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Afterwards
Afterwards
by Rosamund Lupton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.86

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense suspense that delivers an emotional punch, 21 Jun 2011
This review is from: Afterwards (Paperback)
Afterwards is the follow up to Rosamund Lupton's Sister and will more than please all her existing fans whilst garnering her new ones. A mother-daughter relationship is explored and developed with deft details that showcase a nuanced understanding of the parental offspring divide. Watching Grace, Jenny's mother, start to appreciate and celebrate her daughter in new ways is made heartbreaking because their new-found relationship develops after a school fire leaves them both in the hospital in critical conditions, only able to communicate with one another. Both unsure what their end fate will be they team up to try to identify the arsonist. Family is thus explored within a thriller and one that has you desperate to know who is responsible and why.


Dragonborn (Flaxfield Quartet)
Dragonborn (Flaxfield Quartet)
by Toby Forward
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.87

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully dark and atmospheric story, 12 Jan 2011
This book will entertain adults and children alike. Strong characterisation, dark story telling, nuanced plotting and beautiful writing. The story of Sam and his dragon and their battles with many foes hooks you in from the start. This is not a book that condescends the younger reader. Instead its wry humour, twisted plot and adult handling of good and evil will captivate and entertain. I thoroughly recommend this and eagerly anticipate the next.


Sister
Sister
by Rosamund Lupton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.00

172 of 188 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant thriller debut, 2 Sep 2010
This review is from: Sister (Paperback)
Taught plotting, moving story and wonderful characterisation. SISTER is a nuanced and gripping read. As Beatrice takes the first flight home from New York upon learning of her sister's disappearance we follow her down the rabbit hole of her sister's life. As Beatrice starts to pull together the strands of Tess's life she becomes mired in the same danger and could well face the same consequences. What is most powerful about this story is the writer's understanding of what we will do for love and what extremes we will go to to protect and avenge those closest to us. For anyone with a sister, brother, parent or child.
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Eat Me!: The Stupendous, Self-Raising World of Cupcakes and Bakes According to Cookie Girl
Eat Me!: The Stupendous, Self-Raising World of Cupcakes and Bakes According to Cookie Girl
by Xanthe Milton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.20

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eat Me!, 16 Mar 2010
This is the most fabulous book of baking! With so many cupcake or cookie recipes the proportions don't actually work, the finished result bears no resemblance to the photo you're staring at in bemusment and the taste is either over sweet or under developed! These recipes are so easy to follow, rewarded by the most gorgeous results and the joie de vivre in the writing is such that you know Cookie Girl loves what she does. So I'd say buy and then buy another for a friend. Nothing says love more than this type of sugar!


Cook in Boots
Cook in Boots
by Ravinder Bhogal
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High heels and full stomachs, 26 May 2009
This review is from: Cook in Boots (Hardcover)
With over 160 recipes you get infinitely more bang for you buck than with other cookery books. Meat, fish, potato, pasta, chocolate and alcohol - all the staples of a modern diet are covered here and in abundance! The receipes are clearly laid out, easy to follow and the results... well eat for yourself. Soy and ginger salmon, lady and the clam spaghetti, oreo cookie cheesecake - from the sublime to the delicous. Can't recommend highly enough!


Philips DVP3020Compact Multi-region Capable DVD Player
Philips DVP3020Compact Multi-region Capable DVD Player

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Menu, 1 Jan 2007
Hi, my family bought this over Christmas in desperation as we needed to play all of the Region 1 DVDs we had been given. Then of course we had the same problem as many have highlighted here - an inability to figure out how to make the multi region capable machine multi region compatible.

A link to the instructions for the hidden menu enabling the multi region function are helpfully posted on Amazon's page, just below the picture of the item. We managed to miss it until an eagle eyed 15 year old pointed it out for us. Click and they'll take you straight to the instructions.

Once this is sorted you'll find your dvd player is fantastic in terms of simplicity of use and sound quality for all DVDs.


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