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It's Only Rack 'n' Ruin: But I Like It
It's Only Rack 'n' Ruin: But I Like It
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll Like It!, 8 July 2014
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Mitch is a man in arrested development; in his 50s he still harbours the hope that he will lone day hit the big time with his band. Things aren't going too well for him; his wife has got fed up and walked out, he's lost his job delivering chemical toilets for his brother-in-law and he has drunkenly disgraced himself infront of the neighbours. But still he stays true to the thing he likes best of all - his music. With a burger van to transport his equipment he and his middle-aged friends continue to follow their dreams. He's been a terrible father and a worse husband - how willthings ever go right for this over-grown would-be rock star? This is a laugh-out-loud funny book with vivid characters that you warm to immediately. And the feelgood ending will leave you with a warm feeling and have you questioning whether it's not too late to follow your own dreams! A great read - take it on holiday with you.


Mariana
Mariana
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why isn't this fabulous novel in print?, 24 May 2014
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This review is from: Mariana (Kindle Edition)
This is another cracking read from Kate Saunders which I greedily read in a single sitting. Her characters are as warm and believable as they are in all her other wonderful titles.


Village Killage (Schlock Horror! Book 2)
Village Killage (Schlock Horror! Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A darkly funny thriller with hilariously vivid characters, 7 Oct. 2013
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If you're planning a holiday in Cornwall any time soon, make sure you stay well clear of St Trevil, if you value your life.

Still in recovery from the thrilling antics of Michael Forte's previous novel 'Schlock Horror', DCI Nicola Merchant is hoping for a quieter life in the fictional town of Boscop, Cornwall. But she hasn't reckoned on St Trevil and its crazy residents. As the population of this little village begins to dwindle in increasingly suspicious circumstances, Nicola begins to realise that she has some major killage to deal with. With the help (well, hindrance really) of Sergeant Rimmer, the local blundering bobby, Nicola begins to piece together the mysterious events that have led to Village Killage.

A great laugh-out-loud read and a real page-turner. Deliciously different and in a class of its own!


The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix
The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix
by Kate Saunders
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical journey through time and chocolate, 16 Aug. 2013
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Oz, Lily and Caydon return for more top-secret, magical adventures with the help of Demerara the cat and Spike the rat, their hilarious and immortal talking animal friends. This time their mission for the SMU (Secret Ministry of the Unexplained - a division of MI6)takes them back through time to the great fire of London. With the help of a friendly vampire, Oz and Lily's new magical baby sister Daisy and, of course, some magic chocolate, this magical trio take on an evil witch who's out to change history. This is a wonderful sequel to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop and Kate Saunders' story-telling offers all the usual thrills and delights, the highlight for me being Demerara, the bossy and vain talking cat. A real treat that was devoured hungrily by my son almost as fast as Demerara could eat a tin of cat food!


Moses Was a Welshman: The (Mostly) True Stories of Two Unforgettable West Wales Families
Moses Was a Welshman: The (Mostly) True Stories of Two Unforgettable West Wales Families
by Kay McAnally
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming and enjoyable, 21 May 2013
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They say you can't choose your family, but if you could you might want to consider one of the two featured in this book. Told by two cousins who were both born of Welsh mothers and the U.S. Army GIs they married, these are heart-warming and amusing family anecdotes that build a picture of Welsh village life in the early 20th century.


The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
by Kate Saunders
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, hilarious and exciting!, 29 Feb. 2012
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My 7 year old was completely captivated by this book and is now reading it again. He (and I) loved the adventure and the humour, especially Demerara the cat - my son thought her cat makeovers were the funniest thing ever! He says that he can't wait to see the film (so I hope someone's planning to make it). We've read all of the children's books by Kate Saunders and have loved every one of them. One of the great things about this book is that it is equally appealing to boys and girls (and grown-ups).


The Ghost of Lily Painter
The Ghost of Lily Painter
by Caitlin Davies
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page-turner with fascinating history, 26 July 2011
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Lily Painter has a soul that cannot rest until she finds out what happened to her baby. Luckily for her, Annie Sweet moves into the house she occupies with her family. When things start going wrong for Annie, she finds refuge at the local history centre when she decides to research the history of her house. With the help of her new friend Danny, the layers of time are peeled away to gradually reveal the tragic life of Lily Painter. This book was of particular interest to me having recently traced my own family history and encountered some strange and unlikely coincidences. At the time I thought: Life is stranger than fiction. But this book is peppered with wonderful conincidences that, for me, made fiction as true as life! This is a thought-provoking novel written with great skill.


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