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Sophie Scott Goes South
Sophie Scott Goes South
by Alison Lester
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.68

5.0 out of 5 stars I true beautiful gem., 18 Jan. 2015
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A truly inspiring and beautiful book to share and discuss together with your children. Perfect when they are studying the Antarctic in school. We love the mixture of illustrations and photographs and the diary through the eyes of a child. I'd highly recommend this lovely book.

Love And Life
Love And Life

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love@1st listen, 2 Oct. 2003
This review is from: Love And Life (Audio CD)
This is Mary J. with a bit more lip gloss on. The production is slick and impressive and the album's a mixture of funky stuff and slower tunes.
There's less angst than on her previous albums, and that's no bad thing. (At least there's no song about PMS this time!)
There's plenty to dance to;
"Love@1st sight" is one of the best tracks. It's her new single. "Let me be the 1" with 50 cent is also fantastic and infact much of the first half of the album is. No-one does this stuff better than Mary J.
Then it all slows down a little and you get a bit more of the old Mary...And life's still tough for her... " it's a wrap" is a song you're gonna love if you've ever dumped a cheating boyfriend.... "friends" is a bitter song about a lousy mate, and there's a couple of slushy numbers too. (Although one or two of them seem to just fizzle out rather than actually end).
If you liked the old Mary J, you're gonna love the slightly happier and glossier version.

A Married Man
A Married Man
by Catherine Alliott
Edition: Paperback

55 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for predictable endings, 4 Sept. 2003
This review is from: A Married Man (Paperback)
Couldn't predict the "twist" in the ending ? I'm amazed by the other reviews. I saw it coming like a ten tonne truck!
This is a fun book that's ideal for lazying by the pool or on the beach.
It tells the story of a woman left to cope with life, children and her emotions after the death of her husband.
She uproots from her city life ( for all kinds of reasons) and heads for the countryside. There she meets some rather stereotyped, posh rural characters ( her husband's family). She also falls for a married man.
The plot is a bit lame. But there are some genuinely touching moments. The author does bring some credibility to the novel with some poignant and emotional moments. At times there is some real writing from the heart.
It's pure chick-lit ( albeit the topic is a bit more grown-up than the usual " I can't find Mr. right" plot). Don't expect anything else.

Dangerously in Love
Dangerously in Love
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Price: £3.89

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not what you think, 4 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Dangerously in Love (Audio CD)
Like just about everyone else I bought the album because of the single " Crazy in love" ...
But the album just doesn't live up to that single. If you were hoping for a funky album packed with tracks just like that one, forget it.
To be fair the first 3 tracks are good ( they include Crazy in Love, and Naughty girl- which is great) but after that it all turns a bit slushy and at times even a bit whiney!
The track with Luther is lovely and it's not that the rest of the slow stuff is terrible, it's just disappointing.
Destiny's Child's last album was similar in a way. There were some really funky tracks and a whole lot of slush ( way too much for me).... and Beyonces is the same. Both albums have too many tracks on as well.
That said, the album does redeem itself with " Bonny and Clyde" and " Work it out" tagged on at the end. It's Beyonce at her finest.
Listen to it first, 'cos I'd lay money on it, it's not what you think.

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