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ONLY BANDIT PU BIKER NOOS, Women's Leather, Black (Black C-N10), 10 UK (38 EU)
ONLY BANDIT PU BIKER NOOS, Women's Leather, Black (Black C-N10), 10 UK (38 EU)
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mine has just arrived and I can confirm it is a perfect 10, fits exactly as expected for size 10, 15 April 2016
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There's been some debate on here on the sizing of this jacket. Well...mine has just arrived and I can confirm it is a perfect 10, fits exactly as expected for size 10!
Love it too...soft, stylish and very good value.


A Country Suite
A Country Suite

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to drift away to...., 11 Jun. 2014
This review is from: A Country Suite (Audio CD)
If you are looking for music to take you out of your stressed existence and into the idyllic countryside of your dreams, this is it. The talented Fiona Bennett's playing and composing skills are evident throughout. Settle back and relax. Simply gorgeous.


The diary of a single parent abroad
The diary of a single parent abroad
Price: £3.30

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest, funny, intelligent and utterly absorbing, 15 Jan. 2014
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Dreaming of a new life in rural Italy? Imagining yourself drifting around, wine glass in hand, nothing to worry about other than the occasional tardiness of Italian builders?

Take off those rose tinted spectacles and read Jill Pennington's book. Jill tells it exactly how it is, with an honesty and uninhibited style that's as refreshingly different as it is engaging. The trials and tribulations described are at times unique to the author, at times similar to those any of us might experience, but the telling of them is never less than absorbing. There are times when you wonder how the author can keep going, so tough her life becomes, but keep going she does. And, she makes you laugh out loud in the process with a sharply defined and irreverent sense of humour. And, tellingly, in spite of the difficulties, Jill's abiding love of Italy shines through every line. There's 'No Going Back' for this lady!

Intelligently written and holding nothing back,this is a tale for those expats, 'would be' expats and travel lit lovers who have grown bored with the usual 'I moved abroad' fare. For me, this is among the best of its genre. The book in its current form does have a few type errors but these will, I am sure, be corrected in an edited version soon and in no way detracted from my enjoyment.

I look forward to a sequel.
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Iron Fist Women's Siesta Skull Fugg Black Pull On Boots Iflfug10479F12 6 UK
Iron Fist Women's Siesta Skull Fugg Black Pull On Boots Iflfug10479F12 6 UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Great boots, great service, 11 Sept. 2013
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These are just what I was looking for...wearing them as I type! A fair price for a good product that's exactly as described. Delivered quickly too.


Is that Billinge Lump? (Sell the Pig series Book 2)
Is that Billinge Lump? (Sell the Pig series Book 2)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm hearted and sharply wrtten, 11 Sept. 2013
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If warm hearted and sharply written sound like unlikely bedmates, think again. 'Is that the Billinge Lump?' is both. The redoubtable Tottie Limejuice, whose literary skills have been honed over a lifetime of writing in various settings and personnae, makes the ideal guide as you venture with her into the unknown territory of a new life in rural France. Informative yet never intrusive, the author simply takes you by the hand and makes you live it all alongside her. The cast of real life characters who come along for the ride are believeable, hilarious and tragic in turns, as are the events that take place. At once gentle yet gripping, I defy you to put this down before The End.
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The Veil
The Veil
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and well crafted, 1 Nov. 2012
This review is from: The Veil (Kindle Edition)
Having read Jerry Ibbotson's earlier book, Chosen, and enjoyed it, I was really looking forward to reading The Veil. It did not disappoint. In fact, it's even better. Ibbotson's writing has developed, as has his plotting. The Veil grabbed me immediately and drew me right into its world. The main characters are believable and likeable, and the setting is so real you can inhabit it. I know villages like Henchcombe, and in these villages nothing is ever quite as it appears to be at first glance. The fantasy is juxtaposed with reality, and it works. Equally, the dark essence of the story is lightened by flashes of engaging humour, also evoking real life.
I'm not going to tell you the story. Read it for yourself. What I will tell you is that it's gripping, well written and a damn good read. Does any book need more?


