H. Leigh-Phippard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (67 of 70)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 957,819 - Total Helpful Votes: 67 of 70
A Kiss Before You Go by Danny Gregory
A Kiss Before You Go by Danny Gregory
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is Danny Gregory doing what he does best, illustrating his life in words and pictures. This volume is about his beloved wife Patti, and about his mourning of her accidental death. But it's not remotely maudlin. If you can get to page 40 without tears then you're a better woman than me, but while the book is about grieving its also about hope, and about finding life again after such a devastating loss. In the end the book is as much a celebration of Patti's life as it a memoir of the months following her death.
It's beautifully written and wonderfully Illustrated with vibrant sketches in Danny Gregory's inimitable style. I guarantee you won't read a better book about love and loss… Read more
The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory
The Anniversary Man by R. J. Ellory
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
RJ Ellory's novels never disappoint. This is a gripping read from start to finish, with totally believable characters and a great plot (obviously built on thorough and detailed research of a number of real life serial killings). The story builds to a very satisfying and nail-biting climax, which certainly had my heart pounding. If you're already a fan of RJE then this lives up to the high standards fans have come to expect, if you're not, the read this, join the fan club and work your way through his wonderful back catalogue.
Once Upon a Time in the North (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
If you ever doubted that Philip Pullman is the greatest storyteller of our time, here's the book to assuage those doubts. This tale of the first meeting of Lee Scoresby between Iorek Byrnison combines adventure, mystery, excitement and humour in one delicious package. Like the other reviewers my only complaint is that I was left wanting much, much more. Having said that, it is the brevity of the story that proves to my mind why Pullman is such a great teller of tales. This is a book for children and adults alike, and while you could read it to your children in the course of a rainy afternoon, you will return to it again and again when your children are in bed to enjoy time and again… Read more

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