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Coming of Age
Coming of Age
by Valerie Mendes
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!, 24 Jun 2006
This review is from: Coming of Age (Hardcover)
This has a gripping and moving storyline and it it is a wonderful read not only because of the accuracy when describing an adolecents emotions but also because of the fast paced yet powerful storyline I am a BIG fan of Valerie Mendes.


Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin)
Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin)
by Hergé
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.79

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tintin in Tibet, 30 April 2006
This is a touching story, which manages to balance a combination of emotion, magic -even if captain Haddock didn't seem to think so!- and subtle humour, its a real classic!


The Castafiore Emerald (The Adventures of Tintin)
The Castafiore Emerald (The Adventures of Tintin)
by Hergé
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.68

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tintin and the Castafiore Emerald, 30 April 2006
This story makes up in humour and charm what it lacks in action and danger. It starts with Tintin and captain Haddock at Marlinspike hall, then captain Haddock invites gypsies to camp on his land, due to the poor condition of there current dwellings, then sprains his leg falling down the grand marble staircase at Marlinspike hall and therefore is unable to escape when he and Tintin are visited by the dynamic Bianca Castafiore a famous Italien opera singer a friend of Tintin who in Tintin and haddocks opinion is better in small doses... anyway once she comes to stay, she brings as a gift to the unwilling Captain Haddock an irritating parrot who causes general exasperation and provokes violent intents (captain Haddock),

Things come to a head in the story when when the opera singers most prize jewel; her emerald goes missing thus blame is immediately insued on to the nearby gypsies.. the plot however is livened up with small touches like, bianca castafiore's disability to get Captain Haddocks name right, the newspapers inventing an engagement between Haddock and castafiore, as well as the usual jokes like proffessor Calculus deafness, Thompson and Thomson's attempt to solve the jewel mystery...this is a wonderful story-one of herges funniest!


The Broken Ear (The Adventures of Tintin)
The Broken Ear (The Adventures of Tintin)
by Hergé
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.62

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tintin and the broken ear, 30 April 2006
The storyline of theis book is both very action packed and exciting but still manages to find room for a few jokes, it starts with A fetish being stolen from a museum and then mysteriously being replaced with a fake, and as with most Tintin stories he travels long distances (spain this time) to recover it, and places great personal risk upon himself and along the way meeting a new friend (general Alcazar) and being arrested and nearly shot sevaral times eventually he discovers the wild Arumbaya tribe and meeting and old scientist missing and presumed dead years ago, all the while being chased and chasing two spanish criminals but in the end (as always) he reaps his reward and the original fetish is returned in less than perfect condition... to the museum- this story is a must have for any Tintin collector and definately one of Herges better books in regard to the artwork.


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