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Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking by Tilly Walnes
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Normally there is nothing I find more frustrating than an instruction manual or 'how to' guide. They're dry, they're confusing, they use specialist terms while inaccurately presuming you have any idea what they mean, and it takes several pages before you feel you can even attempt to locate the 'on' button.

Thankfully Tilly's guide is much more user friendly than that. It really lives up to the title because it really is a total demystification. It explains what all those weird terms are. It helps you get familiar with the parts of a sewing machine in a much easier to digest fashion than its manual will. It gives you hands on experience right from the outset so that it's actually… Read more
The Relic Guild by Edward Cox
The Relic Guild by Edward Cox
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but flawed, 14 July 2014
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This is an interesting enough book, but I wound up feeling a bit disappointed with it. It's clearly meant to be the first of a series, and the challenge with that is always to write a tale that is both self-contained enough to make a complete story yet leaves enough open to make you come back. I felt this one erred too much on the side of leaving things open ended.

The good news is that there is enough here to make a second venture in the series worth a punt, so hopefully holding on for the later developments will pay off. There's some excellent world building and the characters are easy to root for. As the result of a catastrophic war the humans are trapped inside the city at… Read more
The A-list Family by Christina Hopkinson
The A-list Family by Christina Hopkinson
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Behind the facade, 23 Jun 2014
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I liked this one - it's the story of Anna, a young Oxbridge graduate who is hired to be tutor to the 8 year old daughter of celebrity it couple Cally and Sholto. The book follows Anna as she tries to make sense of her unusual pupil and this new world she's been thrust into. Along the way she gets to look behind the curtain, so to speak, and is exposed to some of the darker elements of life in the spotlight.

8 year old Antigone is a unique character you're unlikely to forget in a hurry, and the dark web of intrigue and hangers on surrounding the family made for interesting reading. The book does an excellent job of making you understand how Anna winds up in thrall to this world… Read more

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