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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (23 of 25)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 857,979 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 25
A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson
I read Lucy's first book and laughed out loud so much that I eagerly consumed her second immediately I got my hands on it. Once again I couldn't put it down, delighted to discover all the mischievous humour of the first was continued, albeit through fresh characters and locations. The internet dating help agency was a hoot, and several key players - including the nasty office junior and the lazy flatmate - were downright brilliant. But this book also has real depth, and is at times incredibly moving. You find your emotions rise and fall as the story changes tempo and by the end I found myself so heavily invested in the lead character that I just had to find out what happened to her -… Read more
The Greatest Love Story of All Time by Lucy Robinson
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I'll start this review with a confession - I am a man. I don't believe this book was aimed at me and I certainly didn't go to the shops to buy it. But there is a copy in the house and my flatmate was laughing so hard when she was reading it that I simply had to find out what all the fuss was about. And it is funny. Very funny. I honestly couldn't put it down and read from front to back cover in one long but enjoyable session. Yes, Fran is a bit mental but she made me laugh - what a loon! Do girls really go to these lengths to stalk their ex-boyfriends?! Hilarious. Her circle of friends are entertaining and unpredictable; the adventures were amusing; and yes, there's a broken heart - which I… Read more
Cricket Lexicon (Dictionary) by John Leigh
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I got their 'Football Lexicon' for Christmas a couple of years ago and LOVED it and was delighted to see they've done the same for cricket. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone with even a glimmer of interest in the sport - active or armchair. Plenty of the intelligent humour and rich irony that I've come to expect of Doctors Leigh and Woodhouse, but also a mine of information and loads of 'I never knew that' throughout the book... have you never wondered where the googly comes from, how to find silly mid-off, and why Nelson is such a threat? And for me the best laughs were the hilarious examples of sledging over the years - perfect for quoting over the dinner table or repeating on the… Read more

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