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Don't Kiss Me Goodbye
Don't Kiss Me Goodbye
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diving Bell & Butterfly, 12 Sept. 2014
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Great track - has the feel of Nico & VU


Blood & Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa: The Life of Robert Capa
Blood & Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa: The Life of Robert Capa
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5.0 out of 5 stars Come closer, 14 Mar. 2014
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'Blood and Champagne' reads with the pace and drama of a great novel. If you are new to Capa and Taro's work, this is a wonderful place to begin. As Capa once said if the photo is no good, you're not close enough. Kershaw's book makes you feel you are right at Capa's side.


The Lemon Grove
The Lemon Grove
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long Hot Summer ..., 14 Mar. 2014
This review is from: The Lemon Grove (Kindle Edition)
Award-winning author Helen Walsh’s latest novel ‘The Lemon Grove’ is tipped to be the hot read of the summer. Don’t be fooled – this is no light beach read. Like Josephine Hart, Walsh explores dangerous adult territory – desire, envy, obsession and the complicated, bittersweet experience of aging.

Jenn and Greg have summered in idyllic Deia each year, but when they are joined by their teenage daughter Emma and her boyfriend Nathan, their family will never be the same. The fact that Emma is Jenn's step-daughter tightens the tension between the women still further. Walsh is known for her unflinching prose, and as she explores one of the great taboos, there are passages not for the prudish (there's a food scene that makes 91/2 weeks look like tea at Fortnum & Masons - you'll never look at Serrano ham again in the same way).

Some reviewers have queried the ending, but for me it was perfectly executed. Walsh has an admirable grip on her characters - I was left with that sickening sense of freefall you get at the peak of a rollercoaster.

Shocking, intense, the characters are flawed and broken, (if not downright dislikable), and each is damaged in their own way - but as Hart memorably wrote: ‘Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.’


The Shadow Year
The Shadow Year
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5.0 out of 5 stars Evocative, 24 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Shadow Year (Kindle Edition)
‘The Shadow Year’ is one of those books I kept on hearing other writers recommending after its publication last year, and I now see why. The comparisons to Shreve, Du Maurier, Picoult, have been made by many, but Richell has a wonderful, individual voice.

This novel draws you in with its heady, atmospheric prose, and the detailed descriptions of the countryside are incredibly evocative - living overseas I loved being transported 'home'.


How to Be a Good Wife
How to Be a Good Wife
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5.0 out of 5 stars What lies beneath, 24 Feb. 2014
Debut author Emma Chapman’s novel ‘How To Be A Good Wife’ is a chilling and claustrophobic thriller set among the starkly beautiful Norwegian Fjords. Marta has devoted her life to being a good mother and wife, but as her mind unravels the awful truth that lies beneath her perfect life surfaces.

It's hard to believe this is a debut - Chapman brilliantly conjures Marta's voice, and as a reader you are set on edge from the opening, chilling lines. Can you trust Marta, or not? A fascinating study of how everything that is 'normal' can tilt on its axis and how those closest to us can sometimes be trusted the least.


Barely Behaving Daughters
Barely Behaving Daughters
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5.0 out of 5 stars When she was bad ..., 24 Feb. 2014
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Neist's young women are definitely not made of sugar and spice, but this dark and witty A to Z will appeal to adults and children alike.


Mrs. Hemingway
Mrs. Hemingway
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5.0 out of 5 stars "If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it" EH, 24 Feb. 2014
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An elegant study of the wives of the great writer – it’s also an oblique portrait of Hemingway himself, the magnetic heart of the story. Based in historical fact, Wood charts Hemingway’s relationships in sequence from his first wife, Hadley, whose successor was her best friend. It seems Papa's women often overlapped as he passed from one relationship to another. Wood’s prose is heady, drawing you in to the experiences of the women who shared their lives with this brilliant and difficult man – I particularly loved the chapters with Martha Gellhorn.

Putting fictional words into the mouths of historical characters is challenging - particularly when you are dealing with a figure as iconic as Hemingway, but Wood has conjured a completely believable and captivating world.


Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems
Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 13 Jan. 2014
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Spare, insightful, Oliver sees the world with a clarity few possess. A lovely collection - and a chance to experience life through brighter eyes.


Oscar Peterson: Jazz Exercises, Minuets, Etudes and Pieces for Piano
Oscar Peterson: Jazz Exercises, Minuets, Etudes and Pieces for Piano
by Oscar Peterson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 13 Jan. 2014
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If you're tired of the usual scales and exercises, Peterson's wonderful arrangements are a great addition. Increasing in complexity, the earliest exercises are fine for beginners.


Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall (UK Version)
Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall (UK Version)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious, 13 Jan. 2014
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Love Rufus? Love Judy? You'll love this. Perfect to play at full volume and sing along (which is why it has been banned by my children on the school run ...).


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