Lynne Barrett-lee

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (269 of 328)
Location: Cardiff, Wales
In My Own Words:
One of the enduring 21st century constants of any writer's life is the behemoth that is Amazon. Pre this esteemed institution the majority of us languished in ignorance of most things. Whether anyone ever bought any copies of our books, for example. Or whether the last copy of the fruits of our latest labours lurked not in the spine out author A to Z section (of the last bookshop to stock it) but … Read more

Looking up my Amazon rankings mostly, but, if time permits, writing more novels. I also write as Daisy Jordan, and you can find all my published endeavours by going to

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 119,787 - Total Helpful Votes: 269 of 328
The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable, 29 Jun 2014
I loved this so much. I didn't know what to expect when I started it as I hadn't read the blurb but it turned out to have themes that really resonated for me: I ghosted Angela Patrick's The Baby Laundry for Unmarried Mothers - a true life memoir which explores some similar territory (will say no more or will give too much away...). But I digress; this is so sensitively written, so beautifully structured and so captivating a story that I read the whole thing in a weekend. Highly recommended.
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
....wrote this.

Probably pointless to add my superlatives to the thousands already posted, as they'll just begin to seem too much like wallpaper. Instead, a plea. Caitlin, you are 36 and I am 51. I will be cross - no, INCENSED - if I don't see the sequel to this on the shelves 15 years hence, because on the evidence of this one, I will be crying with laughter all over again, as, having dissected my life to that age with surgical precision, you go on to dissect all the years I've subsequently lived through; teenagers, approaching menopause, (further) hair issues, teenagers, back fat, selective invisibility, teenagers, how young is too young (I'm thinking lusting-after-issues),… Read more
Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
76 of 82 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 26 Aug 2010
I've loved William Boyd since way back in distant history, when I was blown away by An Ice Cream War, and have continued to be mesmerised by his storytelling skills down the years. This one, however, was disappointing. It started really well; I had the usual sense of excitement about the world I was about to enter, particularly as London in my home town, and was immediately fully engaged with the various characters. But as the book progressed I became steadily more disenchanted with the plot, and felt my 'suspension of disbelief'was being more and more sorely tested. By the time I reached the end (and even though I had the lack of pages to make it obvious, it was still a shock) I had lost… Read more

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