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Imperium (Cicero Trilogy)
Imperium (Cicero Trilogy)
by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 24 Nov. 2015
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Classic Cars 2016 Calendar: Retro Dreams of Yesterday
Classic Cars 2016 Calendar: Retro Dreams of Yesterday
by Orange Circle Studio
Edition: Calendar

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Nov. 2015
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Pompeii
Pompeii
by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Nov. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Sept. 2015
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The Killjoy
The Killjoy
by Anne Fine
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling and extraordinary, 2 Mar. 2014
This review is from: The Killjoy (Paperback)
Anne Fine usually writes comedies. They're perceptive, often cruelly so, but usually her books are very, very funny indeed. This one is quite different. It's dark from start to finish, with only the regular flashes of sarcasm and drollery on the part of the first person male narrator to keep it from being almost too sinister and tense-making to read. The ending, too, is not for the faint-hearted. It's brilliantly written. The story unfolds quite calmly and clearly from start to finish. The dry academic voice is faultless. It's a far cry from all her other work, but if you're brave enough, give it a go.


In Cold Domain
In Cold Domain
by Anne Fine
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievabl, 2 Mar. 2014
This review is from: In Cold Domain (Paperback)
How does Anne Fine get into the heads of so many different sorts of people? She is an astonishing novelist. Here we have frustrated Mrs Collet, - not the most natural mother - for ever still being nagged or bothered by her four grown up children. She can't help taking her irritation out on their idyllic childhood garden, slashing and burning till it looks, as her son William says, as barren as the Russian steppes. Fine's depiction of Mrs Collett's gay son William, compared to his older lover Caspar, is brilliantly done. (I was reminded of the great gulf in attitudes between pre- and post-feminist revolution women. ) As usual with Fine's work, it's amazingly funny. I burst out laughing so many times on the commute that people were craning to see what I was reading.


Taking The Devil's Advice
Taking The Devil's Advice
by Anne Fine
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and very acute, 2 Mar. 2014
Anyone who's ever been married will enjoy this book. We hear Oliver's version of events, but also Constance's, and though they don't disagree on any of the facts of their long, failed marriage, the way they look at things is so different that you can see why things went wrong. It's extraordinarily funny. The plot is divinely sorted out - layer on layer but always so easy to follow. And the passage about the feelings of loss after divorce are immensely true and moving. And the portraits of the two children in the family are superb. Highly, highly recommended.


Our Precious Lulu
Our Precious Lulu
by Anne Fine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars sister, sisters, 2 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Our Precious Lulu (Paperback)
Anne Fine absolutely excels at writing about sisters, and she's good on step families as well. So put the two together and you have a rattling good tale of sibling rivalry, bitterness and - another of Fine's specialities - revenge. I couldn't put it down. And the ending really satisfied and surprised me.


All Bones And Lies
All Bones And Lies
by Anne Fine
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Very clever and very funny, 2 Mar. 2014
This review is from: All Bones And Lies (Paperback)
I'm a huge Anne Fine fan, and have decided that this one - though the most complicated in plot - is absolutely one of her best. Somehow, she has managed to be both heartwarming and cruel, all at the same time. Her observations about the selfishness of one marvellously depicted and selfish old bat (voiced through her shy protagonist Colin), are astute to an astonishing degree. The book is extremely funny. The Daily Mail said it's a recommended read for anyone trying to find a way through the frustrations of caring for an elderly relative to a place where love can survive to the bitter end. That's why I bought it. And it has proved just that. I cannot recommend it highly enough,


Jamie and Angus Together
Jamie and Angus Together
by Anne Fine
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous bedtime stories, 29 Aug. 2010
She's a lovely writer who I always thought wrote for older children. But these are perfect bedtime stories.Jamie lives in a normal, gentle family and he does all the things my children do, but each story somehow ends up charming and funny. The stories are just the right length, too. Can't recommend this highly enough as perfect bedtime reading for anyone from 4 to 6. Sweet pictures too from Penny Dale (the Ten in a Bed illustrator).


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