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Terra (Terra 1)
Terra (Terra 1)
by Mitch Benn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 4 Oct 2013
This review is from: Terra (Terra 1) (Hardcover)
I had so much fun experiencing Terra's adventures. Great story and very well written. Really looking forward to reading the sequel.


Kikkerland Horizontal 4 by 6-Inch Photo Strip
Kikkerland Horizontal 4 by 6-Inch Photo Strip

1.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised, 6 Mar 2013
The picture shows a product made up of just landscape picture slots, but the actual product has a mix of landscape and portrait slots.


Paper Astronaut
Paper Astronaut
by Juliette Cezzar
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.58

3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely pictures, complicated designs, 30 Dec 2010
This review is from: Paper Astronaut (Paperback)
While the book is very pretty, and the fact that the models are all cut out for you already makes it a loss less fussy than other paper models we found that the instructions that came with the paper models (eg the space shuttle) were very sketchy, and didn't seem to make a great deal of sense and made it very difficult to assemble.


Belching Out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola
Belching Out the Devil: Global Adventures with Coca-Cola
by Mark Thomas
Edition: Paperback

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A view into the dark side of the sweet stuff, 29 Sep 2008
When Mark Thomas digs his teeth into something, it's rarely a comfortable experience, but always an enlightening one. In his search for the story behind one of the world's largest brands, Mark talks to farmers whose wells have dried up, workers sacked for daring to belong to a union, and many other people who have suffered because of Coca Cola and its subsidiaries.

A well researched, well written book that should be on the top of everyone's list. Particularly if, like me, you actually quite like Coke.


The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 8.79

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could use some pruning, 30 Nov 2004
I read this book because I had just read a short story prequal of the series in the book Legends and my curiosity was piqued. It's not a bad story really, although I got a bit frustrated with some of the characters' behaviour at times and this does improve as the main characters grow up a bit.
At the end of the day, it's a classic good versus evil fantasy story. You've got a bad guy and his evil minions, magic, sword fighting and in the middle of it all a bunch of young people who grew up in a village so small you could probably spit from one side to the other. There are some fantastic moments and characters in the stories with some great sub plots but on the downside, the series goes on forever and 7 long books into the series, I've given up on it for the time being although I will probably pick it up again eventually. The problem for me is that Robert Jordan seems to spend 1000 words saying what could be said in 300, the main character is possibly my least favourite character in the book and the stories seem to spend an awful lot of time with very little happening.


Stargazing: Memoirs of a Lighthouse Keeper
Stargazing: Memoirs of a Lighthouse Keeper
by Peter Hill
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stay up all night with this..., 30 Nov 2004
Ask nearly anyone who knows me and they will tell you of my lighthouse obsession. I've been in love with lighthouses for years now, and when I saw this book in the shop, I just had to get it. The book has been written in a fantastic style that makes the words flow off the page and into your head, a very easy read. The book is great as both a commentary of being a lighthouse keeper and as a commentary of the time when it was happening; peoples views on things like war and Watergate being shown as well.
The book really captured me, and I couldn't put it down.


Bedlam's Bard
Bedlam's Bard
by Mercedes Lackey
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.02

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy meets modern day, 30 Nov 2004
A fantastic story of fantasy meets modern day. It's got the magic, the sword fighting, the elves and the fantastic characters but it's set in a backdrop that everyone can relate to: the distruction of fields and woodland in order to create a shopping centre (with the additional motive that it could kill a lot of elves, but I don't want to give too much away). The main character, Eric, is really the kind of person who, although a great guy, makes so many mistakes and wrong moves that you want to pick him up and put him on the right path. This is one of his most endearing features, despite everything that happens, he's still human.


Maskerade: A Discworld Novel: 18
Maskerade: A Discworld Novel: 18
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.12

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got to love those witche, 30 Nov 2004
If you've already read some discworld novels, you've probably got a fair idea of what this is like.
If you haven't however you'll need to know a little bit about the Discworld itself. Once you understand the world, the things that happen on it start to make more sense. The Discworld is just that, a disc. It is carried on the backs of four elephants who in turn stand on the shell of the great star turtle "A'Tuin". The Discworld is a place that seems to hold itself together only by the shear force of the magic that is present there, and witches, wizards, trolls, dwarves, werewolves, zombies and lawyers can all co-exist (even if they don't like one another).
Maskerade is the story of two witches, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. Some might call them interfereing old busy bodies. Maskerade is also the story of Agnes Nitt, also known as Perdita X Dream, as she enters the world of opera. It's a kind of phantom of the opera story (bare in mind that I've never seen Phantom of the Opera). Favourite bits of this book would have to be Nanny Ogg's cooking, Agnes's voice, and Granny Weatherwax (one of my all time favourite discworld characters).


A Parrot in the Pepper Tree: A Sort of Sequel to Driving Over Lemons
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree: A Sort of Sequel to Driving Over Lemons
by Chris Stewart
Edition: Paperback

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, easy read., 30 Nov 2004
I recently read this book, which is a 'sort of sequel' to Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart, which I read a year or two ago and really enjoyed. Both of the books are great, they're comprised of a series of events, some stranger than other, that have happened to an 'optimist in Andalucia'.
There's nothing complicated about this book, it's just a really easy, enjoyable read about a different style of life. Highly reccomended.


The Travelling Horn Player
The Travelling Horn Player
by Barbara Trapido
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, in a different kind of way, 30 Nov 2004
This book, by Barbara Trapido, is one of a bag full of books I picked up a few months ago from library booksale. Since being up in Shrewsbury I've been working my way through the bag, and this has been one of my favourites.
The book follows the lives of a number of interconnected people as they go through various life changing experiences. The characters are all likeable (except for in the last few pages where I started shouting at one of them, but apart from that it's all good!) and the stories of these people are interesting and well thought through.


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