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No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case)
No Man's Nightingale: (A Wexford Case)
by Ruth Rendell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.14

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor research and poor editing, 12 April 2014
An interesting tale and good to see Wexford still sharp and intuitive.
However, Rendell - or her editors - should make sure of the facts. The Church of England's Alternative Service book was replaced by Common Worship in 2000; a new vicar would never move into his vicarage and start taking services the very next day.
Minor points, but makes one wonder how much of her other information would really stand up.
PD James would never make these mistakes!
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Three Men and a Quote by Ken McEwan, John Dowling and Philip Elms
Three Men and a Quote by Ken McEwan, John Dowling and Philip Elms
Price: £2.58

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bitter-sweet, 14 Oct 2012
The demise of the local paper is yet another blow to community cohesion in today's world. At a time when the standards of the (national) Press are under close scrutiny, Dowling, Elms and McEwan paint a picture of an industry in which it is possible to serve the community for small fiscal reward but with the satisfaction of a useful job done with integrity. Their book is a three-way account of what it's like to work for the paper in the community in which you live; the characters, the situations, the highs and the lows, and the thrill that comes from knowing you've made a difference.
There's hilarity, sadness and the humdrum - as they say in the trade, "all human life is here."
Follow our three in their pursuit of all the local news that's fit to print - it's a brilliant read and a fitting tribute to the great institution which is the local paper.

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