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A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters
A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters
by Travis Elborough
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A year's worth of reading, 12 Jan 2014
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Bought this as a gift for a Londoner who is reading it a day at a time and finding fascinating tidbits and amusement every day. Not many gifts get appreciated for a whole year!


Self-publish With Integrity: Define Success in Your Own Terms and then Achieve it
Self-publish With Integrity: Define Success in Your Own Terms and then Achieve it
Price: 1.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful advice, 12 Jan 2014
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Plenty of people are giving advice on how to self-publish. Dan Holloway's book is different because it makes you stop and consider so you're sure you're not following a path more suited a different author. Reading this encouraged me to make my writing as good as possible, where the definition of 'good' is entirely suited to me. I'd recommend this book to any writers as well as those considering self-publishing.


Pigeonwings (Clovenhoof Book 2)
Pigeonwings (Clovenhoof Book 2)
Price: 2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and funny, 11 Oct 2013
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What I enjoyed about most this story wasn't the set up (fantastically surreal) or even the jokes (hilarious); this book has a compelling plot which builds to a fab resolution. Looking forward to the next in this series.


The Humans
The Humans
Price: 2.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful and charming, 11 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Humans (Kindle Edition)
Sensitivity and humour wrapped around a great story. I've read others by Matt Haig but this is my favourite. Highly recommended.


The Father of Locks
The Father of Locks
by Andrew Killeen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Historical mystery at its most exotic and dramatic, 7 Jan 2013
This review is from: The Father of Locks (Paperback)
This is a book which has it all: crime, romance, adventure, friendship, superstition, politics, humour and thrills. There are stories within stories and unforgettably colourful characters. I was initially put off by the gory cover image and the fact I knew nothing about the historical period/location in which the story is set (medieval Baghdad) but within a few pages I was hooked and happy to be carried along by the action. It's one of those stories which leave you with vivid images and more knowledgeable than before. I enjoyed it so much I moved straight on to its sequel, The Khalifah's Mirror, for more.


In Other Hands
In Other Hands
Price: 1.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, 4 Dec 2012
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This review is from: In Other Hands (Kindle Edition)
This cleverly plotted story of strangers who are more closely linked than they think kept me hooked. As a Brummie, I loved how the setting was used in a totally believable way, but you don't need to be familiar with the city to enjoy this story. There's enough mystery and intrigue to make sure you have to read to the end to uncover all the connections and the ending is very satisfying. Criminal pasts, online role-playing and urban foxes are all thrown into the mix and I found all 5 of the characters engaging. Recommended.


Clovenhoof
Clovenhoof
Price: 2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sympathy for the devil, 4 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Clovenhoof (Kindle Edition)
Having suffered bureaucratic workplaces, I loved how this story satirised procedure and hierarchy in the ultimate organisations - heaven and hell - with laugh out loud jokes along the way. The concept of the devil being sacked and exiled to Sutton Coldfield is a great set up to poke fun at almost everything and the story of his attempts to get his job back and integrate with the locals is very entertaining.

The 'fish out of water' concept and style of writing put me in mind of The Hitch-hikers' Guide to the Galaxy. If you like your humour irreverent, you'll like this.


A Half Forgotten Song
A Half Forgotten Song
by Katherine Webb
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.74

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing entertainment, 29 Oct 2012
This review is from: A Half Forgotten Song (Hardcover)
I really enjoyed this story of the fall out from an artist's sojourn in Dorset. Evocatively written settings from the wind battering remote English cottages to the chaos and heat of Fez in Morocco provide a great backdrop to events and characters which intrigue the reader. Most of the story unfolds in the present day, but what happened in the past is an influence which can't be forgotten. The plot builds to a gripping finale, drawing its varied strands together in a conclusion I certainly didn't see coming.


The Lighthouse (SALT MODERN FICTION)
The Lighthouse (SALT MODERN FICTION)
by Alison Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking and moving, 18 Oct 2012
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Alison Moore's careful prose captures the awkwardness of her main character perfectly. This isn't a comfortable read, but it's an engrossing one and the story leaves you thinking.


Yaktrax Walker Traction Device Small
Yaktrax Walker Traction Device Small
Offered by Active Outdoors
Price: 9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!, 10 Feb 2012
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Highly recommend these as they worked so well today. Gripped surfaces my car tyres didn't. Speedy delivery too.
Ladies size 6 = small Yaktrax so the sizing must be unisex.


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