers suffer from and make them much happier.


Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting
Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting
by Al Gury
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent instruction book, 6 July 2010
This is an excellent instruction book on alla prima painting. The techniques are explained very clearly and it is also the only book I have ever come across to deal solely with alla prima in all its forms.


Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata
Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £18.45

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best recording I know of, 2 May 2010
This is an excellent recording of I Lombardi. Especially Pavarotti seems at his best with the lyrical phrasing of Bergonzi and the same fullness of tone. June Anderson is brilliant in this, a wonderful understanding of the dynamics in the challenging arias. Altogether a great production.


Why Do You Overeat? When all you want is to be slim: When All You Want to Be Is Slim
Why Do You Overeat? When all you want is to be slim: When All You Want to Be Is Slim
by Zoe Harcombe
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and well researched., 27 Mar. 2010
This is one of the best diet books I've ever read. A number of underlying causes of weight gain are addressed in a comprehensive manner. I used the advice in the book and found losing weight suddenly very easy. This isn't one of these books which give precise amounts or convoluted recipes. The guidelines are easy to follow and I can recommend this book to anyone who wants to lose weight or has one of a number of food intolerances.The titel is unfortunately a little misleading, as the contents do not apply only to people who overeat. In fact, using the advice in the book, one might be eating more than usual and still lose weight. In short, a realistic book, with good advice on how to apply the methods in daily life.


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