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The Chalet Girls Grow Up: A Sequel to the Chalet School Series
The Chalet Girls Grow Up: A Sequel to the Chalet School Series
by Merryn Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.61

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could do better..., 9 May 2003
The chalet girls grew up - but the author clearly didn't! This could have been a really good book if only the characters at least remained rooted in the beginings given by EBD and perhaps had the occasional break from the unrelenting misery!
There is too much squeezed in here. no time for character development, just a rollercoaster ride from one crisis to another. Just as unrealistic as the origional series, but without the charm.
I've given it 2 stars because, even though I didn't like the book and think it flawed in lots of ways, I did keep turning the pages until the end (but then I find Hello! to be a bit of a page turner and I don't particularly like that about myself either!). There are far better Chalet school continuations available.


The Sweet Sound of Emma Kirkby
The Sweet Sound of Emma Kirkby
Offered by musica
Price: 14.99

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful voice!, 3 Feb 2003
Emma Kirkby is single-handedly responsible for the dramatic expansion in the classical section of my CD collection in recent years. Her voice is just marvellous - clear, pure and apparently effortless. Her sound has a touch of the clarity of the choirboy, but is much richer. An absolute joy to listen to.


The Life Sentence: John 3:16
The Life Sentence: John 3:16
by Andy Christofides
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A concise and accessible introduction to Christianity, 3 Feb 2003
This is a short book, it doesn't take long to read. But the rewards for a little time spent with this book are immense. There is an awful lot of understanding, thought, knowledge and (if you believe that the premise of John 3:16 is correct) truth, distiled into less than 100 pages.
The 'life sentence' of the title is John 3: 16 - 'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.' The author addresses what this sentence means, who is God, who is Jesus, his son, what did Jesus do and how does that affect us today. This book addresses the doubts and fears people may have about Christ, seriously, compassionately, and with a firm belief that the goods news of Jesus Christ is available for all.
An excellent book to give to anyone who would like to know more about the Christian faith and has doubts and questions which need to be answered intelligently.


Cloth for the Cradle: Worship Resources and Readings for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Cloth for the Cradle: Worship Resources and Readings for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
by John L. Bell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.37

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Useful Resource, 3 Feb 2003
This book proved an invaluable source for ideas when planning our Christmas contemplative service last year. It contains many thoughtful, often funny, readings, drama, meditations, responses and other 'fillers' for use in Advent and Christmas worship. Unfortunately, I didn't come accross this book until mid-December so only had limited usage. I intend to use it for service planning throughout Advent this coming year, as it covers all the themes throughout Advent pretty comprehensively.


Only You [VHS] [1995]
Only You [VHS] [1995]
VHS

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely, fluffy, feel-fantastic film!, 3 Feb 2003
This review is from: Only You [VHS] [1995] (VHS Tape)
One of my favourite films of all time, this is absolutely the ticket for a girly night in. Faith is about to get married when she takes a call from her fiance's friend 'Damon Bradley', which alters the course of her life completely. Off she flies to Italy, to try and find her destiny. The locations are beautiful; the plot, complex enough to maintain interest, yet standard enough to be satisfying; the heroine reasonably sympathetic and the hero just lovely. It's a well done variation of the boy meets girl story. Very satisfying.


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