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The Wild Cat Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats
The Wild Cat Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats
by Fiona Sunquist
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A great book about wild cats, 25 May 2015
A comprehensive, detailed and well written book about these stunning creatures. These cats habitats, appearances and size differ. The details about each cat is interesting and fascinating to read, illustrated with top quality photography. The pictures compliment the text written about ewch cat. Every possible detail included such as habitats and geographical distrubution of each cat. It is difficult to get close sighting of these creatures. All the main cats are featured. Wild cats are intriguing and fascinating to observe and read about. This is truly insightful book about these creatures and one of the best. The auhor knowledge is excellent.


War Babies
War Babies
by Annie Murray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Murray continues to impress me as an author, 16 May 2015
This review is from: War Babies (Paperback)
Ann Murray's forte is writing historical fiction. War Babies is another great piece of historical fiction I enjoyed. The tone is straight away set as it about a daughter Rachael and mother Peggy living in the streets of Birmingham. Set in the backdrop of World War 2, the novel tells story of Rachael, raised single handely by the mother Peggy. Life proved to be an uphill struggle, as you are about to find out. Plenty of hardships endured. The background of Rachael character is interesting and intriguing. It tells us about the relationship with the mother. Romance blossom as Racheal meets a lad Danny. How does Racheal life transform since meeting thr lad? The novel deeply looks at how the war transformed lives. It is unfolded in a drama. It vividly captures the events of what life was like during the war for ordinary folks at Birmingham. The characters are well developed and engaging. The story is very well written and easy to follow. It is filled with emotions. The author knows how to draw us info the characters. Murray deliever another great piece of historical fiction. I have developed a strong liking for the author. She writes stories that stay in your mind, which is a strong quality I look for in an author.


Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me
Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me
by Bernard Sumner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A great music autobiography, 9 May 2015
Bernard Sumner the frontman of New Order and a guitarist of Joy Division. The honestly and emotionals speaks highly of a fine and talent3d artist. The journey to the music industry started is insightful. Raised as a single child in the working class district of Salford. He led a turblent childhood, not academically bright and mischevious as a child. What inspired Bernard interest into music? Joy Division achieved phenomenal sucess during the 70s, the era of punk as legendary bands Pink Floyd established a strong presence. Joy Divison enjoyed massive success. The direction of the music shifted, Frontman Ian tragically died causing a profound effect on the band prompting new changes. New Order emerged, one of Manchester finest bands. The 80s marked a new era, as electro music became hugely popular. The autobiography tells you about the dynamics of band, which I found interesting and insightful. Bernard comes as a honest indvidual, who opens up a lot by talking about his upbringing and an insight into the music industry of the 70s and 80s. I would recommend the autobiography if you are into 70s and 80s music. I immensely enjoyed the autobiography.


Prayer for the Dead: Inspector McLean 5 (Inspector Mclean Mystery)
Prayer for the Dead: Inspector McLean 5 (Inspector Mclean Mystery)
Price: £6.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Maclean delievers another cracking and enthralling piece of crime fiction, 28 April 2015
James Oswald continues to get better with each novel he writes. Prayer for The dead shows he is one of the best in the crime fiction field without a shed of doubt. The novel is atmospheric, gripping, dark and compellingly written piece of crime fiction. The depth of knowledge demonstrated in the police procedures and processes is excellent. The character of Maclean is well developed and engaging. He is not known to follow correct police procedures, angering senior peers in the process. He is good at justifying his actions. Maclean is involved a sinsister case concerning a journalist found dead in a cave. What are the motives of the murder? There are dogdy dealings in property business leading to arson atracks amd murders. The plot is well developed and kept me enthralled for long periods. Maclean joins the ranks of other leading crime fiction writers. I would recommend if you are into qualiy crime crime fiction


