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Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill
Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill
This book is about a family being torn apart by ruthless men and I thought that it was based on a real story for a bit, because it is so realistic. It really makes you think that terrible things like this are actually happening to people around the world. Even after reading the Hunger Games, which had some really sad moments, this is the first book that ever made me cry. Because it was so life-like. I almost felt I was with the characters, on their journey. It is now one of my favourite books. I think it is like… nothing else I have read. I wouldn’t get this book for kids that haven’t read a sad book before, because this is extremely harsh. But although there are really sad events in the… Read more
The Handfasted Wife - an historical novel (The Dau&hellip by Carol McGrath
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read..., 27 Sep 2013
I don't really know what to think about this novel (not a great start to a review, I realise). I really want to like it, and I did enjoy reading it, but I'm not sure it entirely found its feet.
For a start, it's a fascinating story - the handfasted wife of King Harold, her place usurped by a church-wed wife in a marriage of political convenience - is forced to make the best of it she can at a time of great upheaval, as the Normans invade and the country is turned upside down by their unstoppable force. Her husband killed at the Battle of Hastings, she has her fair share of derring-do as she struggles for her own survival and that of her children.

So far, so good. A great… Read more
Parks & Recreation Season Two [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Amy Poehler
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bees knees, 3 Sep 2013
I love this show so much that I wanted to call our new family pet (a hamster) Ron Swanson because of the way his whiskers twitched. Sadly, I did not get my way.

Seriously, genius writing, beautifully drawn endearing characters, terrific performances, the very best that US comedy can be.

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