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Times Tables Tests Book 2 (of 2): Key Stage 2, Years 3 - 6 (Answer Books also available)
Times Tables Tests Book 2 (of 2): Key Stage 2, Years 3 - 6 (Answer Books also available)
by Hilary Koll
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
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very useful for consolidating the basics


Eastpak Benchmark Pouch - Chuppachop Red
Eastpak Benchmark Pouch - Chuppachop Red
Price: £8.00

4.0 out of 5 stars great quality - but a little smaller than I was ..., 2 July 2014
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great quality - but a little smaller than I was expecting.


Sekonda Boys/Youth's Black Silicon Strap Watch Black Dial 3390
Sekonda Boys/Youth's Black Silicon Strap Watch Black Dial 3390
Price: £19.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 19 Jun 2014
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Very smart, easy to read, a nice feel to the strap - makes a great first watch for our 10-yr-old.


Explore Everything: Place-hacking the City
Explore Everything: Place-hacking the City
by Bradley Garrett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating glimpse into a secret world, 20 May 2014
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A fascinating glimpse of the world of urban exploration. Slightly odd mish mash of styles, sliding between academic discourse and more straight forward narration - but it's both questioning & interesting. As a fiction writer myself I thought some of the very dramatic material could have been told in a more involving way - there were opportunities for tension & suspense that weren't explored (exploited some might say). But all in all, found it very interesting.


A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1 (Knausgaard)
A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1 (Knausgaard)
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars A Death in the Family, 13 Nov 2013
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A wonderfully thoughtful, meditative book about life, death and family ties - and the driving ambition to BE something - to be an artist. A snapshot of a middle-class Norwegian childhood and teen years. Painfully honest and compulsively readable.


The Besieged: A Story of Survival
The Besieged: A Story of Survival
by Caroline Walton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Readable, 22 Sep 2011
This is a strikingly vivid book, full of atmosphere and ideas. It's the account of one stiflingly hot summer, when the writer Caroline Walton travelled around Leningrad interviewing survivors of the 41-44 siege, most of whom were children or teenagers at the time of the blockade. Some of the most memorable portraits are of artists, musicians, performers. When a city has no water, no power, subzero temperatures, starvation-level rations - how do people find the strength to perform plays and concerts? The performance in '42 of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony is the most celebrated example but there were many others, and the book returns again and again to theme that art is not a luxury in times of privation, it's as necessary as bread. Walton weaves skillfully between past and present. The voices of the surviving blokadniki ring out from these pages, but we also get an intriguing glimpse of life in present-day Russia. Fascinating. Beautifully written, too.


The Longshot
The Longshot
by Katie Kitamura
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.35

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hemingway is back - and this time he's a woman, 9 Jun 2009
This review is from: The Longshot (Paperback)
The Longshot A wonderful debut novel - spare, beautifully written, absolutely convincing in the details. The action follows Cal and his trainer Riley as they prepare for a crucial fight in Mexico, a rematch with the legendary champion, Riviera. Cal has never been knocked out and he thinks he's in with a chance of winning this time. But when he finally comes face to face with his opponent all he can see is the capacity for pure violence, and the fear rushes in. The account of the last day and then the fight itself is utterly gripping. It's a small book, but its scope is vast. Ostensibly it's about a boxing match but as you read you realise it's about much more than that - success and failure, getting older, mental strength, life itself. Highly recommended. A writer to watch.


Alphabet
Alphabet
by Kathy Page
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars seriously readable, 3 Aug 2004
This review is from: Alphabet (Hardcover)
Alphabet is the story of Simon Austen, a handsome, intelligent, damaged young man serving life for a murder he DID commit. The story is about his painful struggle to come to terms with what he has done, to connect with his own emotions and allow himself to feel and, ultimately, to love. I was gripped first of all by the pitch perfect tone of the narration. Simon's dry, bitter, humourous voice evokes the harsh environment of British prisons in the 1980s and takes us through his own battles to "progress" through the system and ultimately get parole. My sense of the authenticity of the research is backed up by the fact that there is an admiring quote from Lifer & one-time Guardian columnist Erwin James on the dustjacket. Following the twists and turns in Simon's story there were moments when my breath was quite literally taken away by what was happening. And the ending is both uplifting and utterly unpredictable. This is both a serious and very readable work.


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