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The Flyer (The Pitsford Series Book 1)
The Flyer (The Pitsford Series Book 1)
Price: 3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling., 28 Jun 2014
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I loved this book and couldn't put it down. It tells the story of a young man from a poor background who is sent to a minor public school by his grandfather. He does not fit in, but does take advantage of the education. He then starts to be interested in engines and opens a garage servicing the very early motor cars. This leads him to meeting other young people who accept him into their glittering pre-WW1 lives. There are many twists and turns in his loves and friendships going into the war, and quite harrowing descriptions of life as a young officer in the Flying Corps. I would not spoil the story by describing them, but it kept me reading late into the night to see what would happen next. I'm intrigued to see that this is described as Book 1, and can't wait to find Book 2!
This book has it all: romance, intrigue and engines! Very topical as we commemorate the start of the First World War, I would thoroughly recommend this book.


Motorola Moto G - Leather Wallet Flip Case Cover Pouch + Free Screen Protector & Mini Touch Stylus Pen + Polishing Cloth (Dark Purple)
Motorola Moto G - Leather Wallet Flip Case Cover Pouch + Free Screen Protector & Mini Touch Stylus Pen + Polishing Cloth (Dark Purple)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value., 31 May 2014
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This case fits the phone perfectly and does not obscure the camera. It looks a bit cheap, but for the price it's great value. So, you get what you pay for!


Public Battles, Private Wars
Public Battles, Private Wars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rivetting read., 26 May 2014
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Set against the backdrop of the miners' strike, this book charts the changing fortune of a young housewife who discovers her own self worth. Her old school friend returns to the village as a teacher, but it is Mandy whose growth is the centre of the story. Her marriage fails but that is not the main story. I felt a real empathy for Mandy, willing her to succeed, but hoping she wouldn't settle for the easy romantic story. I really enjoyed this book.


The Memory Book
The Memory Book
Price: 4.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting read., 17 Feb 2014
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This review is from: The Memory Book (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book. Although it is about the main character's slide into early-onset dementia, it is actually really funny in places. It is essentially a love story, and intertwines the stories of three generations of the family. The dementia part of the story rings true, with the main character zoning in and out of the present.
I don't want to spoil any of the plot twists, but all I would say is that the relationships between the main character, her partner, her mother and her daughters are what gives the story its interest. The story is told from the point of view of each of the 3 main characters in different chapters, shedding light on what is happening in each of their lives. It allows you to feel positive about the future for each of them, although it leaves us before the end. The characters are living on in my imagination.
My own father died from dementia, so I'm under no illusions about how hard life can be for everyone affected. That said, I still believed in this story completely.
Read it and see for yourself!


The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book: Easy, Calorie Counted Fast Day Meals You'll Love
The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book: Easy, Calorie Counted Fast Day Meals You'll Love
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone following 5:2., 18 Aug 2013
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This book helps all those of us who have adopted the 5:2 way of life. At first I just ate calorie-counted ready meals to make sure I didn't go over my allowance. Quite soon that gets very boring, and that's when this could become "just another boring diet." Kate Harrison has made sure we can enjoy food while sticking to our 500 a day. Read this in conjunction with her book on the 5:2 diet and your life could be transformed. Thanks Kate, I think you may have changed my whole relationship with food!


The Mother Road
The Mother Road
Price: 8.32

3.0 out of 5 stars Kept me reading., 18 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Mother Road (Kindle Edition)
This is not high literature, but it is an engaging story about two sisters trying to rebuild their relationship while driving along Route 66, otherwise known as The Mother Road. It is also the road that leads to their parents' house, where their mother has Alzheimers. That part of the story was the most convincing, with a very accurate portrayal of how dementia affects the whole family. If you're looking for something that keeps you wanting to find out what happens next, and that makes you laugh and cry, then this could be it!


Ionic Rotating Stand Leather Case with SLEEP AND WAKE Function for New Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 9-inch Wifi (Purple)
Ionic Rotating Stand Leather Case with SLEEP AND WAKE Function for New Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 9-inch Wifi (Purple)
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Price: 18.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Ionic Rotating Stand, 8 Aug 2013
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This stand does everything I need it to do. I wanted a protective case, but also use the stand feature. You can only use the stand in landscape mode, and it isn't as secure as the case my son has for his iPad, but it is fine once you get the hang of it. I use it balanced on my knees for reading in bed.


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