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Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful 1)
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful 1)
by Jamie McGuire
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just a disaster, 13 July 2013
Comes across like a poorly written fanfiction. Characters lack depth, warmth and likability. Shame as it opened with an exciting fight scene, which soon lacked credibility due to the sensationalist writing, which became overly dramatic.
My advice: Burn before reading.
Don't waste your money.


The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
by Maureen Lindley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, 22 Oct. 2011
Who wouldn't be intrigued with the life of a Chinese Princess turned Cross-Dressing Spy.

By the end of the book you feel a real connection with the Eastern Jewel. The story is face paced, turbulent and exciting. The life of the Princess is brought beautifully to life and you can easily travel along with her through her various miss-adventures. I wouldn't usually read anything quite as sexually fuelled, but it glamorised it and kept the details minimal. A fantastic insight into a complicated life in a world I never knew existed.

It will take pride of place on my bookshelf and make fabulous dinner time conversation.


The Courtesan and the Samurai: Historical Romance
The Courtesan and the Samurai: Historical Romance
by Lesley Downer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A time forgotten., 22 Oct. 2011
I would highly recommend this title as well as Lesley Downer's other fictional story 'The Last Concubine'

What I love about Downer's novels is the basis they have in History. Well research and beautifully presented in spell binding text that literally transports you to an era that time forgot. This particular story begins in two strands that Downer expertly intertwines. It has violence, friendship, loss, betrayal, romance and enough twists to keep you hooked.


Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
by Kang Chol-Hwan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Voice, 22 Oct. 2011
A truly remarkable account of a life fraught with fear, famine and survival. The fact this is a biographic account makes it moving and shocking. I would highly recommend this for anyone wanting to broaden their horizons and learn more about the world's most isolated society. The brave voice of the author gives a voice to the people of North Korea and adds weight through his personal experience throughout. An important archive of a history shrouded in silence.

In some ways this book is left open ended - only time will tell the eventual fate of those left beyond the border.

I beg you to buy this book, educate yourself and then beseech others to do the same.


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