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The Passion of Artemisia
The Passion of Artemisia
by Susan Vreeland
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Talented, beautiful and brave beyond belief, 23 Aug. 2007
Artemisia is a beautiful and passionate woman - but her chief love is painting, not satisfying the social conventions of her time. She is driven by her talent and powerful feelings about being a woman in a male dominated society, creating ground-breaking masterpieces that lead to her eventual acceptance by the art establishment of her time. This is in spite of being raped, publicly tortured and humiliated, and betrayed by the men in her life. Her life and achievements were totally new to me, and I now find that the book is based on the true events of her life - although in reality she encountered even more tragedy than contained in the book. It is a beautifully written and compelling story, as Artemisia uses the suffering that she goes through to give more powerful expression to her paintings.


Playing with the Moon
Playing with the Moon
by Eliza Graham
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Coping with traumas, 19 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Playing with the Moon (Hardcover)
Two women, both coping with traumatic experiences, become drawn together when the body of an American GI is discovered on a Dorset beach. The book becomes more compelling as the tragedies haunting both women gradually unfold. The nature of their personal grief is overwhelming, but as their friendship becomes closer, they each draw strength from the other and are ultimately able to move forward. Although the book deals with tragedies, it does so in a gentle and ultimately positive way.


Heavenly Date And Other Flirtations
Heavenly Date And Other Flirtations
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short Stories with flair, 16 Aug. 2007
I bought this book on the off-chance, having begun to tire of the Ladies Detective agency series, and loved it. Each story has it's own set of characters facing their very different dilemmas. The short story genre seems to suit him as a writer - I don't miss the redbush tea, the little white van or indeed ladies being described as 'of a tradional build'. In fact, I'll go further - if you've begun to find the Mme R stories to be written in a patronising & formulaic style, do try these - each story will leave you thinking.


Rough Diamonds
Rough Diamonds
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good time Folk Rock, 16 Aug. 2007
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This review is from: Rough Diamonds (Audio CD)
Formed from some of the remnants of the original Lindisfarne, this was their third album. A mix of traditional & seventies folk rock songs, all played superbly. This is a digital re-mastering onto CD, and to me it's as great as ever - if you like your music with a dash of tongue in cheek humour, your vocals with a geordie accent & your folk music with a lively beat you won't be disappointed.


Stranger Than... - Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Stranger Than... - Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
by Jung Chang
Edition: Paperback

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful and thought-provoking, 9 Aug. 2007
I knew very little about life in China until I read this book, and found it by turns shocking, touching, disturbing but unputdownable. The impact of political change on the lives of individuals is told clearly and without sensationalism, although the events covered are powerful. This is an unforgettable book.


Maigret Sets a Trap (Penguin Modern Classics)
Maigret Sets a Trap (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Georges Simenon
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Crime fiction, 3 Aug. 2007
This revisits the time when policemen were essentially humane and perhaps saddened, but not wounded, by having to deal with the worst of humanity. It's quite cosy to read a crime novel where the surveillance officers set themselves up in cafes that happen to serve decent wine or beer & always make sure thay have a proper french lunch hour. Although written in the 1950's the writing is clear & without slang so doesn't seem dated - butcrime solving without DNA forensics gives a very different picture of detection.


Appleby House
Appleby House
by Sylvia Smith
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bed sit life isn't fun, 3 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Appleby House (Paperback)
Sylvia Smith writes her odinary tale of ordinary bedsit life & in doing so invokes all the dreadful housemates I've ever had or my friends have had. Yes, nothing happens; yes, it's petty details will drive you mad; yes, some of the characters are eccentric &/or unlikeable - but that's what bed sit life is like.


Sabrina Fludde
Sabrina Fludde
by Pauline Fisk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blend of fantasy and modern., 1 Aug. 2007
This review is from: Sabrina Fludde (Paperback)
A child drifting downstream comes to rest in Pengwen (a loosely disguised Shrewsbury). As she evolves a life for herself, she gradually discovers the ancient legend that has shaped her existence and tracks it down to its roots at the heart of the river. A fascinating blend of myth, modern life and the sense that destiny is sometimes shaped by bigger forces than we can know. Whether it's a tactful read in the wettest summer for years is another question....


Blessed Are The Cheesemakers
Blessed Are The Cheesemakers
by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy tale for adults, 1 Aug. 2007
Coolarney farm is home to two old cheesemakers, one with second sight. Together, they live a happy life, sheltering a succession of pregnant vegetarian single mothers who milk the cows to the accompaniment of the sound of music. When one day the curds taste wrong, they know that they must find a new cheese maker as one of them will die soon. Set alongside this a classic chic lit love story, and the ingredients are all there for a perfect summer read.


The Murders of Richard III
The Murders of Richard III
by Elizabeth Peters
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A set piece murder mystery with a humorous slant., 1 Aug. 2007
A no-nonsense handbag swinging american librarian attends a weekend houseparty made up of Ricardians - people who are dedicated to proving that Richard the third was innocent. The attendees enact roles of members of the dead king's court with varying degrees of appropriateness. As they begin to become victims of humiliating and dangerous attacks, the search to find out who is responsible becomes a race for time before tragedy can ensue.
This is similar in style to the Amelia Peabody stories, but I preferred it, largely because of the charcterisation.


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