JoMaynard

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,792
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (224 of 320)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
A Mum with 3 kids, loves reading and a bit of a geek.

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Science, Technology, History, Theatre, Walking, Nature, Geology and Reading!
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,792 - Total Helpful Votes: 224 of 320
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
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Brilliant murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie.
Amory Ames is a rich beautiful bright young thing of the 1930s. She is married to Milo who is a charming playboy (and just as rich as she is), but their marriage is strained, as you can gather from the gossip columns.
When Amory's ex-fiance, Gil asks her help to persuade his little sister not to marry Rupert, a playboy. Amory agrees, so joins a group staying at the Brightwell hotel. Apart for Gil and his sister Emmeline, Amory doesn't know any of the party that well.
Then there is a murder. And just to add to things Milo turns up.
Amory turns detective, but also struggles to understand her feelings to Gil and… Read more
KS3 Spanish Interactive Vocab Tester - DVD-ROM and&hellip by CGP Books
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I bought this for my daughter who is beginning Spanish in KS3. It consists of a work book, which has the vocabulary so you can test yourself, it includes a "high tech" tear off cardboard flap so you can cover the answers while you do so. The other part of the package is a DVD ROM which has the same vocabulary, so you can test your hearing and learn the pronunciation.
First; the initial DVD ROM didn't work on our MAC computer despite the packaging saying it was both MAC and Windows compatible. However I sent a quick email to CGP and they sent me a new DVD ROM free of charge in the next post. This one worked fine!
The DVD consists of a fairly large number of vocabulary… Read more
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what you expect, 4 Aug 2014
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This is not a children's book - even though one of the main characters is just 2 days from her tenth birthday.

This is not Chick Lit -even though one character has returned to her home town after a divorce, and meets an ex.

This is magical realism, but with much more realisim than magic. (There is only one kind of magical aspect of the whole book.) The rest is pretty gritty, including that the ten year old isn't cute or even always especially likable.

Bad stuff happens. Other bad stuff is hinted at, or happens off stage. However I found it an enjoyable and ultimately uplifting book. You just have to hope that "things work out" eventually… Read more

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