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A Piece Of Cake
A Piece Of Cake
by Cupcake Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent true tale, 5 Feb. 2008
This review is from: A Piece Of Cake (Paperback)
a wonderful book from beginning to end, its tells the true story of cupcake brown, from her heartbreaking abused childhood, her battle with drink and drugs, and then her rise to the top as she battles against all odds to make her dream come true. this book should be read by any child wishing to follow their dream, evidence that proves that the impossible can happen..................well done cupcake, you are a role model for children and adults everywhere !!!!


I Wanna Tell You a Story
I Wanna Tell You a Story
by Max Bygraves
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy reading interesting book, 5 Feb. 2008
max tells his story with wit and warmth, from his humble beginnings to his rise to the top of his profession, maxs comes over as a family man and he has an easy going charm..............all in all a good book about a nice man


In the Belly of the Beast (Vintage)
In the Belly of the Beast (Vintage)
by Jack Henry Abbott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.44

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a born writer, 5 Feb. 2008
the saddest thing about this book is the fact that maybe if jack abbots life had been different from being a child he just might have been a wonderful writer on the outside instead of being a inmate on the inside....jacks cards was stacked against him from being born, a chinese mother and a father who showed no interest. jack was in and out of childrens homes all his life, and continued to be in prison almost all his adult life. after writing this book he got norman mailer on his side, and norman mailer managed to get jacks release into the outside world, no easy task for jack when something as simple as a phone call is confusing....to cut a long story short jack abbott stabbed a young waiter to death a few weeks after jacks release from prison ( i make no excuses for jack , but after reading about his life inside it was a case of the only way he knew how to act) later on jack went on the run and was finally caught and sent back to prison where he later committed suicide......all in all a very good book which was the start of a very bad very sad ending..................


The Song of Bernadette
The Song of Bernadette
by Franz Werfel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.32

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a very touching true story, 3 Feb. 2008
This review is from: The Song of Bernadette (Paperback)
i read this book after seeing the film, and i must admit the book was quite good maybe even better than the film!!! a good story line about bernadette and her poor family, then the story goes more in depth as bernadetts visions of the lady increase, in the end the town is divided !!! some believe her and others are more wary.... after all the visions end bernadette is told by the village priest she must go into a convent " i told you at the beginning that you was playing with fire bernadette!!!!,he said.........the last chapters about her life in the convent was quite sad, she was very ill and had a hard time off the old cruel reverand mother, bernadette died very young and the ending is sad, but the story lives on today as strong as the day bernadette first told of her first vision........................


Gunpowder, Treason And Plot [DVD] [2004]
Gunpowder, Treason And Plot [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Robert Carlyle
Offered by babsbargains *** WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ***
Price: £12.80

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars robert carlyle......fantastic!!!!, 3 Feb. 2008
what a fantasic piece of acting robert carlyle did when he made the final speech in parliment about guy faulkes, he looked so much like james the 1st it was amazing....he walked like him, sort of crippled and twisted, but the speech went down in history, well worth watching by any fans of james the 1st.............mr carlyle put his heart and soul into that speech, BRAVO !!!!!


Whistle Down The Wind [DVD]
Whistle Down The Wind [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alan Bates
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a true northern childhood, 3 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Whistle Down The Wind [DVD] (DVD)
i first watched this film when i was about ten years old, hayley mills made the best films about childhood, she was a fantastic child star, no wonder walt disney spotted her and whisked her away to make many more films in america!! but whistle down the wind still brings a lump to my throat, the special part is where alan bates (jesus) stands with his arms out sreatched while the police frisk him for a gun, and seen through kathys eyes he looks like jesus standing there with his arms out...........but the most touching part is where all three children , kathy, nan, and little charlie all dance while running on the wild bleak cold hills while the music, we three kings of orient are plays in the background.............a true timeless ...classic.......every person involved in this film put their heart and soul into it and thats what made it was it was...........


The Bad Mother's Handbook
The Bad Mother's Handbook
by Kate Long
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a family we can all relate to !!!, 2 Feb. 2008
this story about three generations of woman living together ( NAN, KAREN AND CHARLOTTE) is so true to life in this book you almost think they are your neigbours........each tells their own tale chapter by chapter...the book is brilliant and quite funny in parts and very touching in others.....a book to be read if only to realise there are others families who also have their own problems .............poor nan the grandmother who is slowly getting alzimers, and karen (nans daughter) who thinks her life is passing her by, then young charlotte, karens daughter and nans grandaughter, who gets pregnant and then the story really gets going !!! all in all a good book which makes you think is there any chance of the author writing a follow up later on ????


To Kill a Mocking Bird
To Kill a Mocking Bird
by Harper Lee
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars a timeless classic !!!!, 26 Jan. 2008
This review is from: To Kill a Mocking Bird (Hardcover)
this book has a lasting impression on your life...seen by a childs eyes its tell a tale so clearly and so touchingly that it brings a lump to your throat......its a book you can read and read again. i think everybody should at some time read this book because it touches the inner child in your soul.............a classic in every sence of the word


A Love to Die for
A Love to Die for
by Patricia Springer
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well wrote brilliant book, 26 Jan. 2008
this author made this book so good it was impossible to put down, the crime was the worst i have ever read about. it showed a clear picture from beginnng to end. what i found weird was the fact that crista got the death sentence, and her boyfriend got life, but the other girl who was there with them just got probation !!!! it was horrific because when christa was killing this poor girl, cristas boyfriend(shipp) and her girlfriend joined in and helped!!.........in my opinion all three decerve the same sentence..be it the death penalty or life........my heart went out to coleens mother who has yet not got her daughters skull back to enable her to bury it with her daughters remains, how this mother sat and listened in court to what happened to her daughter and did not go insane with grief is a miracle, my heart went out to her. they are saying christa has personality problems, but what excuse have the other two people got to excuse them from what they did??? you must read this book to get the whole full story, but be warned its a very upsetting case which has been well wrote about...an excellent read
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Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash
Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash
by John Carter Cash
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not a good story line, 22 Jan. 2008
i must agree with lupe locos opinion, the story came across in bits of snippets, to much about his own drug problems and his parents and sisters.(was the family pets on drugs also??because john junior makes his home seem like everyone was high or singing songs and reading the bible!!!) i think he should have put some nice memories in the book. instead we got to hear about john junior and his problems.....for a book called anchored in love, i thought it would be about john and junes love story, john junior is not a good story teller, and at certain parts comes across as spoilt, which being the only boy he was.......... all in all this book was disapoining only reveling "open secrets", a very bad let down for what should have been a good book......................


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