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Angelology
Angelology
by Danielle Trussoni
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Dismal!, 4 Nov 2013
This review is from: Angelology (Paperback)
I spent 50p on this book in a charity shop and unfortunately it was not worth even that.

The writing is lumpen and full of silly mistakes(dispair as opposed to despair)for example.The story was muddled and boring and I nearly gave up halfway through but carried on to the end which was obviously set up for a sequel,heaven help us(no irony intended!).
I would like to give credit where it is due but there are no positives to this book as far as my experience of reading it is concerned.


Point Of Origin (Scarpetta Novels)
Point Of Origin (Scarpetta Novels)
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Real let-down....., 22 April 2013
This book was limp and unenthusiasticly written.It felt as though the writer was going through the motions of writing another Scarpetta book. She should not have bothered. The plot was slow and unexciting, the characters one dimensional and even the murder of one of the main characters was not enough to create any excitement.The book reads as though the author would be relieved if all of them were killed.As Carrie Gretham may not have, after all, been killed at the end,maybe she can come back in the next book and do what the author has not got the nerve to do!


She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
by Helen Castor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.24

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Re Elizabeth Woodville......., 4 Jan 2012
Having just read this book, I searched for a book about Elizabeth Woodville using the Amazon search engine. I was really surprised when this book was listed, as Elizabeth Woodville is mentioned only in passing!I would not recommend it if you want to read about Elizabeth's life and I think Amazon should not be listing it in those terms.

Having said that,this book is well written and sheds light on the difficulties for women, prior to Elizabeth 1st, in reigning as anything other than consort or mother of the next heir to the throne.I found the maps of the parts of France owned by England/France at the time very instructive and helpful. The genealogies next to the maps at the front of each section, of Empress Matilda,Eleanor of Aquitaine,Margaret of Anjou and Isabella of France were very useful. I often flicked back to them to clarify points in the text.

I think this book gives a good overview of the lives of these women and at the end,under the heading"New Beginnings" it details the story of the accession to the throne of Mary Tudor, reflecting back on changes that had happened since earlier times, when the climate for accession to the throne for women was more difficult.

I think this book is useful for sparking off an interest in some of the characters featured,who can then be read about in greater detail in more specific books.


The Talisman
The Talisman
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All time favourite book!, 6 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Talisman (Paperback)
I have read this about fifteen times and it is still as good each time.What you miss in terms of the surprise element is made up for by re-visiting the wonderful characters,good and bad.Each chapter ends at a point that makes you need to read on and the story is imaginative,scary,tender,funny and beautifully written.I have owned five or six copies of this book and have lent them out ,never got them back but love the idea that other people I have passed the book on to have enjoyed it as well and hopefully passed it on in their turn!


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1.0 out of 5 stars terrible., 25 Jan 2010
terrible.it seemed really good but you cannot get the front up over kerbs without putting pressure on the back seat, therefor when it is flat or reclined the metal clip things bend then break.after five months i was left with a seat that can only be completely flat.the last straw was when the wheel flew off and rolled around going round sainsburys!by the time i then got the instructions out to write to the manufacturer and found the guarantee was only for six months. im not suprised as this is the maximum life expectancy of the product! i am still going to complain.very dissapointed as iv had to get a whole new buggy.


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