Profile for oxfordlyra > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by oxfordlyra
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,039,158
Helpful Votes: 3

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by

Page: 1
Glasshopper (Myriad Editions)
Glasshopper (Myriad Editions)
by Isabel Ashdown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Totally Engaging Read, 14 May 2011
Sad, thought-provoking and funny, Glasshopper is a brilliant debut novel that is impossible to put down. I defy anyone not to be drawn into the world of Jake as he struggles with adolescence, the breakdown of his family and his mother's spiralling descent into alcoholism. Isabel Ashdown seamlessly weaves back and forth in time to explore the complexities and hidden secrets of the family, with characters that are finely wrought and totally believable. Ashdown has a lightness of touch and the voice of Jake is convincing and engaging. The ending is heart-breaking and resonant and will remain with you long after you have read the final page.

A confident and sure-footed debut - I am certain that there are many readers eagerly anticipating Isabel Ashdown's next novel, Hurry Up and Wait.

Julie Singleton

1001 Walks in Britain (Walking Guides)
1001 Walks in Britain (Walking Guides)
by Automobile Association
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, 27 Jun. 2010
1001 Walks in Britain (Walking Guides)

Great buy. V informative and beautifully presented. An idea present for a keen walker - this was bought as a leaving present and the recipient was thrilled.

Page: 1