Mrs. A. L. Maddocks

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (362 of 462)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,807 - Total Helpful Votes: 362 of 462
Sparkling Cyanide (Agatha Christie Signature Editi&hellip by Agatha Christie
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing Read, 22 Sep 2013
This is a very relaxing read and one I've read a few times and enjoyed. To begin with you wonder where this story is going as it describes the character of Rosemary Barton from different peoples perspective and her subsequent death (suicide or murder) for the first 80 or so pages . After that the story kicks off and more murder is committed and the description of Rosemary's character at the beginning of the books starts to become more relevant to the story.

Two people are supposedly murdered by cyanide poisioning at the same restaurant exactly a year apart. Until the second death the first was thought to be suicide and we start to see the characters possible motives. But was… Read more
Goodnight Mister Tom (A Puffin Book) by Michelle Magorian
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Absorbing, 22 Sep 2013
I can't speak highly enough of this book and if I could I'd give it ten stars it was that good. A young boy William Beech is evacuated from London and goes to live with grumpy old Mr Tom Oakley in a village called Little Wierwold. At first Mr Oakly does not want to accommodate an evacuee, but has no choice. Along comes young William who arrives with emotional baggage. William gradually settles into life with Mr Oakley calling him Mr Tom. William and Mr Tom make a very odd pairing, but as time goes on they start to break eachothers barriers down and a deep relationship of trust, respect, understanding and love is built up. William makes friends and goes to school where he learns things… Read more
Lusitania Lost by Leonard Carpenter
Lusitania Lost by Leonard Carpenter
4.0 out of 5 stars Lusitania Lost, 22 Sep 2013
Having been interested in the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania I decided to read this book. Although it is fiction, it appears to be well researched and back up other articles I've read about the Lusitainia. It is quite informative and gives an overall picture of how things where back them from the viewpoints of America as a nation, the expectations of the Captain of U-boat 20 from the Germain Heirachy to the actual passengers aboard the Lusitania itself along with it's Captain and England's Politicians. Did the Lusitania have armaments aboard? Did one of the U20's crew question the Captain's order to launch a Torpeado at the Lusitania? Did Winston Churchill… Read more

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