Chris Ryan Extreme: Silent Kill: Extreme Series 4
Chris Ryan Extreme: Silent Kill: Extreme Series 4
by Chris Ryan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good action thriller, 26 April 2015
Chris Ryan is an accomplished action thriller as the latest novel Extreme: Silent Kill shows. He is an ex SAS troop and fought the Iraq war in tragic circumstances. He has experienced the dangers of war. His experience shows by using the character of legendary soldier Bald embarking on two highly dangerous missions involving the IRA and a ruthless mercenary thriving to overthrow government regiemes. The stories keep you enthralled for long periods with fast face, suspense and action. These elements are what makes a good action thriller. The depth of knowledge and wealth of experience is well reflected in the novel. It is a good action thriller. Chris Ryan is ranked highly as one of the best nation thriller writers. A good read. I would recommend for anyone who loves a fast pace and high adrenaline thriller. I enjoyed it and read in one gulp, as I was hooked to it.


Avengers: Age of Ultron [Blu-ray 3D]
Avengers: Age of Ultron [Blu-ray 3D]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Junior
Price: £20.00

10 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak, incoherent and confusing sequel, 25 April 2015
I am sorry to spoil the party. To be brutally honest, it fail to meet my high expectations. The first instalment is comparatively much better than a rather feeble sequel. I am always open minded and say it with my heart if I believe a movie is not to my liking. The whole point of reviewing is to express your own views and opinions. It fails to measure up to the sucess of the first installment. There are fundamental flaws expose in the film.

Avengers Assemble: Age of Ultron is based mostly in fictional Eastern Europe. It is a typical Marvel hero setting It is about a new threat facing the avengers known as Ultron. He is a robotic designed villain whose mission is to eradicate humanity for saving earth. There is a link between Stark and Ultron. What prompted such a negative review from me?

*The ideas and plot did not work for me at all. . Much more thinking and planning was required on the plot. It feels so rushed and crammed. Marvel hero movies on average last 2 and half hours. Time limit seems unjustified. It starts to gets incredibly boring at one point for me,
* The villain is weak as in the case of Ultron. Lorki appears a better villian. There is a comical touch to the character. No mention of the character at all. Does he exist at all? Maybe a different villian should have been introduced. Ultron is such an unconvincing villain and not so scary at all. The army of Ultron is so easy to beat and no competition for the Marvel heroes. Ultron is easily defeated.
* There are so many characters to make sense of. I could not understand the relevance of the newer characters. Sticking to the original characters of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Incredible Hulk and Hawkeye would have been better. Less is better than more as there would have been much more solid character development. The characters appear to be one dimensional. Saving the day weighs greater importance than personality. Although that is their primary objective, we need to observe a personal touch to the characters. Stark is known for sarcasm and annoying other members. This is absence from the film.
* The momentum of the movie is completely lost mid -way through. Script writers seem to be depleted of ideas by introducing old characters without a clear purpose. Samuel L Jackson, leader of shield introduced burst into the at ¾ of the movie in a warehouse. What is the point in this? It did not make any sense to me at all. He would have been better discarded. The character looks lost in the plot. The Shield organisation appears briefly and lack any purpose in context of the plot. The Avenger characters should been the main focus. The sequel is confused, incoherent and disjointed in many parts. It feels like an obligation for Marvel to add a sequel to build on the success of the first one for the sake of it.
* There is a lack of tension and excitement. I feel the action scenes are tedious and repititive. The Avengers should expand their repertoire of skills in action. I have seen it all before. It needed a fresh angle.
* The chemistry between Incredible Hulk and Black Widow is silly and annoying. I do not see the point in this at all.

I applaud Marvel for releasing a sequel. This is the only positive point.

I have seen many quality Marvel hero movies. This is by the far the weakest. It fails to fire in most cylinders for me at all. 2 out of 5 is my reflection of the movie. I am sorry to be incredibly negative. It did not pull it through for me on this ocasion. It is all hype, but did not deliever when it matters. I am not sure where the third instalment will head. I hope Marvel take their time in releasing the next instalment. The focus should be about better script writing and solid character development.
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Baking Made Easy
Baking Made Easy
by Lorraine Pascale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the baking book, 10 April 2015
This review is from: Baking Made Easy (Hardcover)
Lorraine Pascale is passionate about cooking. This book is well written. It offers a wide range of receipes to try out at the comfort of your home. The receipes are concisely written and easy to follow. It is a great starting point for beginners. I have browsed through the book and there are many receipe that I intend to do in the coming weeks. I love the book.


