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Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (36 of 53)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 81,069 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 53
Up in the Air: The real story of life aboard the w&hellip by Betty Riegel
I would recommend this one to all single ladies who loves to travel - in an age when most "girls" left school and married, Betty chose a different life for herself - and what a life! I toyed with the idea of becoming an "air hostess" but couldn't swim and wasn't about to learn either, being too scared of the water. Dreams of faraway travel in an era when only the rich could afford it, seeing the wonders of the world and how other people live, has a strong pull for some of us, whilst others are happy to return to the same place time and time again - hey, each to his (or her) own.

Betty fulfilled her dreams and this is a wonderful book to read. She has a lovely… Read more
A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood Book 1) by Penelope King
3.0 out of 5 stars To much YA for me, 1 April 2014
I am a reader over 60 but have taken to reading YA novels recently. Some I have loved and have gone the distance with the series, but I think with this one I am YA'd out. There is nothing wrong with this book (strong storyline, good mix of characters and well written) - it's just not for me anymore.

The premise of 2 people sharing one body day/night sounded like it would make for an interesting read, with the mystical creatures (both good and bad) but I found myself ploughing my way through, rather than avidly reading which is what I usually do.

Perfect for the intended audience as everything can be life altering at that age and this has strong moral codes but,… Read more
Whitechapel - Series 4 [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rupert Penry-Jones
Whitechapel - Series 4 [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Rupert Penry-Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series, 21 Mar 2014
A truly excellent programme, with series 4 being (in my opinion) the darkest and most macabre, but not to the extent that you are scared witless! More a journey through some old story lines from (Hammer) horror films, brought up to date for the locations.

A wonderful cast (Phil Davis is just brilliant in everything he does) and the quest for a live culprit by Rupert Penry-Jones continues throughout. The supporting cast (especially Buchan) continue to develop as a professional team (or do they?).

Episode 1/2 starts with the launch of Buchan's new book about the history in murder in Whitechapel (as opposed to his previous one purely about Jack the Ripper) and then… Read more