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The Cupcake Queen Bites Back: My Journey through r&hellip by Ms Jackie Tanner
I wasn't sure what to expect when I finally bought this book. Would it be full of angst? Would it try and trap me into an emotional response? No, and No. This is a beautifully-written insight into Ms Tanner's journey to recovery from ED, underplayed and honest, yet thought-provoking and ultimately heartening as she clearly depicts the nadirs and zeniths of learning to be herself. This is not a tear-jerker (although feel free to be moved by the raw honesty of the poems): it it something much more powerful and real, giving insights for the lay-person to have more understanding and compassion for anyone unfortunate enough to suffer from an ED-related illness, and ultimately, Tanner shows that… Read more
Away With The Fairies by Vivienne Tuffnell
Away With The Fairies by Vivienne Tuffnell
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Having been captivated by Strangers and Pilgrims, I naturally felt inclined to read the next offering from Vivienne Tuffnell, Away with the Fairies. Different, but no less captivating, the tale of Isabel's own struggle with her art is explored in Tuffnell's careful and conscientious writing: imaginative, thought-provoking, and occasionally challenging - a real pleasure to read. I lent a copy to my Mother, who told me what an eye-opening pleasure it was after the usual run-of-the-mill modern paperbacks; then my Father had to read it before I finally got it back... I've bought him his own copy now. Happy Father's Day!
Strangers & Pilgrims by Vivienne Tuffnell
Strangers & Pilgrims by Vivienne Tuffnell
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strangers and Pilgrims, 23 Jan 2012
I had the privilege of reading this book when it first became available - I loved it. So why haven't I written a review before? Well, I offer these reasons: I'm not the sort to push myself forward... I like to think books stand on their own (- but that shows a remarkable naivete regarding the book industry!) And as a voracious reader, ex-English teacher and bibliophile of excessive proportion I have met many good books worthy of note over the years. However, having read this first offering from Vivienne Tuffnell I also felt: how could I possibly do this book justice? I am no wordsmith, unlike the author. If I was to say the characters are good, that would be to underplay the most… Read more

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