Chosen
Chosen
by Jerry Ibbotson
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly compelling, 26 April 2011
This review is from: Chosen (Paperback)
Chosen, by Jerry Ibbotson, is simply one of the most compelling books I have read this year. When I first read the blurb, I wasn't sure it would be for me, but decided to give it a go, and I am so glad I did, because I have found a new author whose voice is definitely worth hearing.
I read the book on my computer in Kindle form (although it is also available in paperback) and I simply could not move away from my computer until I had devoured the last word. Ibbotson seamlessly weaves fantasy, spirituality, thrilling adventure and the mundane into a tale that takes the reader by the hand into a whole new world and refuses to let go. The writing style is fairly simplistic yet intelligent and vivid, the characters believable and the plot both complex and easy to follow, which is quite a feat! The moral/spiritual elements of the book are so well done that they are never 'in your face' or hard to swallow, and are uplifting in the manner of Richard Bach rather than pushing religion. The message that 'love conquers all' is the essence of the tale, but the tension is as gripping and the adventures are as exciting as in any thriller I have read.
I would like to echo the comments by other reviewers in that this book will not just appeal to fantasy fans, or fans of morality tales, or any single genre. Anyone who wants to read an utterly compelling novel will love Chosen.
I found myself thinking about the book long after finishing the final word, and, having read the taster chapters on his website of his new novel, The Veil, I will certainly be buying the next book by Mr. Ibbotson.


The Valley of Heaven and Hell - Cycling in the Shadow of Marie-Antoinette
The Valley of Heaven and Hell - Cycling in the Shadow of Marie-Antoinette

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh, cry, learn...but above all, enjoy!, 20 April 2011
The Valley of Heaven and Hell,( Cycling in the shadow of Marie Antoinette) by Susie Kelly.

Author Susie Kelly does it again. This is a book that, characteristically for Ms. Kelly, blends historical, cultural and geographical fact with an hilarious account of a very modern expedition. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Queen of France, Susie and her husband Terry attempt to do their historical research by bicycle...no mean feat for an untrained cyclist, especially in the crazy streets of Paris!
I won't tell you the story(you need to read it for yourself, believe me) but what I will say is that this is a book to cherish. Prepare to learn things you never dreamed of knowing, to laugh, to cry, to empathise (with Susie's physical discomforts as much as with Marie Antoinette's tragedy!) and above all, to enjoy this trip around the France of yesterday and also of today from the comfort of your armchair...or deckchair, should you be lucky with the weather while reading! Ms. Kelly's easy writing style is accessible to all, her descriptions vivid, her observations sharp and her wit and wisdom as engaging as ever.
There are a million and one reasons to read this book. Read it if you love France, if you are interested in history, in amateur cycling, in human relationships or if you just want to lose yourself in a fantastic read.


Web of Lies - My Life with a Narcissist
Web of Lies - My Life with a Narcissist
by Sarah Tate
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.09

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!, 13 Feb. 2011
New author Sarah Tate brings a tale of domestic horror to the table with her first book, Web of Lies. Not a story of wife beating, but one of an abuse that is, perhaps, even more insidious, even more shocking.
Unputdownable, the book tells of the effects of becoming involved with a man who is a narcissist. At first charming and romantic, Bill woos the young Sarah with a courtship beyond her wildest dreams, but after she agrees to marry him, his true nature and extreme narcissism begins to show, resulting in an unstoppable chain of disasters that leave Sarah and her children struggling to survive.
If you've never heard of Narcissistic Syndrome, read this book. If you identify with the plight of a young wife and mother, stuck in an intolerable situation, read this book. If you want to pick up a book that will keep you reading deep into the night and won't let go until you have turned the very last page...read this book.


Web of Lies: My life with a Narcissist
Web of Lies: My life with a Narcissist

5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book....unputdownable., 13 Jan. 2011
New author Sarah Tate brings a tale of domestic horror to the table with her first book, Web of Lies. Not a story of wife beating, but one of an abuse that is, perhaps, even more insidious, even more shocking.
Unputdownable, the book tells of the effects of becoming involved with a man who is a narcissist. At first charming and romantic, Bill woos the young Sarah with a courtship beyond her wildest dreams, but after she agrees to marry him, his true nature and extreme narcissism begins to show, resulting in an unstoppable chain of disasters that leave Sarah and her children struggling to survive.
If you've never heard of Narcissistic Syndrome, read this book. If you identify with the plight of a young wife and mother, stuck in an intolerable situation, read this book. If you want to pick up a book that will keep you reading deep into the night and won't let go until you have turned the very last page...read this book.


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