C. O'Brien

Clare O'Brien
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,587
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (1,722 of 2,041)
Location: Scotland, UK
Birthday: 25 Mar
In My Own Words:
I'm a writer and musician living in the Scottish Highlands, by the sea. I'm married with two teenage sons.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,587 - Total Helpful Votes: 1722 of 2041
Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Maga&hellip by Thord Daniel Hedengren
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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If you're looking for a comprehensive course in Wordpress web design, this is a good book to buy. It takes you through all the stages of building a site from installing the software to advanced features and functionallity and is does so in great detail.

This is excellent if you're learning the system from scratch, but if, lilke me, you're looking for a quick reference - something to tell you how to do those annoying little things or fix a confusing bug or anomaly on your Wordpress site - it can be difficult to find the material you want quickly.

Nevertheless it's a good a place as any to look if you're after a Wordpress 'Bible'. All you need is chapter and verse!
Dance of the Dark Heart by Julie Hearn
Dance of the Dark Heart by Julie Hearn
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Packaged to appeal to Twi-hards and fans of historical romance, 'Dance Of The Dark Heart' actually aspires to be a little more than that. It's a reinterpretation of an old Somerset legend - although it approaches its source material sideways. "I went off at a tangent", explains Julie Hearn in an Author's Note. Nothing wrong with that - but although her characters and prose style are vivid and involving, she is no Alan Garner when it comes to plotting and subtext.

Her anti-hero Jack "The Lad" Orion inhabits an amoral universe, unsure of his origins or his own motivation. A foundling, he's brought up as the adoptive brother of a stonemason's angelic daughter… Read more
Vanishing by Gerard Woodward
Vanishing by Gerard Woodward
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This novel starts with an enigma. At the end of World War Two, a young officer called Kenneth Brill is arrested on espionage charges. A landscape artist, he has been painting pictures of a new aerodrome and is suspected of spying for the Germans. As his interrogation continues, the narrative flashes back to episodes from his past; as an art student at the Slade, as a failed schoolmaster, and as a child living on the heath west of London that later lent its name to London's premier international airport. Gradually we learn more about his life - always as an outsider on the fringes of society - and about his alliances, his motivations and his failings.

This ought to work well,… Read more

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