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Time of Their Lives
Time of Their Lives
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An easy read is probably the best I can say, 12 Sep 2014
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An easy read is probably the best I can say....a group of women friends of 60+ (years) and what is happening to all them - cancer, betrayal, memory failure...it has it all with everything neatly rounded off...as if....
Only for those who like happy ever after books


Travels With My Aunt (Vintage Classics)
Travels With My Aunt (Vintage Classics)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Such a lovely read..., 12 Sep 2014
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Quirky and dated but that doesn't matter at all in this travel tale of times gone by. Cleverly written in a concise way means the story of Henry & Aunt Augusta's travels move along quickly. The wildest of possible escapes from suburbia!


Man at the Helm
Man at the Helm
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hugely disappointing, 12 Sep 2014
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It was OK is about the best I can do. The story is about the children of the family trying to find their mother a new man after divorce (1970s). It is written from perspective of the middle child - Lizzie. Privilege dissolves into austerity and the antics of the children, although credible, are not exactly novel material...Think I go against the tide of opinion, but so be it!


Gunshot Glitter
Gunshot Glitter
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good editor would lose about 2/3 of this book and ..., 9 Aug 2014
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There is really a golden nugget in here for an original/offbeat crime story. The writer however makes us suffer an entire novel packed with the most basic writing errors. A good editor would lose about 2/3 of this book and make it a pacey, gripping page-turner.
Instead we face endless grammatical mistakes, misspelling, repetition galore and the longest e-mails and letters that fiction has ever seen! The book does not allow the reader to be clever at any turn as every irrelevant detail is described in lavish detail again and again...the reader is just distracted from the main plot with so many overwritten and unnecessary sub-plots.


Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything
Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything
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4.0 out of 5 stars A close-knit family and dementia, 20 Feb 2014
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A brutally frank insight into an extraordinary family. The author talks of both her parents but the book largely covers her mother, Mamie's, "journey" into dementia. Sally & her siblings play an astonishing role in managing her care so she feels as safe and secure as she made them feel as children. Her mother was a journalist and her life was words - the sections about her losing words and how others and often quick repartee is both amusing and heartbreaking. The story alternates with facts about the brain, dementia and research including information about the researchers. Interesting perspective as her mother is addressed by Sally as "you" throughout


What the Grown-ups Were Doing: An odyssey through 1950s suburbia
What the Grown-ups Were Doing: An odyssey through 1950s suburbia
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Jewish suburbia, 20 Feb 2014
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An amusing anecdotal memoir of 1950sw suburban Ruislip. Fabulous descriptions of food, friends and family mixed in with all things Jewish. Enjoyed it and the writing which really captured the people and the moment.


Perfect
Perfect
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3.0 out of 5 stars Breakdown, 20 Feb 2014
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Another story about breakdowns, mental health which I read straight after The Shock of the Fall, I think I preferred the former. This story focuses largely on summer of 1972 - mistakes made and the ensuing tragedies played out to current day. It is a compelling read about hugely flawed characters without, I felt, any uplifting element.


The Days of Anna Madrigal
The Days of Anna Madrigal
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waving goodbye to Mrs Madrigal, 20 Feb 2014
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It has to be 5 stars. The end of the series but a good conclusion as we at last discover and visit Anna's young beginnings. All our favourite characters are here and those who have died are recollected. Hate the fact that this is the last Anna Madrigal book...


Wake
Wake
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, 20 Feb 2014
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Loved this book. 5 days preceding the burial of the unknown soldier on 11/11/1920. We see the world and the 3 women's stories of the war and its aftermath. Beautifully written - haunting, melodic and compulsive.


The Interestings
The Interestings
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4.0 out of 5 stars Was sad to finish it, 20 Jan 2014
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Destined for great things..or not? Loved this saga of friends who meet at summer camp in 1970s. We follow through their lives and what happens to their relationships with each other. Convincing characters set against privilege (for some) and high achievement. The well captured domesticity playing out against the late twentieth century,amongst other things, makes this a real page turner.


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