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On a Hill
On a Hill
Price: 0.77

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful! Just truly dreadful, and not in the sense that its author hoped., 23 Feb 2014
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This review is from: On a Hill (Kindle Edition)
This serves as a justification for the former gatekeepers of publishing, the agents and editors, who would ensure that the ART of writing was preserved and that tripe like this abominably over written and laughable pastiche (unintentional) of the gothic stories of M R James and co. were not inflicted on the reading public. Oh, Amazon, what have you done -- in making it possible for every uneducated dimwit to 'publish' their hubristic efforts. I should have known better than to purchase this in the first place, but the sheer number of moronic numpties who gave this positive ratings overruled my better judgement.
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A Lot Of Pride And Some Prejudice
A Lot Of Pride And Some Prejudice
Price: 0.77

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear, what a load of dreadful rubbish., 8 Jan 2014
If you enjoy good writing on any level, do not touch this steaming heap with a barge pole. This woman considers that she writes like Jane Austen. Choke. Jane Austen must be spinning in her grave. I doubt if this 'writer' has actually read Austen. Unwise and unbelievably arrogant to compare one's self to one of the greatest English classical novelists. A bit like volunteering as a target at the coconut shy. Petronila writes like Austen as my dog writes like Hemmingway, but with less style. For your information, Miss Ungureanu, Austen is wittily, deftly and profoundly aware of the social context of her world. She is not pompous, turgid, boring and loquacious. Well, you did really stick your head over the parapet!


God's Lions - Realm of Evil
God's Lions - Realm of Evil
Price: 2.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read from the beginning, 31 Dec 2013
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I was lucky not to stumble on the Gods Lions series of books until after the third book. Reading one after the other I became immersed in the characters. Great story line and characters. A must for those into this genre.


Waving, Not Drowning
Waving, Not Drowning
by Lev Parikian
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.41

5.0 out of 5 stars This will make a smashing pressie!, 4 Dec 2013
This review is from: Waving, Not Drowning (Paperback)
Whether or not you are a musical type, (I, for instance, have the musicality of a tone-deaf stoat), if you like 'laugh out loud funny', you will love this book. Truly.


Chappie Dry with Beef and Wholegrain Cereal 3 Kg (Pack of 3)
Chappie Dry with Beef and Wholegrain Cereal 3 Kg (Pack of 3)
Price: 14.19

5.0 out of 5 stars pancreatic problems, 26 Nov 2013
Our elderly dog had pancretitus when we originally got her from the dogs trust. Our vet suggested we give her Chappie as it is one of the few feeds suitable for a pancreatic dog.
She certainly has been ok on it. Would suggest this feed for anyone who's dog has such problems


The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES)
The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES)
Price: 7.19

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars as always, brilliant., 13 Nov 2013
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Mr RIckman owes me sleep. Unputdownable. Another incredibly good outing for Merrily, and I didn't even miss Lol! Wow. Read it!


The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (Hammer)
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (Hammer)
Price: 3.59

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful. Dreadful. Dreadful. Oh, did I mention? Dreadful., 30 Oct 2013
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Dreadful. This 'thing' and Susan Hill's masterpiece should not appear under the same title. It is trite, and very badly written, and I was unable to continue after the first few chapters. If you are expecting a book that resonates with Ms Hill's mastery of the Victorian Gothic, forget it. Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. Giving it the obligatory one star irritated the hell out of me. Minus 10 stars from me.
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A Secret Alchemy
A Secret Alchemy
Price: 3.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous, 30 Oct 2013
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This review is from: A Secret Alchemy (Kindle Edition)
Please, do not be put off by the negative reviews. This is a truly beautiful book, superbly written. Some reviewers here seemed confused by the rich tapestry of time, place and character, which for me made it so engaging. It should not be judged or compared to other, more conventional, (straight histfic) works. Emma has written something fresh and delightful. Perhaps those who could not follow should stick to the likes of Phillipa Gregory. This soars above such mundane fodder.


Pendragon's Banner (Pendragon's Banner Trilogy)
Pendragon's Banner (Pendragon's Banner Trilogy)
by Helen Hollick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helen does irt again., 22 May 2013
Love all Helen's work, and this is superb. Gives real substance to the Arthurian Legend. I loved the way she makes familiar, and often clichéd, protagonists real and deep. Love series. Do read.


Dolly: A Ghost Story
Dolly: A Ghost Story
Price: 2.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Susan Hill is marvellous!, 25 Mar 2013
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I love Susan Hill's effortless facility with authentic period voice. Her ghost stories truly rival those of M R James. She is the greatest living exponent of the gothic style, and writes achingly beautiful prose. I have loved every one of her books, and this is no exception. Highly recommended.


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