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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,528 - Total Helpful Votes: 499 of 609
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I have read all of Sarah Waters' books and enjoyed this one too. What I like about her writing is the careful style in which every word appears to be placed with great care. I found this book to be no different. I tried and failed to get hold of an advance review copy and so made sure I bought it on the day of publication. I went to see her talk about the book in Nottingham and it was very difficult to talk about it without giving away spoilers, but I shall try!

The story opens with Frances Wray waiting in the house she shares with her widowed mother Emily for her lodgers to arrive. This married couple, Leonard and Lilian Barber, are the "paying guests" of the title… Read more
Kate Bush T-shirt by Brian Griffin - S to XXL Unis&hellip Don't Talk to Me About Heroes
4.0 out of 5 stars Good T shirt, 25 Aug 2014
Good quality and fit, recommended. I bought it for my husband. He actually didn't recognise Kate to begin with - what kind of a fan is he?!?!?
The Art of Conversation: Change Your Life with Con&hellip by Judy Apps
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a really clear and easy to read little guide to conversation. It probably tells you much of what you knew already but makes explicit the ways that conversation work and how to make it work better for you.

It talks about how to listen as well as how to talk, how to ask open questions to keep a conversation going when it looks like it might dry up, how to find a topic of conversation in any situation (a bit like the Queen I guess!) and how to have those difficult conversations that you sometimes need to have in life that you might be intimidated by.

It contains lots of common sense but is a really good way of helping you look at what you, and others around you,… Read more