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Candle in the Window: When all is lost there is always love's flame...
Candle in the Window: When all is lost there is always love's flame...
Price: £2.28

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this and think all fans of Catherine Cookson will ..., 11 Jan. 2015
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I loved this and think all fans of Catherine Cookson will too. The central character of Carrie is brilliantly drawn, smart, tough and lovely. And the twists and turns of the great plot keep you turning the pages breathlessly. Most of all you feel you're actually in rolling Cookson country, with all its beauty and drama. Much of the dialogue is in the lilting vernacular of the region but not so much that it interrupts smooth reading and understanding. It all adds to a really evocative read, full of the spirit of the place. A great, escapist read.


The White Cross
The White Cross
by Richard Masefield
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry but this needed a good editor. I think if you're a teenage boy ..., 5 Jan. 2015
This review is from: The White Cross (Paperback)
I'm not sure I read the same book. Sorry but this needed a good editor. I think if you're a teenage boy you might like this. But CJ Sansom it ain't.


Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair With Music
Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair With Music
by Mark Ellen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sooo funny, and brilliantly written, 21 May 2014
Three quarters of the way through this I started trying to read slower because I didn't want it to end. If you listened to any rock and pop from the late Sixties right up to today's Rihanna and co, then journalist Mark Ellen was there somewhere, writing about the soundtrack of your life in wonderfully self-deprecating style. From early days at Seventies' muddy pop festivals to descriptions of the other hacks at, say, NME, Q and Smash Hits it's laugh out loud funny, as are the anecdotes of all celebs/musicians he met over decades at the top of music journalism. These include playing in the same band as Tony Blair to being beaten up by Elvis Costello's heavies - and feeling obliged to snort 'chop' with Teardrop Explodes. (It didn't go well....)
Yet there's real depth, and a poignant, if sanguine, acknowledgement that money, power and big business probably means that those days of 'real' bands are behind us. Will today's manufactured pop and glossy videos ever enter the DNA of today's teens like it did ours?


It's a Strange World says Marcel von Climpt
It's a Strange World says Marcel von Climpt

5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming, 21 Oct. 2013
A positive and encouraging book for young girls. It gives a rare glimpse of good old traditional values in a story about how the calm wisdom of age can come to the aid of todays sometimes troubled youngsters.


The Bluffer's Guide to Skiing (Bluffer's Guides)
The Bluffer's Guide to Skiing (Bluffer's Guides)
by David Allsop
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painfully funny, 7 Mar. 2013
I read this on a coach going skiing and I had to stop as I was laughing out loud and annoying other people. It's superb - especially all the comments about other nationalities' habits on the slopes. Any skiier of whatever level will howl...and probably recognise themselves now and again. It's also pretty useful for a first-timer: along the way you do learn what all that ski jargon *really* means, so a fun presy to drop into a newbies' bag alongside the knee brace, helmet, bandages, Resolve sachets etc etc.


Dominion
Dominion
Price: £4.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars sadly dull, 1 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Dominion (Kindle Edition)
Clunky writihg, dull characters and laboured descriptions. Was this really written by the man who gave us the effortlessly atmospheric Shardlake?


Watchman Sonic Oil Level Monitor
Watchman Sonic Oil Level Monitor
Offered by Plumbing Supermarket
Price: £61.89

39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total rubbish, 24 Oct. 2012
Of the seven people I know who have a Watchman, none work. All packed up within six months of installation - including my own. It's a total scandal that these things are still on sale.


The Killing - Season 1 [DVD] [2011]
The Killing - Season 1 [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Mirelle Enos
Offered by hayleyholgate
Price: £12.00

5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, don't bother, 26 April 2012
Just a schlock remake. Bog-standard murder story peopled with characters you don't care about. I bought it by mistake - I was after the 'real' Killing - so am furious. How can they call this the same name? Flippin' cheeky if you ask me....
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DETAILS NOT FOUND
DETAILS NOT FOUND
by Joanne Harris
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Recycled rubbish, 27 Mar. 2012
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Waffly, over long, confusing, flat. The phrase "never go back" springs to mind. Don't bother, you'll be bored by about page 120.


Cutting For Stone
Cutting For Stone
by Abraham Verghese
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Warning!, 9 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Cutting For Stone (Paperback)
Don't read the blurb on the back of the book! It gives away TWO of the key mysteries in the book. It's SO annoying! So if someone from Vintage is reading this, go to the back of the class. It's a great book but knowing the parentage of the twins from the start ruined a whole chunk of it for me. Grrrrr.


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