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Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble
Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble
Price: £2.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Crumble, 4 Jan. 2013
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Christmas Crumble - Just rubbish; very poor story & badly told. No wonder it was free!! Wouldn't buy her again.
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How to Read the Qur'an
How to Read the Qur'an
by Mona Siddiqui
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light on the Qur'an, 12 July 2010
This review is from: How to Read the Qur'an (Paperback)
A little book, well written (see her review of Nomad by Ali), which helps understand fact & fiction about the Muslim faith. She presents a calm, fair & future-looking analysis.


Selected Poems (Vintage Classics)
Selected Poems (Vintage Classics)
by Anna Akhmatova
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A View of Russia, 26 Mar. 2010
I re-found her writings by reading a book on Russian history covering the period of her life, only to realise just how strong-willed, strong-minded and courageous a woman, wife and mother she was, suffering the suspicions of the Czar before the horrendous cruelties of the Stalinist persecutions. Extracts from her work brought out what was happening to the people of Russia in a wonderfully poignant and moving way through her poetry. I needed a collection of her work, and behold, a publication appeared. I am delighted by it.


David Golder
David Golder
by Irène Némirovsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nemirovsky, 26 Mar. 2010
This review is from: David Golder (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book to read, & perhaps to consider alongside your understanding of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. As a Jewess, a member of an ex Russian, rich banking family, a fully integrated citizen in pre-war France, Irene Nemirovsky is wonderfully placed to capture the many facets of David Golder, a rich Jew who came up the hard way from very humble geginnings, but who turns out to be a more complex, and even a more sympathetic character, than one first assumes. Again, a wonderfully written book.


All Our Worldly Goods
All Our Worldly Goods
by Irène Némirovsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nemirovsky, 26 Mar. 2010
This review is from: All Our Worldly Goods (Paperback)
The author Irene Nemirovsky is a real find. I love her gentle but compelling prose, the qiet but very observant characterisation, following multi nuances in relationships. As a migrant, she fully integrated into & understood the french character & its class setting.

A wonderful read even in today's times.


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