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K. L. Naylor "karen naylor" (West Yorkshire, UK)
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Ghost Stories and How to Write Them
Ghost Stories and How to Write Them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and informative read, 26 Aug 2014
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In her easy style, Kathleen mixes her own ghost stories with advice on how to write them and the 3 main types of ghost story. She believes that all have to have a beginning (the main character has a problem and story to resolve this through their actions), a middle (before the problem gets better, things get in the way) and an end (the issue is resolved). The 3 main types are epic, tragedy and comedy.

Her expertise as a writer for Womag means that she thinks there are 3 ghost story types for this market and story rules for each of these three, which she reveals in the book.

An entertaining and informative book, if a little on the short side. 9/10


Harry Potter Braided rope, platted Leather bracelet, Snitch Angel Wings, Owl, Deathly Hallows Charm Bracelet
Harry Potter Braided rope, platted Leather bracelet, Snitch Angel Wings, Owl, Deathly Hallows Charm Bracelet
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Price: £1.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter braided bracelet, 4 Jun 2014
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Product arrived promptly and in good order and my teenage daughter, a HUGE HP fan, loves it and wears it constantly


Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
Price: £8.49

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who trivial pursuit, 4 Jun 2014
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Product arrived promptly and in good order and can be used in conjunction with the regular trivial pursuit board or on its own as a travel game.


The Book Thief
The Book Thief
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Book Thief, 29 May 2014
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is set in Nazi Germany and the unusual narrator is Death. He tells the tale of Liesel Memenger, a young girl sent to live with a German couple by her 'communist' mother. The relationships between Liesel and her adoptive parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann, form the basis for this evocative book, but all along the spectre of Nazi Germany haunts them as much as Death himself.

Liesel does not want to live with the Hubermann's and the hard rules of Rosa make the transition difficult, but the quiet understanding of Hans brings her out of herself and they soon begin to use words to form a strong bond. Liesel also makes friends with her young neighbour Rudy Steiner, a beautiful character obsessed with Jesse Owens who, like Liesel and Hans, show the caring side of humanity in stark contrast to the inhumanity of the other characters in the book, from committed Nazi's to those who turn a blind eye to the suffering of others in order to save their own skins.

There are many stories within the story too. For example, we witness a committed Nazi sympathiser shopkeeper turn into a woman bowed by grief due to the actions of her only remaining son and Hans himself has an illuminating backstory which is only revealed when Max Vandenburg comes to stay, putting the family at great risk as he is Jewish. Hans is in debt to Max's father who saved his life in the First World War and through these dangerous circumstances, Liesel soon comes to love her new secret friend, who whitewashes over his talisman, a copy of Mein Kampf, to write and illustrate her a story as a gift when he has nothing else he can give. It is moments like these, the minutiae of everyday life in Nazi Germany, that makes this book so special, because when combined with the terrible events that affect the ordinary people caught up in the war, we can see and feel history and herein lies the skill of Zusak. The Australian author has said that the book was inspired by two real life events that his parents told him about; the bombing of Munich and a teenage boy offering bread to an emaciated Jew being marched through the streets that ended with both the boy and the Jewish prisoner being whipped by a soldier.

A number one New York Times bestseller, the book is marketed for both older children and adults and I believe this book is a fine example of a novel that crosses readerships. It should be read by all and this life-affirming, thought-provoking story will live on in your mind long after you have turned the last page.

Truly a book that should be read by all. 10/10

#TheBookThief #MarkusZusak


Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
Halo 4 (Xbox 360)
Offered by Digitalville UK
Price: £11.91

4.0 out of 5 stars Halo 4, 24 Jan 2014
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Product arrived promptly and in good order. My son requested this game specifically so that he could play on-line with his friends as they had it and he has had hours of fun with it.


Supernatural - Season 6 Complete [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Supernatural - Season 6 Complete [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jared Padalecki
Offered by Sent2u
Price: £13.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural S6, 24 Jan 2014
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Product arrived promptly and in good order. I love Supernatural and cannot recommend it highly enough. Long may it stay on our screens.


Perfect Match
Perfect Match
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Match, 24 Jan 2014
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This was a subject I would not normally read about, but as it was a Jodi Picoult book, I read it any way as I love her writing. It was a difficult but good read.


The Tenth Circle
The Tenth Circle
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Tenth Circle, 24 Jan 2014
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This was a good book, but not as good as some of Jodi's other novels. I wished I had not ordered it for the Kindle when it came to viewing the cartoon strips as they were too small to read properly and this distracted somewhat for me.


Now That's What I Call Music! 86
Now That's What I Call Music! 86
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Price: £7.40

3.0 out of 5 stars NTW86, 24 Jan 2014
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Product arrived promptly and in good order. There are some excellent songs on this cd, but there are also some terrible ones too. I would recommend buying a different compilation.


The Heat [DVD]
The Heat [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sandra Bullock
Price: £6.20

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heat dvd, 24 Jan 2014
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Product arrived promptly and in good order. Ordered this using my Christmas money because the movie had such positive press when it was out in the cinema. It has some funny bits, but did not live up to the hype.


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