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History of a Pleasure Seeker
History of a Pleasure Seeker
by Richard Mason
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as The Drowning People, 17 May 2011
Having not read a Richard Mason novel since his precocious debut "The Drowning People" many years ago, I was delighted to discover this to be even more enjoyable. As a journey into another world, "History of a Pleasure Seeker" is indeed a pleasure to read. It is beautifully written, particularly the insight into the emotions of Piet. It is a good mix of emotion and action. In times when every book seems to comprise at least 399 & a half pages (which doesn't necessarily add to its quality) it was also nice to find a shorter novel and I read it in more or less one go. It's an attractive and intriguing cover too.

The Voice That Thunders
The Voice That Thunders
by Alan Garner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Voice That Thunders, 15 Jan. 2011
I bought this in the 50th anniversay year of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. This was a favourite childhood book and even now it remains in my top five. Ita has probably influenced my reading and writing ever since a special teacher read it to me as an 8 year old. Dipping into this book has given me an understanding of how Alan Garner feels things and how he creates the magic of words. Well worth getting if you're interested in creativity.
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Brown Embossed Carpe Diem Faux Leather Journal - Lined
Brown Embossed Carpe Diem Faux Leather Journal - Lined

5.0 out of 5 stars Brown Embossed Carpe Diem Leather Journal - Lined, 15 Jan. 2011
This journal looks, feels and writes beautifully. It's the perfect size to carry about - like Goldilocks' choice of porridge and bed,not too fiddly, not too cumbersome, but large enough to write in a flowing manner. Just looking at it makes me feel like writing so it's done its job I guess!

The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home
by John McCallum
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Long Way Home by John McCallum, 19 Nov. 2008
This review is from: The Long Way Home (Paperback)
A brilliant and evocative book by an inspiring gentleman. My Mum read it to my Dad not long before he died and it gave them both greast pleasure at a time when Dad could no longer read so much for himself - it was a hark back to his own war years as a veteran of D Day and one of the first to land on Sword Beach as part of an anti tank division.

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