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Charles: The Heart of a King
Charles: The Heart of a King
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative book on Prince Charles., 31 May 2015
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Excellent well researched book on the current day Prince Charles , his influences and interests. Informative about his charities. This is not a tabloid tell all so if you want that then chose another book, but it is for anyone who wants to understand our future King and how the monarchy will be positioned after Queen Elizabeth passes on


ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography
ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography
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2.0 out of 5 stars For football fans only, 13 Sept. 2014
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Lots of football insights into various teams, players tournaments and matches from the most successful manager in the English premier league
However for anyone with little insight into football most names mentioned mean nothing apart from the well known like Beckham and Rooney
Sir Alex gives little away about himself although he comes across as a loyal hard working man of principle


The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 14 Aug. 2014
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Well plotted, characters who you care about and who are given more depth in this second novel. I await the next book with anticipation


The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 11 May 2014
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Don't listen to the bad reviews
Read this and enjoy
I couldn't put it down
Bravo J K Rowling you are a great writer


There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll
There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the whole story?, 11 May 2014
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Interesting memoir of a rock journalist whose work has spanned the late 20th century from Led Zeppelin through to Lady Gaga in the 21st

Lisa clearly knows and loves music and had close relationships with those she has written about and toured with over the years.

Lisa however gives nothing away about herself and nothing new about her subjects

I was left feeling that there was a lot more she could have told us but then she would probably never eat lunch in this particular town again


Catch Your Death
Catch Your Death

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There is a reason why this is so cheap, 12 July 2011
This review is from: Catch Your Death (Kindle Edition)
Bought this for my kindle. The subject matter is interesting and the story at the start promised to be a good read but then it descended into far fetched rubbish worthy of a kitsch James Bond film complete with villains with bad breath ! I wonder whether having two authors with differing styles is at the bottom of this? Did one write the first bit and the other finish it off? Even at 95p or whatever it cost don't bother - I'm sure this is a marketing ploy to be able to call this novel 'best selling' book on kindle. Apologies for being negative but with kindle it is difficult to know what you are getting, had I picked this up hard copy and flicked through before buying I probably wouldn't have.
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Port Mortuary: Scarpetta 18
Port Mortuary: Scarpetta 18
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For fans only, 12 July 2011
I bought this some time ago at an airport but haven't picked it up until now on holiday. That probably tells you my expectations were low. If I had not read a Kay Scarpetta book before I think I would be completely baffled by the characters and references. This book seems to take for granted that readers are familiar with the characters and interested in the latest chapters in their lives. Written entirely from the viewpoint of Scarpetta this book is her thoughts and musings during a strange case in her new mortuary business. It's not clearly explained why Scarpetta should set up a new enterprise and then go and work for the military whilst CFC is being set up (sorry for the acronyms but read the book and you will get used to it!) or why she should leave her deputy to make a mess of the business; or why no one should tell her what was going on - surely the Scarpetta of old would have been more on the ball. So there are government intrigues, more unanswered questions about Benton, more nonsense about Lucy, Marino blabbing again and a good dose of technology plus the introduction of a new enemy (possibly) at the end of the story - oh and some unanswered questions about Scarpetta in South Africa in the past - baffling.


The World According To Bertie (44 Scotland Street)
The World According To Bertie (44 Scotland Street)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book - buy the series and enjoy, 26 Oct. 2008
This is a delightful book. Alexander McCall Smiths writing is wonderfully observant and you feel that he genuinely cares about his characters. If you are familiar with the No 1 ladies detective series novels and enjoy his writing and obvious love for Botwswana, then you will enjoy his thoughts on his home town of Edinburgh and the superb characters he has created. Start at the first novel 44 Scotland street and work forward to the latest. The characters are all recognisable for those familiar with Edinburgh society. I love the way in which the author can portray what Bertie is thinking as he tries to make sense of his mother Irene with her desire to treat Bertie as a project. From painting his room pink to avoid gender stereotyping, his visits to the psychologist Dr Fairbairn and Irene's attempts to explain his behaviour in Klenian terms, and his friends at the Rudolph Steiner school; the naughty Tofu, Bossy Olive and Larch and Hiawatha. All Bertie wants is to join the cubs and own a penknife!
Bertie and Irene are just two finely drawn characters in this series - whether it is Cyril the dog, Bruce the surveyor or the Glasgow Gangster Lard, all are perfect observations. Read and enjoy!


The Front (Winston Garano Series)
The Front (Winston Garano Series)
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Try Val McDermid instead, 26 Oct. 2008
I bought this book to take on holiday and wish I hadn't bothered. It is so disappointing that Patricia Cornwell has lost her magic. The plot was sketchy, the characters incomprehensible and she seemed to give up at the end with a lame solving of the 'crime'.
I wish I had read these reviews before buying.
I really liked Cornwell's early books and thought she lost her way with far fetched plots and characters by the end of the Scarpetta novels, so thought that this novel would be a fresh start - wrong.


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