R. A. Collins

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (129 of 146)
Location: Oxfordshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 371,084 - Total Helpful Votes: 129 of 146
Quest for a Cave (Dragon Tales Book 1) by Judy Hayman
My two eldest children (age ten and eight) have just read this and they both really loved it (my oldest read it in one sitting!). My eight-year-old boy said 'It will probably be my favourite book' so I suspect we might be getting the next one when it comes out. My ten-year-old boy wrote his own review and asked me to post it on Amazon: 'A great read. I enjoyed every bit of it. I liked it a lot because it was about dragons and they can be interesting sometimes, especially when they breath fire. I would recommend this to children around 5-8 years old as it is quite short but full of interesting story.'
Walkers Creek - A Western by R. Bentley Davies
Walkers Creek - A Western by R. Bentley Davies
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I generally do not go for cowboys and Indians (incidentally there were no Indians in this book), always preferring the black-and-white movies about war and romance to those about cowboys and horses when I was a child. However, I am always open to exploring genre I don't normally 'do'. I read this book on the recommendation of my husband who enjoyed it and it did not disappoint. It was simply a great, fun story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I found it to be a very well-crafted, well-thought out story and all the various plots and sub-plots connected well and came together neatly in the end. It was a quick, and very enjoyable read (I actually found that once I started I couldn't put it down and… Read more
The Group (VMC) by Mary McCarthy
The Group (VMC) by Mary McCarthy
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book, 4 July 2010
I'm quite surprised at the negative comments in the reviews for this book. I haven't even finished it yet but feel compelled to write a review. I am loving this book - it is a real gem. The themes it covers: sex, marriage, relationships, motherhood, breastfeeding, mental health, and friendships are as relevant today as they must have been 80 years ago. I only wish I'd found this book when I was in my early twenties. I have found this book hard to put down and I haven't got to the end yet. It isn't a light read (and I think the references to Sex And The City a little misleading - there are similarities - a bunch of young women coping with life and men in New York) but I am thoroughly… Read more

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