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Forward Slash
Forward Slash
by Mark Edwards
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 10 Aug 2013
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To my surprise, this is a big disappointment. It's quite badly written and doesn't seem to make any sense, story wise.


A Grim Almanac of the Black Country (Grim Almanacs)
A Grim Almanac of the Black Country (Grim Almanacs)
by Nicola Sly
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.35

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done, Nicola!, 12 May 2013
Not unexpectedly, I find this book to be excellent.

I am intrigued to find another 'Sly' in the writers' world! (My name is Judith Sly.)

There aren't many of us!!

Nicola - my email address is Judithslywriter@aol.com. Do email if/when you have a spare moment.


As If
As If
by Blake Morrison
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars 'As if' by Blake Morrison, 8 Mar 2013
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Nowhere near as good as I had been led to expect. The writing is excellent, but there's too much 'poetic' padding'. I had wanted to know the facts and discovered precious few.


Dementia: Frank and Linda's Story: New Understanding, New Approaches, New Hope
Dementia: Frank and Linda's Story: New Understanding, New Approaches, New Hope
by Louise Morse
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dementia: Frank and Linda's story by Louise Morse, 18 Jun 2010
If ever there were a comprehensive book written about Dementia, this exceptional paper-back is it. To quote from the front cover, it does indeed provide new understanding, as well as suggesting new approaches. Best of all, it gives us new hope.

Though written from a Christian point of view, Frank and Linda's story is not pious and it will help everyone who reads it. It's ground-breaking in that it explores every possible aspect of this most tragic disease, the author having painstakingly gathered information from sources far and wide. This is truly a well researched book and Louise Morse is to be congratulated on going way beyond `the extra mile'.

Using Frank's and Linda's (not their real names) true story is inspired. Where better to find the truth, with all its fears, frustrations, embarrassments and occasional laughs? Throughout the book Linda - and others - tell us how it is, but we are never left stranded without advice and information on where to go for help.

Each chapter is devoted to the various practicalities of coping with Dementia,from the dreaded `Could it be -------?' right through to finding a suitable care home.

I endorse the note on the back cover, `Every GP should read this book!' And I would go further: so should we all.


Could it Be Dementia?: Losing Your Mind Doesn't Mean Losing Your Soul
Could it Be Dementia?: Losing Your Mind Doesn't Mean Losing Your Soul
by Louise Morse
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.02

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could it be dementia?, 23 May 2008
This is a gem of a book and will be appeal to Christians and non Christians alike. It's beautifully written and covers many aspects of this terribly sad illness.

The writer doesn't flinch from the truth but tells it with gentleness and humour. I find the short chapters useful - they helped me to focus and then move on.

This book is important. It will inform and comfort those who fear they have dementia, and also their loved ones.


Grandmother: Inspiration for Grandmothers Everywhere (Gift of... Series)
Grandmother: Inspiration for Grandmothers Everywhere (Gift of... Series)
by Marion Stroud
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Grandmother' by Marion Stroud, 6 Feb 2004
If this little book doesn't delight all grandmothers, then there's something wrong with 'em!
Beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon, this slim, glossy hardback is almost an A-Z of grandmotherly things - from the first meetings with the new-borns to the time when the very same children write letters to grandma (and grandpa!) and beyond....
Without being 'twee' Marion writes of the joy of being a grandma, of the burgeoning love and loyalty which grow between grandparents and their childrens' children. Of the shared jokes and secrets. Of a solid faith shared in the simplest but most effective terms.
The author warns, in passing, of pitfalls ahead - such as never breaking a confidence imparted by a grandchild. She includes some delicious pieces of children's writing, such as 'a grandma is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of TV' and 'My nan has special toothpaste and pretending teeth'.
A jewel of a book. Buy it!!


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