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The Quest
The Quest
by Wilbur Smith
Edition: Hardcover

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enough, 18 April 2007
This review is from: The Quest (Hardcover)
Wilbur Smith is the consummate story teller. I have read every word he has ever written, but the Egyptian series is my favourite. The physically flawed Taita is a wonderful hero. A, "how to succeed against all odds" type.I reserved a day for this book and set to devour it with a passion.The story telling is excellent, the characters are, as usual, superb. The countryside descriptions sweep you into ancient Africa with the first chapter. Stunning! Any Taita fan just has to read it. But please, it has to end here. I lost the Taita I loved soon after his regeneration. A different character remains.I remain uncomfortable with the fairytale of Taita and Fenn searching for the font of everlasting life for the benefit of Pharoah Nefer-Seti. Having said that - I had to read it , and anyone enjoying the series so far will need to do the same.


Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo
by Rod Campbell
Edition: Board book

67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little fingers, 23 Feb 2007
This review is from: Dear Zoo (Board book)
What a find! A tough, sturdy board book with flaps requiring different skills. The content absorbs my [...], very active grandson totally, something which few books can do at this stage. The text can be used at different levels from simple animal noises up to story involvement. A clever, interactive, pop-up, which I would highly recommend for little fingers.


Blue Shoes And Happiness (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Vol-7)
Blue Shoes And Happiness (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Vol-7)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars winter blues, 23 Feb 2007
Dreary winter? Feeling low? Seasonal angst? I prescribe the next No 1 Ladies detective Agency.

For a few short hours, this book wraps around and warms you with wonderful descriptions of life in Botswana. McCall Smith evokes a peaceful, satisfying environment in a few well-chosen words. This book, like the others, stands alone, and can be read with no previous knowledge. But, be warned - read this and the others will have to be read too. Even better accompanied by a cup of redbush tea!


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