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The Greatcoat (Hammer)
The Greatcoat (Hammer)
by Helen Dunmore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing in the end, 22 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: The Greatcoat (Hammer) (Paperback)
I had been wanting this since first seeing it, being drawn in by the cover. When I saw it was down to £2.99 I waited no longer. Although I got in to it easily enough and enjoyed how well it was written, the story itself left me very disappointed. It had the potential to be great, from the moment the ghost tapped on the window, but it never really got off the starting blocks. It was never really scary or haunting considering it's supposed to be a ghost story and the end left me thinking 'is that it?'

I think Dunmore could have gone further with it, she never truly explored the storyline to its full potential and as it was it was over all too soon. Very disappointing indeed.


Alamein: War Without Hate
Alamein: War Without Hate
by Colin Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fantastic, 17 July 2010
I have to admit that i bought this item 2 years ago and for whatever reason have only just got round to reading it. I'm glad i bought it, it's just a fantastic book and gives an excellent, comprehensive account of the war in the desert.

For anyone remotely interested in the war, this book is a must. And don't be deceived by the title, it doesn't focus on Alamein alone but in everything leading upto it and all the key players.

Brilliant.


Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is
by Annie Groves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Another great story but...., 5 July 2010
This review is from: Where the Heart Is (Paperback)
...and this may seem picky and irrelevent to some, but I lost count of the amount of grammatical errors. I've never come across this in any of Groves' other books; words missing, words wrongly placed, commas in the wrong places etc. It's small I know but little things like this can break the fluidity of reading and can be a little off putting, especially when you have to re-read a sentence because a printing error means it doesn't sound right.

As for the story, I'm very much looking forward to 'When The Lights Go On Again' as this has been yet another fantastic book that I simply couldn't put down. Any fan of Groves who hasn't read this should do so. Indeed any fan of this genre of fiction should pick up a copy. I doubt they will be left disappointed.


Life Class
Life Class
by Pat Barker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written, poorly ended., 9 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Life Class (Paperback)
This was the first Pat Barker book i have read. I saw the cover in the library and knowing it would be set in War i took it out. I found it very easy to read, in fact i barely put it down over three days. The language is brilliant, but then i got the end. And it just ends. Now i don't know if there's to be a follow up, one would hope so considering how it ended, but if not then im left with this empty, anti-climax feeling. But other than that i enjoyed it, despite the fact that there weren't really any 'major' events in it.


Odd One Out
Odd One Out
by Lissa Evans
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Funny, and touching., 18 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Odd One Out (Paperback)
Absoloutely brilliant book. First good book i've read in ages and i couldn't put it down. The characters are funny, annoying, lovely, and utterly absorbing. It's brilliantly written and fascinating the way it all pans out.

Would recommend it in an instant.


'Luuurve is a many trousered thing...' (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 8)
'Luuurve is a many trousered thing...' (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 8)
by Louise Rennison
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. Bit of a disappointment., 12 Dec. 2007
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At 24 you'd think i was too old for these books. But i first read 'Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging' when my sister had it. And i laughed so hard at times i nearly choked.

The same went for the rest.

But then came this one. And it all felt a little rushed. Like Rennison was under pressure to get it done. It still made me laugh. How could you not laugh at the Ace Gang? But not as much.

The ending is strange and a tad random. It should have gone on. It should be longer. All i can say is there better be another because if that's the last, then Rennison has really let herself down. You can't just leave things as this does.


This Year's Love [DVD] [1999]
This Year's Love [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Annabelle Apsion
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.30

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 12 Dec. 2007
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Rented this from my local shop a while back. Only just got round to buying it. But that doesn't mean it isn't worth it. IT IS!

This is a brilliant film and deals with tons of different emotions and the emotional journeys the characters go on throughout and how they all connect in some way. All the parts are played superbly. Jennifer Ehle comes off as a real cow, which you wouldn't expect if you've seen her as Lizzie Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. It's all about everyday lives and just how crap life can be. BUY IT!

Kathy Burke was my favourite. She does, as ever, a brilliant job.

Highly reccommended. If you haven't seen it/bought it, then DO!


Richard Hammond's BBC Top Gear Interactive Challenge [2007] [Interactive DVD]
Richard Hammond's BBC Top Gear Interactive Challenge [2007] [Interactive DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Hammond
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £0.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SLOW SLOW and SLOW, 5 Dec. 2007
I bought this as a present for Christmas. Like most people, i tested it first in case it was faulty. Now, i don't know if it was just a fault on the DVD but, my whole perception of it was that it was slow and boring. Just like the other Interactive DVD's i have bought. I would not recommend this to anyone, my mother and i, as huge Top Gear fans, were bored within 5 minutes.

BEWARE!

Another note. This was played on a top of the range DVD recorder. Not cheap, nor old, as one reviewer suggests.


Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music
Top Gear - Seriously Cool Driving Music
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.95

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD...top songs, 26 Nov. 2007
If, unlike the previous reviewer, everytime you get in the car you do NOT want to drive faster than a speeding bullet and instead like to chill out and have a bit of a sing song behind the wheel, then this is a top choice of CD. No, it doesn't make you want to go 100mph. But that's probably a good thing. As chances are, if you're listening to this, you're probably not driving a Ferrari.

It's fun, it's got great songs on it, and it's the kind of CD you will want to sing along to.
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The Longest Night: The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941
The Longest Night: The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941
by Gavin Mortimer
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Account....a must read!, 26 Nov. 2007
As a keen WW2 enthusiast i grabbed this off the shelves of my local library when i saw it. And i didn't put it down again until i'd finished. I had to buy it. This book tells the story of the worse night of the Blitz and from the people who lived through it. It's one of the best books i've read on it's subject. Reading the eye witness accounts, it's hard to imagine anyone surviving it. It gives the accounts in graphic detail and is often hard to take in. It's a gritty book, but what do you expect of War? It also tells the story from a German Pilots' point of view.

All in all it's an invaluable addition to any history enthusiasts collection. Highly recommended and praise to the author.


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