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Out of a Clear Sky
Out of a Clear Sky
by Sally Hinchcliffe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.44

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb debut, 9 May 2008
This review is from: Out of a Clear Sky (Hardcover)
a gripping, edgy and beautifully written novel, this atmospheric and ambiguous tale, set among a community of birdwatchers, follows a woman pushed to the limit by the attentions of a stalker. as the life she has built for herself is systematically dismantled by her own fear and the venomous attentions of her persecutor, she re-examines the family relationships and early experiences that have made her the woman she is.
utterly unputdownable.


The Bride Hunter
The Bride Hunter
by Amy Appleton
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great new author, 30 April 2008
This review is from: The Bride Hunter (Paperback)
i took this book on holiday with me - and i barely noticed the scenery!!! lovely characters, great plot (with plenty of twists and turns), plus great atmospheric descriptions. can't wait for another novel by amy appleton. in the meantime, i think she should write a guide to romantic london!!!


Starfishing
Starfishing
by Nicola Monaghan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.20

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT book - fasten your safety belt!, 3 April 2008
This review is from: Starfishing (Paperback)
What a pace this book moves at! It's a real form and content thing - the main character, Frankie, is caught up in a vortex both in her work and in her personal life in which her own sense of self gradually starts to slip. And you're with her every step of the way - to the totally unexpected ending!


My Boyfriend is a Twat: A Guide to Recognising, Dealing, and Living with an Utter Twat
My Boyfriend is a Twat: A Guide to Recognising, Dealing, and Living with an Utter Twat
by Zoe McCarthy
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vair vair funny indeed!, 16 Oct 2007
this book is making me laugh a big lot. i'm a huge fan of the eponymous (?) blog anyway, and this nicely fills in the story in between the posts. it's arranged thematically, so it explores, in depth, one particular aspect of tw@tdom at a time. a must for all long-suffering women.
if only it had been available when i was courting ...
(and thanks to rachel, i now understand why amazon has been rejecting my comments for the past few days!)


Gods Behaving Badly
Gods Behaving Badly
by Marie Phillips
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.88

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yummy romp of a book, 6 Sep 2007
This review is from: Gods Behaving Badly (Hardcover)
it must be very difficult, writing a book that's so easy to read. this one just flows - and pulls you (willingly) with it. for a debut novel, it's amazing, and it cracks along a tremendous pace. the whole premise of the book is brilliant and the humour and pathos are handled with equal skill.


The Friday Night Knitting Club
The Friday Night Knitting Club
by Kate Jacobs
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great new discovery, 2 Sep 2007
a lovely satisfying and poignant book to curl up and read when you won't be disturbed ... because you won't want to put it down. the deceptively simple story unfolds among a cast of fascinating and sympathetically portrayed characters, weaving their stories together like one of the knitting projects it describes. i hope this author has written some other novels, because i'd like more, please


Marshmallows For Breakfast
Marshmallows For Breakfast
by Dorothy Koomson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 2 Sep 2007
confusing (that first flashback had me totally baffled), annoyingly paced and with a completely irritating conclusion, this book was certainly overhyped. i only finished it because i was on holiday and didn't have anything else to read - otherwise i'd have given up before i even got half way through.


That Sweet Enemy: Britain and France, The History of a Love - Hate Relationship
That Sweet Enemy: Britain and France, The History of a Love - Hate Relationship
by Isabelle Tombs
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.19

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb and revealing account, 5 July 2007
being puny of bicep, i waited eagerly for the paperback of this rave-reviewed analysis of the relationship between britain and france. i wish now i'd made the effort to go to the gym last year, and could have read it hot off the press. even for someone with a dilettante interest in history, it's a fascinating and insightful read with an undercurrent of gentle observational humour that illuminates the absurdities of diplomacy, politics and prejudice.
more from this talented team, please!
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The Self-Preservation Society
The Self-Preservation Society
by Kate Harrison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.15

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding book - utterly engrossing!, 20 Jun 2007
i really loved this book - it's got the lot: characters you care about, humour, heart, atmosphere, plot, pace - and probably lots of other stuff i've forgotten to mention. like the other reviewer, i've been carrying it around with me, sneaking a few more pages every chance i get. couldn't stop reading, but i didn't want it to end!


A Year in the Life of the Man Who Fell Asleep
A Year in the Life of the Man Who Fell Asleep
by Greg Stekelman
Edition: Paperback

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars truly original voice, 2 May 2007
this series of short essays/chapters covering a year in the author's life is so funny and idiosyncratic! i stayed up way too late reading it, wanting to read 'just one more'. bet you will too


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