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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Norman Collins has once again crafted a thoroughly engrossing, and more importantly, convincing, world. I cannot put this one down.
Published on 13 July 2012 by Aidan S

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3.0 out of 5 stars pedestrian attempt at parody.
A patronising and laboured attempt to portray the life of the protagonists. The author seems to have visited an Ideal Home exhibition and simply made a catalogue of the contents. The writing style seems amateur and clumsy and is not helped by the reader who is better suited to reading childrens fiction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 13 July 2012
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Aidan S (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Husband's Story (Bloomsbury Reader) (Kindle Edition)
Norman Collins has once again crafted a thoroughly engrossing, and more importantly, convincing, world. I cannot put this one down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, 12 July 2012
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Suspense and humour collide and collaborate in this tale of the unexpected. A writhing plot racked with twists and turns keeps the reader a terrifying limbo from beginning to end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 7 Mar 2014
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Peter Howley (Chester, Cheshire Great Britain) - See all my reviews
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Another excellent read from Norman Collins. It may not be in the same class as his master work "London Belongs To Me" but that is because the characters are inevitably less vivid than Mr Squales, the Jossers, Mrs Vizzard and the rest, but the story-telling is inventive, quite compelling and moves along at a rapid clip throughout.

All in all, a novel that I can happily recommend to anyone not seeking something too deep.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Bit of a Romp, 20 Oct 2013
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Stanley Pitts. The somewhat henpecked, civil servant husband who never seems to come up to his wife's expectations.
Beryl Pitts. The housewife with aspirations to greater things, such as an electric barbecue for the patio in middle class suburbia.
But when Stanley finds himself involved with the Russians their lives change. But Beryl doesn't know about the Russians but that doesn't matter so long as she can now dress to impress the neighbours and have those new curtains!
I read this on the beach, practically in a day. Its a great 60's romp with plenty of tongue in cheek humour. If you've lived in the 60's then you'll appreciate a lot of the references. If you haven't it might just give you an insight into the past!
Easily read with some great characters, its a great book for relaxing with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Nov 2014
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Ticked all the boxes. Thank you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars pedestrian attempt at parody., 4 Jun 2013
A patronising and laboured attempt to portray the life of the protagonists. The author seems to have visited an Ideal Home exhibition and simply made a catalogue of the contents. The writing style seems amateur and clumsy and is not helped by the reader who is better suited to reading childrens fiction.
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