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Posted on 4 Aug 2012, 18:15:37 BST
A. McMorran says:
If you like animals and are interested in the human-animal bond, then try 'A Dog Like Ralph' by Clare Cogbill. A great true story which is a really good read!

Posted on 12 Aug 2012, 18:22:12 BST
D.E. McCourt says:
'Notes from the Firehouse' is memoir by D.E.McCourt which consists of seventeen stories. Wide range of emotions fill the pages of this book; it was hard to put down. Also 'The Glass Castle' which is a memoir by Jeannette Walls. Her parents were unconventional to say the least and you end up wondering how their children survived.

Posted on 14 Aug 2012, 07:39:27 BST
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Fiona8691 says:
The Shrapnel Collector. Have read this twice now. A wonderful insight into a young boy's experience of living in London during the blitz. Highly recommended.

Posted on 17 Aug 2012, 16:11:17 BST
Rick Terr says:
Millennium mysterium

Posted on 19 Aug 2012, 12:55:00 BST
If you like Margaret Forster's novels and are interested in how she wrote them, try Margaret Forster: A Life In Books

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012, 13:52:44 BST
Janet Holt says:
Have a look at www.thestrangerinmylife.co.uk.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012, 13:53:35 BST
Janet Holt says:
Have a look at www.thestrangerinmylife.co.uk

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2012, 20:06:53 BST
maxg says:
New book is "The Purple Rose" (ISBN 978-0-9560173-9-0-Tollington Press) First Time Author Charlotte Gringras. Captivating story about three generations of feisty women. Themes of Jewish interest, Manchester interest, suffragettes. A hard to put down book.

Posted on 27 Aug 2012, 11:02:04 BST
A true story to read would be The Wrong Place Wrong Time, by David P Perlmutter.

Posted on 29 Aug 2012, 07:37:22 BST
"Harriet's Journal" by Michael Springthorpe is a wonderful book. Released May 2012. Check out the reviews on Amazon!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2012, 07:16:02 BST
Book Ranger says:
An excellent read would be 'Dangerous Curves' by Jonathan Murray. I thoroughly enjoyed beginning to end. Give it a try - it's different.

Posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:50:35 BST
[[ASIN:1477669825 the little catalogue of LIFE]

I have just sat and read this book cover to cover, unable to put it down. This a book of real life stories, poetry, fun anecdotes, love, loss, grief, hope and the incredible spirit of the author Amanda L Adams.

An autobiography in that it tells of the abuse she suffered as a child, the abandonment by her mother at an early age, abusive relationships that she became embroiled in as she searched for love, the struggle to bring up her children as a single mother and culmanating in the peace she has found in just being herself and loving life, her beloved children and grandchildren.

I laughed, I cried and felt I could relate to a lot of Amanda's poetry and life stories - especially the loss of her sister as I too walk this path.

This book has truly touched my heart and it has given me a bit of comfort and hope - Amanda has a unique talent for poetry, wisdom for dealing with the more challenging events in life and a tongue in cheek humour especially for her grandsons Jack and Harry!!

A great book to keep by your bedside to dip in and out of. Looking forward to more books from the author.

I have cut and pasted the description of this book from Amazon -

Thought provoking, eye opening and confidence building, 'the little catalogue of LIFE' is a collection of TRUE short stories, verses and poems that will stay with you long after you have finished reading them. Some will make you smile, some will make you laugh out loud, and some will certainly pull at your heart strings, so have the tissues handy! This little book is a help for those who have relationship problems, and a comfort to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and feel they will never be able to smile again. A great little holiday read to pick up and put down, leaving you to ponder what you have just read while relaxing and soaking up the sun. Feel good about helping a child in need, as all profits from this book go to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2012, 17:50:55 BST
J. Julings says:
perhaps a day in a life by janet andrews. a moving account by a woman with ms. how she lives her life etc
really is very funny

Posted on 15 Sep 2012, 22:01:48 BST
Matt H says:
Poetry.... Jake Rawkin, in my opinion a fantastic modern day poet. I See The Wind: And Other Poems and another book by him; And So I'll Walk: And Other Poems

Posted on 16 Sep 2012, 20:25:58 BST
Gaynor says:
I've just read "One Day at a Time" by James Tait. I was trying to eke it out because I didn't want it to end. What a man - what a story. Magnificent!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012, 17:09:14 BST
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Roy Banwell says:
Hello, I have just put my book on Kindle, I am an unknown as you put it but I don't know about a Joe Blogs. I have written about my, I feel exciting time in the Infantry (Cheshire Regiment), all post 1970. It included my time in Northern Ireland, Rhodesia and Bosnia etc. I have received good feedback from everyone but it would be nice to get some from someone who doesn't know me. Thanks for your time anyway, regards Roy.Banwell, "The Long Journey".

Posted on 19 Sep 2012, 23:11:30 BST
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Posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:16:51 BST
Michael Springthorpe's book "Harriet's Journal" is great. Here's one of many Amazon 5 star reviews:
Delightful! (Exceptionally Great for Animal Lovers) August 13, 2012
By Amanda Jacobs
"Harriet first began keeping a journal when she was six months old. She didn't write anything down - writing is not easy for possums, especially babies, but she kept everything in her mind." With a first line like that, how can you not continue reading?!

Springthorpe engages you from the very beginning in this truly unique book that will delight adults and children alike. Harriet is a plucky possum with a penchant for adventure, who gets into trouble when she decides to follow her friend across "the black strip."

The story is short, sweet, and ever so memorable. In fact, after personally witnessing a sad exchange between a possum and an SUV on an off-ramp, my mind went straight to "Harriet!" as I tried to hold back my tears. Thankfully, all turns out well in the end for the charming heroine in this mini masterpiece (I finished it one sitting). Would recommend!

Posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:45:28 BST
Matt H says:
And So I'll Walk: And Other Poems good for diving in and out of, also something i've just started diving in and out of with enjoyment is The Brubury Tales

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2012, 15:49:54 BST
Donmar says:
try "Kicking the Habit" by Eleanor Stewart a riveting account of eight years as a nun first in France then as a nursing nun in Liverpool. Affectionate and witty. if you enjoyed Call the Midwife" you'll enjoy this

Posted on 20 Sep 2012, 16:19:45 BST
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If you are looking for an amusing historic book about a photo journalist who travelled the world in the twentieth century try '80 Years Gone in a Flash'. Its also about photography from glass plates to digital with lots of pictures. Read it and see what you think. John 80 Years Gone In A Flash - The Memoirs of a Photojournalist

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2012, 01:43:59 BST
Emotional Health for Emotional Wealth: The View from A Therapist's Office

I would suggest a book I wrote about my personal and professional life and about insights into other people's lives and how to make them better "Emotional Health For Emotional Wealth" by Susan Jane Smith

Posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:00:37 BST
jillipen says:
Have a look at this book trailer.


Posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:46:15 BST
You could also check out the books be various authors at www.AuthorsElectric.co.uk

Posted on 27 Sep 2012, 21:04:04 BST
Fusspot says:
William Nicholson, Tess Stimson and Deborah Moggach are worth a look.
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