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Your Cheatin' Heart
Your Cheatin' Heart
by Annie McCartney
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A book with many twists and turns, 14 July 2011
This review is from: Your Cheatin' Heart (Paperback)
I borrowed this book from my local library because I liked the cover and the information on the back is interesting. The book begins with the ending and I was wondering what was going to happen to the Maggie. Does she get arrested and go to prison? IS she deported back to Ireland? The characters are wonderful and the language must be like southern United States drawl or accent.
Maggie is very innocent and she is often led astray by various people. Zollie V is a peculiar character and I did not like the excessive amount of drug taking in the story. I presume that in the music business a large amount of drugs are taken.
Nate's character is interesting and you learn a lot about his character and his very rich family.
The book has good moments and sometimes it moves fast. I felt it was a reasonable book to read and it is not too challenging.
I may read another book by the author.


Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North
Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North
by Stuart Maconie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really interesting and well researched book about the North of England, 18 Dec. 2009
Stuart Maconie is an exiled Wiganer living in the Midlands who goes and explores what it means to come from the North of England.
It starts in the South of England and how some people who come from the south have a romanticised view of what the North of England is like.He says that the BBC has no correspondant for the South of England. He visits towns such as Nantwich and Crewe, Manchester and Liverpool. He has a whole chapter on Yorkshire and the North-East: Durham, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Sunderland.
He writes about historical events such as the Peterloo Massacure in Manchester and how vegetaranism was started by a religious cleric called the Reverend William Cowherd. He mentions the "kitchen sink dramas of the 1960s which Tom Courtney and Rita Tushingham acted in,- such as "A Taste of Honey" and "Room at the Top".
He quotes from writers and historians and their views of the North of England.
He is very passionate and at the end he sings the praises of a very interesting part of England.
On page 210 he says that in Leeds you can eat "spinach and ricotta parcels under some handsome if statues including the Black Prince and Joseph Priestly. As I stand there admiring them and reflecting on the wind of change that's sweeping the north, a man with a whippet on a lead walks past me. A fabulous moment".

I would throughly recommend that you read the book and a lot of pre-concieved ideas about the North are disproved.


Margrave Of The Marshes
Margrave Of The Marshes
by John Peel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book about a wonderful man, 20 Aug. 2008
I really enjoyed the book and it is very detailed. John had a good memory and he writes well. It was a shame that he did not finish but his wife Sheila helps to complete a very interested life about John, his love of music, his adventures and his family. He was very close to Sheila who he affectionally called Pig and his four children. They should be very proud of a very talented and honest man. John Peel came across as a man whose feet very always on the ground and he did not become a "celebrity DJ". I like the appendix at the end which is a summary of his life in 4 or 5 pages.
John Peel was a legend.


An Englishman Abroad: Beckham's Spanish Adventure
An Englishman Abroad: Beckham's Spanish Adventure
by Phil Ball
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars David Beckham 's 1st Season in Spain, 19 Feb. 2008
I found this an interesting book written by an English man (Phil Ball) who lives in Spain and he has good knowledge of Spain and the customs.
The book covers his move to Real Madrid and the political battle with Barcelona and how David became a "Galatico".
It is quite easy to read and I am certain a knowledge of Spanish customs helps to understand the book.
It is a good book about Beckham's first season with Real Madrid and his life in Spain.


Doctor Who - Only Human (New Series Adventure 5)
Doctor Who - Only Human (New Series Adventure 5)
by Gareth Roberts
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting Doctor Who story, 16 Dec. 2007
I really enjoyed this book and it was very griping. The plot moves quickly and it is east to read. It features Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose. Captain Jack also features in the story.
The basic plot is that a Neandathal man has been bought into the early 21st Century and back in his time people are trying to change evolution lead by a woman called Chantel. The Doctor and Rose need to stop Chantal and her creations the Hy-Bractors from taking over the world.
I have read quite a few Doctor Who books based on the new series and this is by far the best I have read.


Doctor Who - The Clockwise Man (New Series Adventure 1)
Doctor Who - The Clockwise Man (New Series Adventure 1)
by Justin Richards
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting Doctor Who novel, 3 Sept. 2007
I found this an exciting book and it moves at a quick pace. Rose and the Doctor travel back to the early 20th Century and investigate some strange going-ons. There is a killer loose and a woman called The Painted Lady who is curious about the Doctor. The characters are well described and they are strange cats who return from the dead.
Justin Richards has written a wonderful who-dunnit story.


Definitely Maybe
Definitely Maybe
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £3.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best debut albums in the 1990's, 25 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Definitely Maybe (Audio CD)
This is a great album and it still stands the test of time. Noel Gallager writes great songs with good wit and like a storyteller. Liam has a great voice and it is very powerful. I read about Oasis in the music newspapers in the early 1990's and I went to buy the singles "Shakermaker" and "Columbia" before I had even heard the songs. I like the song "Supersonic", the lyrics are very good.

I throughly recommend this album to a person who is discover Oasis. You will enjoy it.


Knock Knock Who's There? (Picture Puffin)
Knock Knock Who's There? (Picture Puffin)
by Sally Grindley
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful children's story about going to bed, 22 Feb. 2007
I really think this is a wonderful book about going to bed and playing games with your family. The little girl obviously likes playing the game and pretending that there is a gorilla, a witch, a ghost, a dragon and a giant who she does want to enter her room. The illustrations are wondeful and the expression of the girl's face and her teddy are delightful. I teach Nursery age children and they love the story and they enjoy telling it to each other. They know it is the girl's dad pretending to be these characters because of the slippers.

I recommend it to parents and carers of young children at bed time.


The Rough Guide to Barcelona (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
The Rough Guide to Barcelona (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
by Jules Brown
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide book to a fantastic city, 24 Aug. 2006
I foind this Rough Guide and very informative just like the previous guide books I have used in the past. It has the top 20 places to visit and it is clearly laid out.

The information about the places I visited was very informative

and helpful. I attempted to speak in Spanish and I found the phrases and words useful when trying to order food or ask directions.

I enjoyed reading the history of the area, Catalan and I would recommend the book to friends.

Although the book was published 2 years ago some of the information was not correct but that should not be a problem.


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