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The Hearing Trumpet (Penguin Classics)
The Hearing Trumpet (Penguin Classics)
by Leonora Carrington
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew about this fabulous book!, 12 April 2014
I read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at age 6, it has taken me to reach 60 before I discovered this book. How lucky! Better than any mind-altering drugs I may or may not have taken in the sixties.


The Prince's Pen (Mabinogion Series)
The Prince's Pen (Mabinogion Series)
by Horatio Clare
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars how long before the film?, 22 Mar 2012
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Read this book yesterday and went to hear the author speak about his work today. This is an effortless read but that doesn't mean it is without substance. It is an absolutely fabulous re-working of the Welsh myth. The author is passionate and that certainly shows in this novella.


Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
by Andy Stanton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars absolutly brillo's, 4 April 2009
oooooooh sooooooo goooooood
do you like bears? do you like Mr Gum books? This author has got it (whatever it is) f a b u l o u s!


Monopoly (PS3)
Monopoly (PS3)
Offered by Global Xpress
Price: 22.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars may soon get "bored" with this game, 15 Feb 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Monopoly (PS3) (Video Game)
Having used the PC version of Monopoly for more years than I care to remember I purchased this version in the hope of more competive "non-human" players. This was not the case, in fact they are rubbish! The option of the "Richest" game is however novel. Not value for money but the graphics are good.


Sea Legs
Sea Legs
by Alex Shearer
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fast becoming an Alex Shearer fan, 10 Sep 2008
This review is from: Sea Legs (Paperback)
Parents can't afford a cruise? then read this book kids. You get all the details of what to expect from luxury travel with great jokes and fast narrative. Smooth read with all the trimmings. Pipe me aboard!


Castle Diary
Castle Diary
by Richard Platt
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting extra for junior Medieval Fans, 27 Jan 2008
This review is from: Castle Diary (Paperback)
The format and language leads me to think that this book would best be used in the classroom as a study aid. If, however, you have a child fascinated by knights and castles this would make a good "little something extra".


Tins (New Windmills)
Tins (New Windmills)
by Alex Shearer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What an interesting subject for a story, 1 Dec 2007
This review is from: Tins (New Windmills) (Hardcover)
My mother had a knack for knowing what was in a tin with no label; this story takes it to another level. Intriguing easy read for 10+ readers with a "Dahl-esque" ending. Open "Tins" you know you want to.


Cat O'Nine Tails (Cat Royal)
Cat O'Nine Tails (Cat Royal)
by Julia Golding
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get back to a girl's adventure story., 28 Nov 2007
Gripping storyline set in historical context. Press-ganged, Cat Royal storms across the Atlantic in a bid to "right a wrong". Cat's a match for any male hero. Occassional tender romantic elements not over played or in appropriate. One star rating off five only because the style of language used demands a confident and able reader. Hats off to Cat!


The Gospel According to Larry
The Gospel According to Larry
by Janet Tashjian
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a spooky thing must have made me choose to read this book, 18 April 2006
I work in a community library, and just before the Easter break I choose to read this book. It was intriguing. Had I heard of Larry or not? I had heard of Walden (referred to in the Ellen Show) and I think that unless UK teenagers have some grasp of American popular culture they may not get as much from this worthy book as they might. Also you need more than the Life of Brian portrayal of the story of Christ to pick up on all the nuances. Having done with all the boring blab this is a real quality quick read. I will be designing a meaningful tee-shirt, dejunking my life and continuing my small efforts to save the planet.


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