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The Mésalliance
The Mésalliance
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great tale, 3 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Mésalliance (Kindle Edition)
i am loving rereading Stella Riley and this is one of my favourites. Well paced with a great supporting cast of characters. Rockcliffe is everything a romantic hero should be. Adeline starts well but loses a little of her feisty character towards the end. A minor criticism as I loved the book.


Monday to Friday Man
Monday to Friday Man
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pretty dull and poorly edited, 15 Sep 2012
i bought this after hearing the author on the radio. i read most things through to the end but gave up on this one. weak premise irritating main character and very london lovey.


OXX Digital Black Vantage Internet Radio
OXX Digital Black Vantage Internet Radio

5.0 out of 5 stars Well thought out and great attention to detail, 12 Sep 2012
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We live in Berlin but wanted to listen to English radio without carting the laptop all over the apartment. This radio is great. Well thought out, simply to use and well made. It feels like a quality item which someone has spent a lot of time on to get it as good as possible. It was easy to set up but the friendly letter from the sellers offering assistance if necessary was a nice touch. The sound quality is good too. I would recommend this radio to anyone.


The Parfit Knight
The Parfit Knight
Price: £2.60

5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered, 10 Sep 2012
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This review is from: The Parfit Knight (Kindle Edition)
It is great that Stella Riley is reissuing her books and they are as good as I remembered. I spent the years from 10 to 16 reading my way through the historical novels of my local library and Stella Riley was always a favourite. Keep them coming please.


The Marigold Chain
The Marigold Chain
Price: £3.21

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back, 12 Jun 2012
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Welcome back Stella Riley - you have been sorely missed. I read your books avidly when a teenager and have spent fruitless hours as an adult trying to track down affordable second hand copies. Keep them coming. Can't wait for the next one.


Soulless: Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate
Soulless: Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate
by Gail Carriger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant escapist read, 1 Sep 2010
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Having read Stephanie Meyer and Charlaine Harris I was looking for something a little different in the vampire genre and this was perfect. Great fun, brilliant characters and a dash of romance. Well paced I greedily read it all in two days and have just ordered the other two books in the series. Alexia reminded me of Amelia Peabody the intrepid heroine in Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters - another good read.


Little Boy Lost (Persephone Classics)
Little Boy Lost (Persephone Classics)
by Marghanita Laski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.28

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of its time, 16 April 2009
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This is a great read - a real window on turbuletn post-war Europe and the physical and emotional scars left by the war. The story is plausible and well observed. The only minor criticism is that the end is a little contrived. Overall highly recommended as are all the books from this great publishing house.


The Wise Woman
The Wise Woman
by Philippa Gregory
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.51

53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly disappointing, 14 Feb 2005
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This review is from: The Wise Woman (Paperback)
I have read other Phillipa Gregory novels and really enjoyed them, especially The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool. Sadly this book was a real let down. The historical detail is interesting but the characters are dislikable and behave in a bizarre fashion most of the time. The main character, Alys and the male lead Hugo, frankly deserve each other as they are self obsessed and self destructive. The book is full of explicit sex scenes far more so than the other novels by this author which I have read. I was not shocked by this but felt they added little to the narrative and proved a poor compensation for unadequate character development.
I do like the work of Phillipa Gregory but would not recommend this particular novel. If you want a good story read The Other Boleyn Girl, The Respectable Trade or The Queen's Fool and give this one a miss.
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