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The Harbour
The Harbour
by Francesca Brill
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.84

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Harbour, 4 July 2012
This review is from: The Harbour (Paperback)
The Harbour transports you to another time and place, lyrically and powerfully evoked, of Hong Kong before the war and during the Japanese occupation. Stevie, the main character, is utterly believable and inspiring in her courage, her struggle, her desire to bear witness but also in her desire to live life to the utmost despite great risk. The moral compromises, the complications of love, the horror of occupation - these are themes enough, but Francesca Gill also gives us the political background to the situation in which Stevie finds herself, thereby adding a satisfying layer of historical research very lightly but effectively placed. The book does not gloss over the terrifying realities of the war, it evokes a bombed cityscape brilliantly, but nor does it get lost in it - the human relationships ultimately triumph over the dehumanising effects of war. This is a book to savour, an enriching and thought-provoking story told with delicacy and power.


Deceptions
Deceptions
by Rebecca Frayn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.74

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deceptions, 27 May 2010
This review is from: Deceptions (Paperback)
A tense, compelling read, evocatively written and haunting about a shocking truth. Don't start it if you have a lot to do because it won't let you put it down.


Creativity Now: Get Inspired, Create Ideas and Make Them Happen - Now!
Creativity Now: Get Inspired, Create Ideas and Make Them Happen - Now!
by Jurgen Wolff
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jurgen's creativity boost, 7 April 2010
I have followed and been inspired by Jurgen's work for over ten years now. This book is incredibly helpful if you have hit a sticky patch or need some tools to help you refine an idea. A great read.


Focus: The Power of Targeted Thinking
Focus: The Power of Targeted Thinking
by Jurgen Wolff
Edition: Paperback

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Focus your Creativity, 26 May 2008
FOCUS is the latest offering from Jurgen Wolff to help us get the most from our lives, whether that be a desire to write a Booker Prize Winner or training our children to clear up after themselves so that we have more time to do the things we really want to do. I have employed Wolff's techniques over the past ten years and found them both practical and inspirational - a rare quality that results in lots of creative productivity that might otherwise be wasted or, at least, less 'focused'. I found this book very easy to read, amusing and a great resource for those moments when one's brain needs a little push in the right direction. The book also ties in with Wolff's internet sites from which he runs courses, sends e-bulletins and has a range of useful resources for anyone wanting to actually get the most from their lives whatever their situation.


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