Meet Me Under the Clock
Meet Me Under the Clock
by Annie Murray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Murray delivers another great historical fiction, 10 April 2015
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Annie Murray’s forte is writing wonderful historical fiction pieces. Meet Me Under the Clock vividly recaptures the events of World War based at Birmingham. It focuses on a family, who are experiencing the scale of the war. The streets of Birmingham experienced terrifying air raids, where residents took shelter and buildings demolished. The historical tone is straight away set once you read the opening pages. The attention to detail are superb of the events surrounding the history affecting the country at the time. The focus on the lives of normal folks unfolded in drama. The characters are well developed and engaging. It is wonderful read for anyone who loves and appreciates a good historical fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is emotional and beautiful piece of writing from the author.


The Water Diviner [Blu-ray] [2015]
The Water Diviner [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Russell Crowe
Price: £17.00

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Russell Crowe shines, 6 April 2015
The Water Diviner is one of finest movies of Russell Crowe to date. It is a historical fictional drama film. It tells the story of an Australian farmer living in the outbacks. The film is based on World War 1. It is about Australian soldiers fighting a war known as Battle of Gallipoli. Joshua hears the news that his sons are fighting a war and not returned home from his wife. All presumed are dead. Unable to cope with grief, Eliza commits suicide. Joshua promises to bring back the sons to be buried alongside the wife. He travels on a long, dangerous and epic journey to find answers and achieve his objectives at Turkey. He is faced with barriers and resistant that affects what he seeks to achieve. How does he overcome this? Does he find any answers about the truth? What dangers does he face?

The Water Diviner is a well delivered historical film. The attention to details of the events unfolding about the historical period are accurately potrayed. There are scenes which some viewers may find distrubing, distressing and shocking. The scenes show bloodshed in battle warfare. The film is about one man journey of discovery and seeking answers with persistent. It is emotional, engaging and dramatic piece of film making. It kept me absorbed throughout. If you express an interest in historical fiction films, I would recommend The Water Diviner.
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'71 [Blu-ray]
'71 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Jack O'Connell
Price: £10.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 71 review, 29 Mar. 2015
This review is from: '71 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The year 1971 was a very troubled year for Northern Ireland. Riots erupted between Catholic Nationalists and Protestants Loyalists. They lived side by side, where violence escalated. Absolute chaos and mayhem swept the streets of Belfast as you can imagine. 71 recaptures the horrifying and terrifying days of how the presence of British troops patrolling the streets unfolded. It is a historical based thriller.

It tells the story of how this dangerous mission began. The British Unit deployed under the inexperienced leadership of Armitage. The unit face a mammoth task of controlling the situation. New recruit Gary Hook, the youngest recruit gets a taste of being a frontline troop. He faces a dangerous situation. He has been left separated. Riots immediately erupt on the streets. The British troops are forced to retreat, as the situation is beyond contol and their lives are at risk. One fragility reported as known IRA members fire. Hook is on the run from IRA terrorists who are on hunt for British soldiers and planting bomb attacks. The film show the scale of the problem at the time. The situation was increasingly volatile at Belfast, where streets were unsafe. Hooks faces a battle of survival against some extremely dangerous individuals. The film focuses on Hook's experience as a soldier. How did the British unit rescue the missing soldier? Intelligence gathering became important. An immediate investigation was conducted on the operation raising a few concerns.

71 is a dark, gritty, tense and enthralling piece of film making. It tells the story on how it actually happened. 1971 was the darkest and bleakest day of Northern Ireland. The movie provides a harsh and accurate reflection of the events unfolding in the country. It kept me enthralled throughout. Some viewers will find the film distrubing and distressing to watch. There are violences and bloodshed scenes. It is powerful piece of film making showing a dark side of humanity's. A well delivered thriller. It is not something I would watch again if I am being honest. It stays in your mind questioning society. I hope there is ever lasting piece in society. 4 stars is a fair reflection.


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