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Head Over Heels in France: Falling in Love in the Lot
Head Over Heels in France: Falling in Love in the Lot
by Samantha Brick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All good, 19 April 2013
Refreshing, romantic, spontaneous, evocative, amusing, touching, human... What's not to like? And yes, I totally agree that it would make fantastic film material.


Fortysomething [DVD]
Fortysomething [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugh Laurie
Price: 8.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slightly offbeat. Very funny, 28 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Fortysomething [DVD] (DVD)
I'm a big Hugh Laurie fan and this didn't disappoint. The scene in the fishmongers with Stephen Fry in the second episode is absolutely hysterical. Shame there was never a second series...


Vitamin D Prescription: The Healing Power of the Sun & How It Can Save Your Life
Vitamin D Prescription: The Healing Power of the Sun & How It Can Save Your Life
Price: 1.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable!, 30 July 2012
This is a absolute wealth of information on the numerous and powerful benefits of the sun. Do away with the myth once and for all that the sun = danger - its healing and general well-being benefits have been sadly undermined for the past forty years.

Case studies and research are presented in an easy-to-read format. A must-have for anyone interested in staying healthy.


The Moment
The Moment
by Douglas Kennedy
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Find your form Kennedy, 3 Aug 2011
This review is from: The Moment (Paperback)
I am an avid fan of DK's earlier novels, but this is one is nauseating (the love bit), trite (ditto) and frankly, stressful (the young son bit). I also found the protagonists intensely irritating.

I gave up half way through as I was finding the whole experience thoroughly depressing.


Love in a Warm Climate: A Novel About the French Art of Love
Love in a Warm Climate: A Novel About the French Art of Love
by Helena Frith Powell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a glass of champagne, 16 Mar 2011
Bubbly, refreshing, moreish and a tiny bit decadent like a good glass of champagne. Read it for what it is; an amusing and well-written romp in the sun that doesn't take itself too seriously...


Petite Anglaise: In Paris, In Love, In Trouble
Petite Anglaise: In Paris, In Love, In Trouble
by Catherine Sanderson
Edition: Hardcover

23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably well written but parts made my blood run cold, 7 Sep 2008
I picked up this book fully expecting to identify and like Catherine, being a 'Petite Anglaise' in France myself. After a few chapters I realised that the similarity ended there.

While I admit that it's quite well written (if a little stilted and pompous in parts), the book just fails to deliver on any sort of 'feelgood' factor that its pink cover might suggest. Catherine comes across as totally and utterly self-absorbed and lacking in any sort of humour or sense of irony. Frankly, it hardly seems surprising that she experiences a number of failed relationships.

The description of her reaction (read hissy fit) when her ex can't make it to pick up their daughter on a Friday night and she therefore has to forfeit her night out made my blood run cold. I have a child of roughly the same age and cannot for the life of me imagine such a reaction to 'being stuck in babysitting again'.

All in all I found the book utterly depressing.


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