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Mrs. H. N. Robinson "hilvary" (Lymington, Hants United Kingdom)
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Q &  A
Q & A
by Vikas Swarup
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Q & A (filmed as Slumdog Millionaire), 13 Sept. 2009
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I felt that this book was more gently written than the explosion which is the film. It goes through the questions that the main character was asked in the Indian version of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' in the order in which he was asked them. Each chapter gives an exlanation as to how he knew the answer. The violence is more muted than in the film.
A very readable book.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, 13 Sept. 2009
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A fascinating novel set in Guernsey during the Second
World War. As little is known of the circumstances
this not only sheds light on the suffering of the
inhabitants but is a good yarn.


Scuba Dancing (Transita)
Scuba Dancing (Transita)
by Nicola Slade
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Scuba Dancing Nicola Slade, 24 July 2009
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This is an entertaining book about an
ageing group of residents who
'make things happen' for themselves.
I'd recommend it for a light summer read.
It made me laugh. There were
lots of characters though.


Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and the Mona Lisa
by James Mayhew
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn about Great Works of Art without knowing you're learning., 18 Jun. 2009
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A little picture and story paperback that informs
young readers about famous works of art
without being academic. Great!


The Jolly Postman
The Jolly Postman
by Allan Ahlberg
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Jolly Postman, 10 Mar. 2009
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This a delightful book where the postman delivers
letters to various fairytale characters.
Each letter is in an envelope and able to
be taken out and read too. Small children [3-5]
love to take the letters out and put them back.
It can be an example for older children [7-10] on
how to set out a letter and what to say in it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Girl's washbag/vanity case, 8 Feb. 2009
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My 6 year old granddaughter was delighted with
her new wash bag. It is pink and has fairies
on it - what more could a girl ask for!


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5.0 out of 5 stars ideal boy's gift, 29 Jan. 2009
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My grandson was well pleased with his new
washbag when he visited me recently. He is
8 years old and keen on football. Talk about
killing two birds with one stone!


Arthur and George
Arthur and George
by Julian Barnes
Edition: Paperback

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Craftsmanship at its best!, 7 April 2006
This review is from: Arthur and George (Paperback)
Julian Barnes has cleverly woven his story using known facts about the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and documents which actually exist. Clearing the name of George Edalji became an inspiration for Doyle after the death of his first wife. This is such an interesting phenomenon as I know people who have taken up a cause after losing a loved one and it has kept them from the depths of despair. Barnes certainly draws on life's experiences and describes them well. He has chosen to make up the parts which can never be known about, for example his affair with Jean whilst his wife was still alive.
Julian Barnes is a master storyteller, as was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who keeps you interested right to the very end of the book. I could not put it down!


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