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Loving, Living, Party Going
Loving, Living, Party Going
by Henry Green
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor quality edition, 31 Aug 2013
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My comments and rating are not on the content of the book but on the edition.

The Vintage paperback edition is very poor quality - it is printed on cheap, thin paper and the text has been printed at an angle on the page so that the lines are on a slope up from left to right.

This is the second Vintage Classics paperback I have bought recently and the other was also a shoddy edition. I shall try to avoid the imprint in future.

Sony-Ericsson K800 CST-75
Sony-Ericsson K800 CST-75
Offered by Gadgetsonline
Price: £2.45

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap imitation of Sony charger, 20 Nov 2007
This was not a Sony charger, despite the description, and broke when I first used it.

More Than Love Letters
More Than Love Letters
by Rosy Thornton
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An original and entertaining novel, 8 Nov 2006
This review is from: More Than Love Letters (Hardcover)
I loved this novel - it's a unique mixture of high comedy, political satire, social commentary and real sadness with a tender romance thrown in - and all in letter format.

Many of the letters had me laughing out loud, particularly the email correspondence between Margaret, the heroine, and her friend Becs and the slightly unhinged letters that Margaret fires off to her MP. But it's not all laughter and I found the treatment of some of the more serious issues, such as political asylum and mental health problems, both sensitive and telling.

The heroine, Margaret, is refreshingly idealistic and other-worldly; the hero, Richard, is a convincing world-weary politician who's spinning so fast he doesn't know which way is up any longer; and there's a large supporting cast of memorable and well-drawn characters that most people will recognise.

A really enjoyable read and a book I will probably give to friends for Christmas.

Decent Exposure (Little Black Dress)
Decent Exposure (Little Black Dress)
by Phillipa Ashley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly entertaining read, 13 Oct 2006
On the surface this is a light-hearted, enjoyable read, perfect for your holiday in the Lakes, but there's more to it than that. Emma organises a nude calendar shoot to raise money for the mountain rescue team and in doing so meets the handsome Will Tennant, Mr July. These two apparently confident, beautiful people seem to have everything going for them and yet they each carry emotional scars from previous relationships which prevent them from opening up to each other. The title, Decent Exposure, is particularly appropriate: you have the physical exposure of the nude calendar, the danger of a different sort of physical exposure from the unpredictable Lakeland weather and the fear of emotional exposure which holds the protagonists back from opening up to each other.

Before they can get to where they want to be, you're taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions and plot twists and turns, including a convincingly stomach-churning account of abseiling down a sheer rock face (you may want to skip this bit if you suffer from vertigo).

It's well written, often very funny and very warm-hearted.

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