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A Year Of Songs
A Year Of Songs
Price: £5.00

34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, 10 Nov. 2015
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I've always known that Alexander can sing - there was enough evidence from Armstrong & Miller onwards - but it's wonderful to hear his velvety baritone unleashed at last, and showcased in a carefully chosen collection of songs. The orchestrations and production are excellent. All round a thoroughly good debut. I look forward to more.
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Land of the Midnight Sun: My Arctic Adventures
Land of the Midnight Sun: My Arctic Adventures
by Alexander Armstrong
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 4 Nov. 2015
I really enjoyed this. It tells the story of how the television programme Land of the Midnight Sun was made, but can equally be read independently of watching that. Told with Armstrong's customary wit and insight, it's a fascinating description of the places and people he visits, as well as an insight into TV programme making. Highly recommended.


Republic or Death!: Travels in Search of National Anthems
Republic or Death!: Travels in Search of National Anthems
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly addictive, 2 Nov. 2015
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Who knew national anthems could be this fascinating? An excellent travelogue, often in less explored corners of the globe, tracking the history of national anthems as a genre through specific examples. Highly recommended.


What the **** is Normal?!
What the **** is Normal?!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, moving, thoughtful - what's not to like?, 5 Jun. 2014
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I loved this book. It's a mixture of autobiography and the story of how Francesca realised that being "normal" wasn't such an important aspiration after all. Every young person with body issues should read it - and plenty of us who're older too!


Randy (The Trouble Trilogy Book 2)
Randy (The Trouble Trilogy Book 2)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, 5 Jan. 2014
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I was pretty sure I'd enjoy Randy, having loved Horn. In fact, it was fantastic. I finished it within 24 hours of starting, so keen was I to find out what happened. The subject matter is a lot more serious than in Horn, but with the same witty and wry first-person writing style. Deserves to be widely read, though I would suggest reading Horn first to ensure you're familiar with the characters.


Maggie & Me
Maggie & Me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 6 Nov. 2013
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Maggie And Me is engaging, evocative, and moving. I was gripped by Damian's story of growing up "different" from other children in so many ways, and his strength in being himself throughout. A wonderful book.


Marriage Material
Marriage Material
by Sathnam Sanghera
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and humorous, 30 Sept. 2013
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Marriage Material revisits many of the themes of The Boy With the Topknot: family, culture, religion, clashes between generations, immigration and racial tensions. Alternately touching and humorous, it conveys the necessary information for non-Sikhs to understand cultural references easily. I got a real sense of the claustrophobia of small shop life, and of being the only Asian in a school class otherwise composed of white boys. Highly recommended.


A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home
A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the insomnia, Mr Arnopp, 26 Oct. 2012
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This paranormal horror story takes the form of a letter from a former occupant of your house, warning you about the danger you will face there. I read it in one sitting, simultaneously excited and terrified to discover what the next page would bring. I don't want to say too much about the plot, for fear of spoiling the surprises, but suffice it to say I don't think I'll sleep well tonight! The suspense builds up wonderfully as the letter proceeds.

A bargain at the price, and ideal for Hallowe'en or for horror fans at any time of year.


Sparks
Sparks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny sci-fi. What's not to like?, 6 Oct. 2012
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This could have been a massively over-complicated, hard to follow story. The fact that it's not is down to David Quantick's skill as a writer. The characters are well-drawn and distinctive, and the eponymous anti-hero is likeable in his particularly miserable and depressing way.

As others have already said, Douglas Adams comparisons are inevitable in the "comic sci-fi" genre. On the whole though, Sparks comes out of things well. There are many phrases and sentences, indeed whole paragraphs, that could stand alongside the best of Adams' writing.

I LOLoud several times, chuckled multiple times, and grinned wryly very many times. This book is funny.

Really. Buy it. You'll like it.


Beast In The Basement
Beast In The Basement
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tense psychological thriller, 29 Sept. 2012
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I expected Beast In The Basement to be a straightforward horror story. It's certainly not.

The protagonist, a reclusive author completing work on a phenomenally successful franchise of children's novels, will lead you through a suspense-filled journey of twists, turns, and surprises. I didn't see them coming, and yet they didn't seem contrived - a sign of Jason Arnopp's skilful writing.

I would definitely recommend Beast In The Basement if you enjoy tense psychological thrillers. And without spoilering, it might leave you with some important messages...


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