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The Good Enough Mother
The Good Enough Mother
by Anoushka Beazley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Chick-Lit with a lovely twist, 12 July 2016
This review is from: The Good Enough Mother (Paperback)
The very idea that beneath something so comfortable and familiar as suburban family life could live a dark underbelly of revenge, resentment and black comedy crime really appealed to me with this book. It comes on like something you may want to glide through on autopilot but then BANG: you’re hit with the dark and often comic behaviour of Drea, our stepmother on the loose. She does all those things you may have only thought about doing when feeling resentful in a world of compare and despair on the school run. And you love her for it.

Another great arc to the story is the growth of her character emotionally through the book and by the end you get a real feeling that through thorough investigation of her darker feelings about the world going past her window she really has become a stronger and more in-touch human being and a mother.

There are some very hilarious moments when Drea finds herself at odds with the local police force, the gaggle of Range Rover mums she deals with every day on her trips to and from school and even her string of therapists.

A great book which makes some really refreshing moves away from the bog standard chick-lit path and keeps you guessing what on earth Drea will do next.


AUKEY Bluetooth Receiver Portable Wireless Audio Adapter with 3.5 mm Stereo Output Music Streaming Receiver, Hands Free Calling for Home Audio Car Sound System Bluetooth Car Kits (BR-C1, Black)
AUKEY Bluetooth Receiver Portable Wireless Audio Adapter with 3.5 mm Stereo Output Music Streaming Receiver, Hands Free Calling for Home Audio Car Sound System Bluetooth Car Kits (BR-C1, Black)
Offered by AukeyDirect
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars perfect solution, 12 Aug. 2015
Incredible small unit perfectly formed and brilliant for its purpose. Charge lasts ages too.


Goon
Goon
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of 2015's great albums, 19 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: Goon (Audio CD)
Incredible songs and voice.


Anker PowerCore+ mini (3350mAh Premium Aluminum Portable Charger) Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and More (Black)
Anker PowerCore+ mini (3350mAh Premium Aluminum Portable Charger) Lipstick-Sized External Battery Power Bank for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 / mini 3, Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and More (Black)

5.0 out of 5 stars Ultra useful and reliable, 19 Jun. 2015
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I love these. I bought one for myself and one for my wife. It gives me around 2-3 charges for my iPhone 5 and is a brilliant size and shape so can slip into a pocket on a night out. Helpful to use it with a short lead too for ultra convenience. Highly recommended


When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin
When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin
by Mick Wall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wild ride, 16 Nov. 2013
A brilliantly put together book telling the story of a rock n roll behemoth.

Even the rather strange italic 'from the point of view of' sections start becoming an integral part of the journey as you progress through the book.

It certainly made me go back and listen to those albums again with a slightly different, more informed, set of ears.


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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ***** Excellent Resource, 29 May 2012
Just ordered this book for my wife as she has been thinking about starting a home cake decorating business for some time but couldn't quite figure out what to do first. This book is an excellent resource - it not only covers all the official and business stuff she needs to consider, but it also made her really think about what she was capable of, what she wanted from running a business and how to make the business fit in with family life etc. There were lots of fantastic resources - Templates for Terms & Conditions, Contracts, Invoices etc plus detailed information on food hygiene laws and what needs to consider and look into to legally work from home, and tons of other really useful information about taking orders and working with customers. The section on marketing on promoting her business when it's ready was really up to date and covered things like websites, selling and taking orders and payments online, right through to using facebook and twitter to reach customers. All stuff she was really unclear about before. She was initially daunted, thinking there would be tons of rules and regulations that would make baking from home difficult, but this book has broken it down into easy bite-sized chunks and now she's raring to go ! Definitely a 5***** from us. Now I'm looking forward to the extra cash she'll soon be bringing home !!


Ecozone Moonlight, Energy saving LED Night Light, 3 year guarantee, costs less than 1p per week continuously on
Ecozone Moonlight, Energy saving LED Night Light, 3 year guarantee, costs less than 1p per week continuously on

5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, simple and very effective, 10 May 2012
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We had an old-skool bulb night light for a couple of years before it stopped working. It was pretty effective but obviously ate electricity and was only going to last as long as the bulbs inside.

The Ecozone Night Light casts exactly the right mood and amount of light into our corridor to save us turning the main light son and off in the middle of the night. It's mellow blue is great during the night. Not too harsh but enough to light the way. It also ooks like the sort of well designed product that will last forever.


The Rough Guide to Sardinia (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
The Rough Guide to Sardinia (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
by Robert Andrews
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great help on a foreign isle, 9 July 2009
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the worst thing about Sardinia when we were there was the hotel. which is pretty much the only thing we didn't find in the rough guide. with the guide as our, er, guide, all things discovered were wonderful.

i tend to use time out guides for cities and rough guides for countries & islands. the RG to Sardinia was great for finding those beautiful undiscovered beaches and excellent restaurants full of locals.


Good Old Boys
Good Old Boys
Offered by dutchtoni
Price: £28.44

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliance, pure brilliance, 8 Aug. 2002
This review is from: Good Old Boys (Audio CD)
If you're planning on enjoying some brilliantly crafted classic songs jam-packed with humourous social commentary then 'Good Old Boys' is one of the best places to start looking. This album is a beautiful masterpiece full of tunes that will fill your head and words that will either make you cry or smile.
Take the wonderfully satirical opener 'Rednecks'. Newman's initial doorway to the American South to which the album owes such inspiration. Here the album is packaged alongside the original album of demos Newman set out for the record called 'Johnny Cutler's Birthday'. On this gem of a bonus CD the writer talks and walks us through the concept of the record and describes sights, sounds and atmosphere's of the places he can imagine being the perfect backdrop to his songs.
Dive into the deliciously pretty 'Marie', swim around in the country bop of 'Back On My Feet Again' and float through vivid social imagery of 'Birmingham' and 'Rednecks'. This album is special and manages to capture a true talent at it's peak.
The album features Newman's own orchestral arrangements showing that his bow is perhaps too small for the number of strings he has.
Well worth having in your collection. With this, 'Sail Away' and 'Little Criminal' you'll have everything you need to know about classic intelligent songwriting!


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