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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (55 of 66)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 324,317 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 66
The Winter Folly by Lulu Taylor
The Winter Folly by Lulu Taylor
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This book gets going quickly and meets the definition of page-turner. It doesn't ever get bogged down by heavy, descriptive passages or long, drawn-out character analyses. It sets an easy tone with just enough atmospheric meandering to create an aura around the house. There are moments when the house feels like a character of its own, without ever being reduced to the clichéd haunted house, so the author could even have given it a slightly spookier edge. The story flicks between the 60s and the present day with ease, never becoming confusing. The 60s era is very well-captured and the characters from that time are superbly animated, perhaps with the exception of Laurence and his… Read more
Brilliant Selling: What the Best Sales People Know&hellip by Jeremy Cassell
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Sales Tool, 15 Jun 2011
I recently stumbled across this book during a search for some decent material after discovering the library at work only seems to store very old and / or very American books. Reading 'Brilliant Selling' reminded me about a lot of techniques and simple ideas that I'd grown complacent and lazy about. As a motivational, genuinely useful and easy-to-use guide, in my opinion this book is essential for all sales people, no matter how good they think they are.

I'm part of a small team of three sales people and recently used the material provided by this book and its accompanying website in a team meeting. It went down very well and all three of us are using the material in our day jobs… Read more
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I don't think I've ever read a crime novel that was so emotional. I can understand the mixed reviews but I do get slightly cross when I see people giving this book negative reviews for the writing style. Why not read the first couple of pages before you buy it, as I did, then you'll know whether or not you like the method? Agreed, the style is unique and for some people the present tense, coupled with flitting backwards and forwards, is frustrating, but the style is not a secret only revealed in chapter 3: from the outset it's obvious so don't read it if you prefer a conventional approach. I think it's obvious the author felt more comfortable with the depth of this story by writing it in… Read more