P Gregory

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (42 of 44)


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Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Read, 27 Aug 2012
Its years since I read Jeffrey Archer, and I'd forgotten how enthralling a story teller he is. I loved this book. An initriguing tale of Harry Clifton, and his family, friends and enemies. It held me to the end, and now I'm off to read the sequel. Harry's journey from poverty,in Bristol in the early 20th Century, up to the first world war, to great acclaim and an Oxford University education is woven in a complicated plot. A real twist in the tale, makes me want to read more

Brilliantly researched, great characters, Harry, Old Jack and Maisie Clifton my favourites.
Cream Teas, Traffic Jams and Sunburn: The Great Br&hellip by Brian Viner
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great holiday read., 30 Jun 2011
Cream teas....etc. is a really informative, interesting and incredibly funny book. It evokes memories, of past holidays; the highs and lows of getting there, and surviving. Brian Viner is an entertaining writer, and makes even the most mundane facts, interesting by his personal anecdotes...and those of friends and family. The book revived memories of long forgotten holiday incidents, some enjoyable, some devastating. A memorable read, worthy of 'dipping into' for years to come. Will recommend to my Reading Group.
Nice to See it, to See it, Nice: The 1970s in Fron&hellip by Brian Viner
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is brilliantly written, and captured my interest from the opening paragraph, reviving many happy memories, of life in the 70s, when my children were of a similar age to that of the author, and equally addicted to some of the same TV programmes. After reading this book, I can appreciate why!

Nice to see it...is a personal account of the writer's TV viewing in the 70s, which obviously had a lasting effect on Brian Viner, and his peers. However, Viner very cleverly extends the reader's appreciation and knowledge of many of the characters from his favourite programmes, through sharing details of his more recent interviews with them.

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