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The Little French Guesthouse: The perfect feel good summer read (La Cour des Roses Book 1)
The Little French Guesthouse: The perfect feel good summer read (La Cour des Roses Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars I guess it would be OK for a light holiday read if you like that sort of thing but I started skimming early ..., 29 Jun. 2016
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Hmm maybe I am too old for chick lit now! I guess it would be OK for a light holiday read if you like that sort of thing but I started skimming early on and don't think I will finish it. I found Rupert's interest into the lead characters sex life early on a bit tacky and creepy given that they had only known one another for a week or so and at 46 (Gloria) is surely not an ageing old hag? Still, trying to be positive, it is nice to dream about living and working in a lovely French village for a while rather than the boring humdrum most of us deal with on a daily basis....


I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics)
I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics)
by Dodie Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unable to finish, 28 April 2015
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I am unable to write a full and comprehensive review becasue I gave up on this tedious book at page 39 after having scanned several pages prior to doing so. It is rare I find myself unable to finish a book but this unfortunately was not for me. Perhaps those who consider the book to be a classic would argue that I should have persevered to the end but I just could not get into the style of it. Each to their own.


ALL EXPENSES PAID (Fact meets Fiction)
ALL EXPENSES PAID (Fact meets Fiction)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Parts of it sounded like they were mere fantasy and I found I was ..., 21 July 2014
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The subtitle 'fact meets fiction' kept popping into my mind whilst reading the (poorly written) book. Exactly what was the factual content? Parts of it sounded like they were mere fantasy and I found I was not at all convinced. OK, maybe it's me and I have far more regard for my personal safety than the author who although she wisely gave Axl the slip (but then seemed to hanker after his reappearance) blithely got into a car with a complete stranger and allowed herself to be driven to a party whilst being followed by his crazy, and erratic, companion. I kept worrying that she was about to be driven off the road, attacked and left for dead! I would like to think that there is still much fun to be had at 80+ though although I am not at all sure that Betty actually existed.
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Cousins [DVD] [1989]
Cousins [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Ted Danson
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5.0 out of 5 stars great film, 10 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Cousins [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
This is one of my favourite films. It is dated now of course but still a really good feel good film. Ted Danson is such a natural and teh ending is just how it should be.


Wuthering Heights [DVD] [1992]
Wuthering Heights [DVD] [1992]
Dvd ~ Juliette Binoche
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Price: £4.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful, 10 Feb. 2014
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This was a dreadful adaptation. It lacked all the passion of the book . I gave it to a charity shop


The Woman Upstairs
The Woman Upstairs
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars dull, 10 Feb. 2014
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I kept reading to see what the betrayal would be ( I guessed it well before the end anyway and wanted to see if my hunch was correct ) but I skimmed most of the book. Yes it made a change to frothy chick lit and the usual twee two dimensional characters in that none of the characters here were at all likeable. The main character annoyed me by being a complete walkover, she seemed angry and I felt she really needed to get a life of her own rather than attach herself to that of others. I also found her doting on the child a bit weird and unsettling. In short, it made me feel uncomfortable. Perhaps that was the intention?


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