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The Wine of Angels (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES)
The Wine of Angels (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES)
Price: 3.79

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best series of books i've ever read, 21 April 2011
Have read each and every one of his books as they were published. Many years down the line I feel that the core characters are old friends. Fantastic to see this in kindle format and hope this brings his work to a wider audience. Phil Rickman is a great teller of tales which can unexpectedly raise the hairs on the back of your neck. If you like well rounded characterisation, crime novels, and suspense with a supernatural undertone give this a try.


Knitting: From 17th Century Scotland To 21st Century Passion
Knitting: From 17th Century Scotland To 21st Century Passion

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time - don't bother!, 27 Dec 2010
If you know even a small amount about knitting there is very little, if any, new information. In fact there are some parts where the writer exhibits clear lack of knowledge about the history of knitting. The section headings are illogically laid out and much of the information is not in the correct section - it rambles horribly and jumps about all over the place. Worst of all is the dreadful grammar - the tenses are consistently wrong. This is badly researched, badly written and clearly completely unedited or checked by another party. Avoid.


George's Secret Key to the Universe
George's Secret Key to the Universe
by Lucy Hawking
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read for 8-12's!, 7 Mar 2010
My 9 year old is very resistant to books - although a good reader he'd rather be on the computer! - but this book grabbed his attention right from the start. The story was simple but well constructed and full of interesting details with delightful characters that my son, who has mild ASD, could understand. The eponymous hero is bright and curious, constantly asking questions (just like my boy!) and all his questions are answered clearly, concisely and simply, without talking down to him.

Since reading the book, and it's follow on volume, my son now has enormous enthusiasm for information about the universe and our place in it and also seems to have begun to understand that the motivation of characters in books and people in real life should be deciphered not just from their exact words but also from their intonation, past behaviour and subsequent actions.

At the age of three he asked me "What is above the sky?" and now someone has been able to explain both the universe and the nature of friendship to him. I really can't praise this book enough!! Thank you, Lucy!


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