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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for new and established Barbara Erskine readers
A real treat for established Barbara Erskine fans as well as a splendid introduction to new readers. This book contains THIRTY short stories - although three are lengthy enough to be practically novellas. This volume illustrates the versatility of an author who can turn her hand, successfully, to many genres from pure romance to chilly spine-tinglers, historical to...
Published on 31 Jan 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars not as expected
I didnt enjoy this book at all. I have read most of Barbara Erskine's books which I found once started were unable to put down. However, this collection of 30 short stories didn't have that "magic" feel at all. I found it extremely difficult to stay with the book as it just didnt hold my concentration. If you have read any of Erskine's other books - such as Whispers...
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not as expected, 11 April 2005
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sandraconlin (Balfron, Stirlingshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I didnt enjoy this book at all. I have read most of Barbara Erskine's books which I found once started were unable to put down. However, this collection of 30 short stories didn't have that "magic" feel at all. I found it extremely difficult to stay with the book as it just didnt hold my concentration. If you have read any of Erskine's other books - such as Whispers in the
Sand, House of Echoes, Midnight is a Lonely Place and are a fan of scary, magical,suspense novels then I dont think this is the right book for you.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for new and established Barbara Erskine readers, 31 Jan 2001
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A real treat for established Barbara Erskine fans as well as a splendid introduction to new readers. This book contains THIRTY short stories - although three are lengthy enough to be practically novellas. This volume illustrates the versatility of an author who can turn her hand, successfully, to many genres from pure romance to chilly spine-tinglers, historical to contemporary. No sooner are you gently lulled into a sense of romantic contentment and well-being, than she thrusts you again into the maelstrom of suspense. There is something for everyone in this volume. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 16 May 2013
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This is an excellent varied collection of short stories by this celebrated author, marred only by the bad typos/proof reading throughout, which was extremely irritating. 'Sec' and 'arc' and 'mc' instead of see, are and me were minor error but every story contained at least one other. '42we'd rather he kept out of the dining room' in The Duck Shoot Man' is an example. All the stories need to be checked and the errors corrected.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and varied, 3 Aug 2002
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An enjoyable collection of short stories, varied enough to entertain everyone! The author writes wonderful stories, including funny ones, happy ones, romantic ones and those creepy ones with a little twist in the tale! Great stuff!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars virginia, 19 Sep 2012
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I'm a massive B Erskine fan normaly, so bought this book as it was a little differant from the norm, but in truth i can say i was dissapointed, storys to short, i know it is short storys but i would like to have seen more content within the storys, i did read it all because i paid for it but would not buy this type of book again, still a huge fan and will continue to be so as long as B E keeps writing them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling, 26 Nov 2010
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Barbara Erskine books are so well put together, very difficult to put down. Have spent many long nights under the duvet with her books. Dreadful thing when it ends................
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 Dec 2014
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Another very good book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 Nov 2014
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mum love it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short stories, 4 Mar 2013
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Difficult to make a proper rating as I have not yet had a chance to read much of this book but this author has been recommended. Book arrived quickly & is in good condition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 Aug 2014
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