C. Elliott

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (29 of 42)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,025,907 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 42
Dancing on the Edge [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ John Goodman
Dancing on the Edge [DVD] DVD ~ John Goodman
6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding, 1 Mar 2013
Stephen Poliakoff wraps you in dark velvet suspense and seduces you with mystery and glamour, while holding you spellbound throughout the whole six hours of Dancing on the Edge. As usual he has assembled a wonderful cast who absorb you totally in their characters. Louis and his band are so charismatic it is absolutely believable that they enchant their wealthy audience. The music is a well-written tribute to `30s jazz, and the settings and costumes are a joy to any fan of this period in time.
Briefly, the story starts when Louis, elegant black jazz musician, asks music journalist Sidney for help to escape the police. We are then taken back in time to the rise of Louis' band, helped by… Read more
Unrest by Michelle Harrison
Unrest by Michelle Harrison
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a book for older teens, rather than the all-ages Thirteen Treasures series. It's a satisfying ghost story, with a well thought out ending, sympathetic characters, and a believable (for a ghost story) plot. Elliott, aged 17, has had an accident when he briefly "died", and since then he can see ghosts. At first he is terrified - and so is the reader - but then he decides to confront his problem by actively seeking out a haunted place. He goes to work in an open-air museum, which does ghost tours, and does indeed have more scary experiences, but also falls in love with an enigmatic girl who works at the museum. Gradually he comes to believe that the ghosts want to communicate with him… Read more
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
On her grandmother Nell's death Cassandra inherits a neglected cottage, with an overgrown garden, and also inherits the mystery surrounding her grandmother's origins. Found abandoned as a small child on a ship which had just crossed from England to Australia, Nell had never known who her parents were, but the cottage she bought in England seems to hold clues to her past. Cassandra begins to unravel the clues, and while she uncovers Nell's past she also begins to come to terms with her own.
This is a gripping, evocative story, which weaves an enchantment around the reader like the tendrils in the forgotten garden. It takes you back in time to Victorian London, and Edwardian Cornwall,… Read more