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The Outcast Dead: A Ruth Galloway Investigation (Ruth Galloway 6)
The Outcast Dead: A Ruth Galloway Investigation (Ruth Galloway 6)
by Elly Griffiths
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Comfort food for the mind - all the much loved characters are back, 24 Aug 2014
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Another in this lovely series. Although the plot is rather summarily concluded at the end, this book brings all the well loved characters back again - including Cathbad thankfully as I was really worried he had moved up north for good as he was one of the most enjoyable!
Ruth is a warm and empathetic central character. Self deprecating and modest, she makes a point of being a happy size 16 - so why do the publishers insist on a cover picture that shows her as three sizes smaller at least!


One Step Too Far
One Step Too Far
Price: 2.99

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 30 Dec 2013
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I was so disappointed after all the good reviews.
It is very slight in story, the "twist" deflates the whole plot - I was expecting something much more exciting in terms of the potential that twins can provide - schizophrenia, one killing the other, one killing the other and asuming their identity.
Really, a great idea poorly written. Wish I had not wasted my time and money!


7 Secrets of Happiness
7 Secrets of Happiness
by Gyles Brandreth
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth in a small package, 15 Sep 2013
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This review is from: 7 Secrets of Happiness (Paperback)
Unlike many "self help" books, there is no padding, just the content of an insightful talk on Happiness.
Despite a slightly larky persona on morning television, Gyles Brandreth is a very intelligent decent chap who has managed to capture some real insight here.
Its a quick, accessible read for sure, but holds much food for thought.
A lovely book.


A Vicar, Crucified (An Abbot Peter Mystery)
A Vicar, Crucified (An Abbot Peter Mystery)
by Simon Parke
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, 26 Aug 2013
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Ticks all the boxes, but with more perception and gentle intelligent humour than many in this genre. Already ordered the next one to come out October and looking forward to it already.


Low Fat Low Cal: Nice recipes don't need to be naughty (Good Housekeeping)
Low Fat Low Cal: Nice recipes don't need to be naughty (Good Housekeeping)
by Good Housekeeping Institute
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.99

36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some nice recipes but calorie counts hidden, 8 Aug 2013
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Some nice recipes here - not ground breaking as I don't need several different "recipes" for fruit salad..

But the title is "Low Fat Low Cal" - inferring a recipe source for those who are watching fat and calories.
There are no fat percentages or calorie counts with the recipes, just in an index at the back.
How annoying to keep having to flip between the two.


LIGHT PURPLE PREMIUM PU LEATHER PULL FLIP TAB CASE COVER POUCH & HIGH SENSTIVE STYLUS PEN FOR ORANGE SAN FRANCISCO BY N4U "CASES TO GO" RANGE
LIGHT PURPLE PREMIUM PU LEATHER PULL FLIP TAB CASE COVER POUCH & HIGH SENSTIVE STYLUS PEN FOR ORANGE SAN FRANCISCO BY N4U "CASES TO GO" RANGE
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Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Super item, 26 Mar 2013
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Great quality, colour and fit - and better than many that cost a great deal more.
Fantastic value - so much so I bought another in green!


BRAND NEW SHOE TREES 2 PAIRS - SIMPLE WAY TO KEEP YOUR SHOES IN SHAPE - FOR MEN & WOMEN SHOES - FITS ALL
BRAND NEW SHOE TREES 2 PAIRS - SIMPLE WAY TO KEEP YOUR SHOES IN SHAPE - FOR MEN & WOMEN SHOES - FITS ALL
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Price: 3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Too big, 26 Mar 2013
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Robust and fine for the money but simply way too big for ladies shoes.
Just wish they still made the Dasco Shumaids!


Beyond Business: An Inspirational Memoir From a Visionary Leader
Beyond Business: An Inspirational Memoir From a Visionary Leader
by John Browne
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rewarding and Informative, 21 Jun 2010
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I bought this for an insight into an esteemed business leader of our time. I wasn't disappointed.The bonus was an interesting history of the oil business over the last century. Fascinating in BP's current situation.
Recommended.


One Day
One Day
by David Nicholls
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.95

16 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dreadful, 13 Jun 2010
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Oh dear.
I bought this as it looked like a light but thoughtful read.
Unfortunately it was absolutely dreadful. Boring and annoying main characters (the only vaguely interesting ones were his parents), predictable plot, such as there was with a predictable ending.
Stale two-hander, alternating chapters (done a million times before and so much better in the time travellers wife).
Save your money!


The Swallows Of Kabul
The Swallows Of Kabul
by Yasmina Khadra
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

6 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 1 April 2008
This review is from: The Swallows Of Kabul (Paperback)
Following on from Khaled Husseini, I picked this up to continue in the recent Afghan seem of literature. What a disappointment.
Cliched and wooden, there are far better books on the subject and I wish I hadn't wasted my time.
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