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The Sunrise
The Sunrise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book., 20 Nov 2014
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Having spent several years in Cyprus in the 1980s, when Famagusta was still a closed off, fascinating area of ruins behind barbed wire, it was very interesting to read about the cataclysmic change in the lives of the inhabitants of the deserted city very close to the tourist resorts in Fig Tree Bay. Unputdownable story which I will read again. Recommended.


One Pair of Feet: The Entertaining Memoirs of a Young Nurse During World War II: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC Book 108)
One Pair of Feet: The Entertaining Memoirs of a Young Nurse During World War II: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC Book 108)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nursing laid bare., 10 Nov 2014
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Forget the nostalgia, this book tells it like it is. The sheer hard slog, lack of sleep, poor food & tyrannical Sisters make you wonder why anyone ever became a nurse, but Monica Dickens somehow finds the humour behind the tiredness to make this book very interesting. A good read.


The One You Really Want
The One You Really Want
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best., 4 Nov 2014
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I've read several Jill Mansell books and thoroughly enjoyed them, but this one is very predictable & bit boring. Not one to keep.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 31 Oct 2014
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Meticulous research & a thorough knowledge of the Russian hierarchy make for another great book by Frederick Forsyth. Enjoyable from start to finish. Recommended.


One Pair of Hands: From Upstairs to Downstairs, in this charming 1930s memoir
One Pair of Hands: From Upstairs to Downstairs, in this charming 1930s memoir
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5.0 out of 5 stars A super book by Monica Dickens., 23 Oct 2014
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A well-educated but bored young lady decides to earn her living by becoming a servant, working for various families as a cook & cleaner. This hilarious book is the result; Plover is a masterpiece, & the tales of pre-war kitchen woes & the amorous vacuum cleaner salesman are priceless. Thank heaven for progress!


Icons of England
Icons of England
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5.0 out of 5 stars An anthology., 16 Oct 2014
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This book is not what I expected. If it says "by Bill Bryson" on the cover, not unnaturally one would expect it to be by Bill Bryson. In fact it's a collection of thoughts & remembrances about bits of England that appeal to different people & why, & it's really quite interesting what people feel the need to share with a complete stranger. Having said that, I really enjoyed the cricket story & would have liked a bit more on the Lincolnshire airfields, but as I live in Lincolnshire that's hardly surprising! A book to dip into, mildly entertaining in parts, but not one to keep forever.


Cotillion
Cotillion
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Georgette Heyer., 9 Oct 2014
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I have been a fan of Georgette Heyer's Regency Romances for more years than I care to remember and have read them all many times, but this one is my very favourite. It is light-hearted & funny, the good guy gets the girl eventually & Freddy is the most unlikely hero of them all. A great pool-side or bedtime book, undemanding & entertaining. Recommended.


Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story
Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story
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4.0 out of 5 stars A catalogued life., 2 Oct 2014
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Every second of every day in the life of this young man seems to have been catalogued by this author. No wonder he had a complex about the media. And yet I read it with interest, right to the end in every sense. His death was a tragedy for himself, his sister and wider family, and for his in-laws, who lost two daughters that day. They are surely the most unlucky family in history, whose untold wealth could not save them to live their lives. A sad, sad story.


Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey
Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey
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3.0 out of 5 stars A strange book., 12 Sep 2014
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Four strangers tell each other their life stories whilst on a train from Edinburgh to London. Very different lives, lived in different countries, told in an odd, disconnected way. I will probably not read this book again.


The Long Ride Home: The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life
The Long Ride Home: The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life
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5.0 out of 5 stars The healing continues., 21 Aug 2014
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The continuing healing of autistic Rowan makes a wonderful tale of the love Rupert & Kristen have for their boy, special in every way. This book takes the reader to a place of hope & inspiration, with gratitude that at last a way has been found to help children so badly affected through no fault of their own. When those who scoff at shamanism and natural healing understand that they know nothing, maybe this world will be a better place for all of us. Recommended.


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