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A Friend Like Henry
A Friend Like Henry
by Nuala Gardner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book All parents should read, 16 April 2008
This review is from: A Friend Like Henry (Paperback)
As the parent of a Autistic Child the story was nothing new to me
but what was the comforting thing is the knowledge that someone else went through the same as me yes i could relate to most of the things in the book and the same feelings of dispair and the wish that my child could be "normal" this is a book that all parents should read as i think that the more understanding there is of the condition can only be for the good and help to dispel fears in relation to MMR and other factors

Across a Summer Sea
Across a Summer Sea
by Lyn Andrews
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the house work will have to wait, 4 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Across a Summer Sea (Paperback)
This is Lyn Andrews at her best, its what you come to expect set in the slums of Liverpool, hard drinking men who treat women like dirt, and strong woman who carry the worrys of the world on there shoulders, with little money and lots of mouths to feed but still carry on regardless,then the story shifts to dublin.
This is a great book, and a great holiday read

All Shadows Fly Away
All Shadows Fly Away
by Audrey Willsher
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A ENJOYABLE READ, 4 Mar. 2003
This review is from: All Shadows Fly Away (Paperback)
I had never read any books by this Audrey Willsher before, and i have to say i did enjoy this one.
Set in the eastend of London the story follow one family and the
years up to WW2, the rise of the facist, oswald mosley the black shirts and the start of the war.
The story in the main is about two sisters Kitty,who is looking to better herself, leave her poor background and her family, and get away,
and her sister Francis who is younger not so good looking but has a singing voice that makes people stop and take notice of her
this was a most enjoyable read, the only reason i did not give it 5 stars was because the passage of time was not put across well for example francis to start with is 15 then she jumps to 18
and this was not put across well.

The Whispering Years
The Whispering Years
by Harry Bowling
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry we will miss you, 1 Mar. 2003
This review is from: The Whispering Years (Hardcover)
This is sadley Harry bowlings last book as he passed away after
it was published.
The story is as always set in the eastend of london with strong woman, and hard men just what you have come to expect, but what is different this time is that the story is about the men folk more than the woman.
well worth a read, its sad that there are no more to come after

Gracie's Sin
Gracie's Sin
by Freda Lightfoot
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A ENJOYABLE READ, 16 Jan. 2003
This review is from: Gracie's Sin (Paperback)
I could not put this book down, the story is a little slow at times but do not let that put you off.
Set during the war it follows the lifes and loves of the girls
off the timber corp, from there training in cornwall to working in the lakedistrict with the german pows, what i liked was the way the charcters change and show there true colours as thay grow
and experance life.
Iwould have given 5 stars but the ending was a little bit disapointing.

Some Sunny Day (London at war)
Some Sunny Day (London at war)
by Helen Carey
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD READ, 13 May 2002
following on from the first book this book is much
With the war hitting home now the people of lavender road are now in the thick of it Katey is
training to be a nurse, Jen is touring with E.N.S.A Pam has a office job, and Louise is as spoilt as ever
This is a nice book but you need to be prepaired to buy the next book and the first as the story carrys on though all three books

For the Love of a Soldier
For the Love of a Soldier
by June Tate
Edition: Paperback

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was just not long enough, 12 Nov. 2001
This book was a joy from start to finish,from the
start you care about maggie and what happens to her and joshua her GI boyfriend.
Like all June Tate books the setting is Southampton during ww2 and is written well a great book that was just not long enough

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