Vintage Chic

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (35 of 44)
Location: Doncaster, UK
Birthday: 17 Jun
In My Own Words:
Im a history nut, WW2 is my speciality. My religion is Celtic Football Club. Im currently studying Art and Design at College, hoping to go onto University to do Photography soon. And i love, sorry, ADORE the classic Mini. Im a real vintage lass at heart.

History, football, film, music, reading, art, photography, classic cars, travel


Top Reviewer Ranking: 895,099 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 44
The Greatcoat (Hammer) by Helen Dunmore
The Greatcoat (Hammer) by Helen Dunmore
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I had been wanting this since first seeing it, being drawn in by the cover. When I saw it was down to 2.99 I waited no longer. Although I got in to it easily enough and enjoyed how well it was written, the story itself left me very disappointed. It had the potential to be great, from the moment the ghost tapped on the window, but it never really got off the starting blocks. It was never really scary or haunting considering it's supposed to be a ghost story and the end left me thinking 'is that it?'

I think Dunmore could have gone further with it, she never truly explored the storyline to its full potential and as it was it was over all too soon. Very disappointing indeed.
Alamein: War Without Hate by John Bierman
Alamein: War Without Hate by John Bierman
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fantastic, 17 July 2010
I have to admit that i bought this item 2 years ago and for whatever reason have only just got round to reading it. I'm glad i bought it, it's just a fantastic book and gives an excellent, comprehensive account of the war in the desert.

For anyone remotely interested in the war, this book is a must. And don't be deceived by the title, it doesn't focus on Alamein alone but in everything leading upto it and all the key players.

Where the Heart Is by Annie Groves
Where the Heart Is by Annie Groves
...and this may seem picky and irrelevent to some, but I lost count of the amount of grammatical errors. I've never come across this in any of Groves' other books; words missing, words wrongly placed, commas in the wrong places etc. It's small I know but little things like this can break the fluidity of reading and can be a little off putting, especially when you have to re-read a sentence because a printing error means it doesn't sound right.

As for the story, I'm very much looking forward to 'When The Lights Go On Again' as this has been yet another fantastic book that I simply couldn't put down. Any fan of Groves who hasn't read this should do so. Indeed any fan of this genre… Read more

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