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Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,804,196 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 3
Aphrodite's Workshop for Reluctant Lovers by Marika Cobbold
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 6 Aug 2013
I loved this book. As with all Marika Cobbold's work it's witty, engaging, beautifuly written and yet is so much more than "a good read". I felt I knew all the characters intimately - even Coco the Clown, who frankly is a creation of genius - and the story is actually a well-crafted treatise on relationships in the early 21st Century, and a woman's places within them. I have bought many copies of this book to give as presents to friends, and have recommended it to many others. I don't know anyone who hasn't loved it.
The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and P&hellip by Alastair Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 1 Mar 2012
I started listening to this (audio)book in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep and ended up listening to the whole thing. It was un-turnoffable.
Not only does Alastair Campbell write with impressive and touching honesty about depression, but he also addresses the subject of "happiness" with great insight and clarity. As ever, he is fascinating when it comes to politics, and in this book he is relentlessly even-handed, even affording David Cameron repsect for seeking to adress the issue of happiness in our scoiety.
Not only would I recommend this book as a must-read (or listen) for anyone who has ever suffered from depression, or shared their lfe is some form with a… Read more

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