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The Marriage Certificate
The Marriage Certificate
by Stephen Molyneux
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read!, 27 Jan. 2014
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I really loved reading this book and couldn't put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed how the book moved from present times to the past and then back again. It is very well researched and plots the discovery of the marriage certificate and the intertwining lives effectively.


Why the Whales Came
Why the Whales Came
by Michael Morpurgo
Edition: Paperback

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!, 2 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Why the Whales Came (Paperback)
This is a delightful story and is indicative of the excellent children's books that Michael Morpurgo writes. Set in the Isles of Scilly, children Daniel and Gracie are warned to keep away from the strange old man dubbed 'The Birdman'. Fate plays her hand however, as the children build up a friendship with the Birdman, whose odd ways are explained by deafness. Their friendship is not welcomed by all and the story builds to a climax with superstition, World War I and island desperation all coming in to play.


The White Horse Gang (Puffin Books)
The White Horse Gang (Puffin Books)
by Nina Bawden
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-print now!, 2 Aug. 2006
This is the ultimate children's book, not too long yet gripping. Written by the masterful Nina Bawden, we follow three children in their task to kidnap an annoyingly snooty neighbour's son. They found however, that such a task is not quite as simple as they thought. The book combines great elements of adventure, horses and ghoulish tales to enthrall the reader. It is time the book was reprinted.


The Greatest Man in Cedar Hole
The Greatest Man in Cedar Hole
by Stephanie Doyon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Trials and tribulations in Middle America, 1 Aug. 2006
Stephanie Doyon demonstrates a wry sense of humour in her characterisation and depiction of the town of Cedar Hole. She charts the two very different experiences of two boys as they grow up in a town which stifles success and opportunity.

She brings to life the experiences of the characters vividly with some surprising twists and turns, thus ensuring a gripping read. By the end of the book, the inhabitants of Cedar Hole learn to understand that all types of people can turn out well, and not just the ones they expect to do so.


Labyrinth
Labyrinth
by Kate Mosse
Edition: Paperback

5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for the holidays, 1 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Labyrinth (Paperback)
The synopsis of the book didn't entirely grip me after having read a run of excellent books. However, once I delved into it, it was difficult to put down. The way the two storylines weaved their way to a facinating conclusion was both thrilling and captivating. Kate Mosse writes refreshingly well as she was able to capture the atmosphere of 13th Century Carcassonne brilliantly (I imagine so anyway) and entices the reader with a great deal of historical detail. Although lengthy, it is the perfect holiday read.


Epson Stylus C62
Epson Stylus C62

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good performer, 8 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Epson Stylus C62 (Electronics)
I bought this printer about six months ago for the office. It has quite a lot of work to do and I have been impressed by its speed although it does seem to be a little thirsty! Compared with the many other printers that we have in our school, its perfomance is much better and is has less problems than any of the HPs or Canons. The only niggling problem is the paper feed tray which seems so frustratingly designed in the manner it curves away from the printer.


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