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Eloise
Eloise
by Judy Finnigan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel x 2., 27 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Eloise (Hardcover)
The only good thing I can say about this book is that it is marginally better than the appalling drivel written by her husband! Even the dedication changes from "his" to "you" in the most ungrammatical way. Can no one proof read properly these days? Daphne du Maurier it is most definitely not.


The Cone-Gatherers (Canons)
The Cone-Gatherers (Canons)
by Robin Jenkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm not reading this book for pleasure but to try and support my poor son who is trying to wade through this tripe ..., 6 Jan. 2015
Ghastly book. Language is so affected, over-flowery, self-important, smug and pretentious. I think it dreadfully depressing and difficult to read. (Try reading it out loud and see what I mean.) It scans/flows very badly, mainly because of atrocious punctuation, and is a mess grammatically. I'm not reading this book for pleasure but to try and support my poor son who is trying to wade through this tripe for his exams. If I were to be reading this for myself, it would have been in the bin by the second page. (Note use of subjunctive in previous sentence - Robin Jenkins and his editor have never heard of it!) It is a perfect example of how to put a reluctant reader off books forever. If I could give it zero stars, I would. Get it off the school reading lists.


Last Fling (Salt Modern Fiction)
Last Fling (Salt Modern Fiction)
by Sue Gee
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Punctuation!, 2 April 2013
I like Sue Gee's writing, but oh I find her use of dashes instead of quotation marks exceedingly wearing and irritating! It is so affected, pretentious, even arrogant, ie "Quotation marks are fine for the likes of Jane Austen, the Brontes, Dickens etc, but not good enough for me." (Note correct usage, not a dash in sight.) It's not clever, it's just sloppy. Get over yourself, woman!


Dreamscene Bedding Amapola Floral Duvet Cover Bedding Set With Pillowcases, Yellow, Single
Dreamscene Bedding Amapola Floral Duvet Cover Bedding Set With Pillowcases, Yellow, Single

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality, 22 Feb. 2013
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These were very disappointing and very poor quality. Really thin and slimy material. Bobbled very badly on first wash. Dumped.


Something Written in the State of Denmark: An Actor's Year with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Something Written in the State of Denmark: An Actor's Year with the Royal Shakespeare Company
by Keith Osborn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theatrical Gem!, 10 May 2010
This is a fascinating, witty, well-written and detailed diary of a Stratford season. It is not remotely "luvvy" or stuffy, but outlines the sheer hard-work of the teams, backstage as well as onstage, that goes into a successful RSC season. Of particular interest are the details of the understudy rehearsals which, in the case of this particular season, were tested to the full. The company comes across as very much an ensemble where everyone's contribution is valued. The author writes in a light, unaffected and very readable way, with great humour and insight. To any amateur, would-be or armchair thespian, or playgoer this book is a real treat.


The House at Riverton
The House at Riverton
by Kate Morton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dear Author - DO SOME RESEARCH!!!!, 3 Aug. 2009
This review is from: The House at Riverton (Paperback)
This book made me so angry. Please tell me how many English villages have "habberdashers" that sell dictaphones and are open on a SUNDAY!!!! I'd also like to know where a 1920s housemaid got hold of "tights"!? Not invented till the 1960s. There is no excuse for this sort of sloppy error, the author should do more research and sack her obviously uneducated editors for allowing these jarring mistakes to go unchallenged.

Otherwise the plot was so obvious and unoriginal each new "revlation" was like being hit over the head with a sledgehammer. Appalling.
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The Thirteenth Tale
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Edition: Hardcover

19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter tripe, 3 Aug. 2009
This review is from: The Thirteenth Tale (Hardcover)
This pretentious book is so badly written it made me shudder. How can someone dictating her "truthful" autobiography describe in detail scenes at which she WAS NOT PRESENT and the movements, thoughts and feelings of other characters from THEIR point of view? I've never read such total codswallop. The author obviously thinks she's the next Charlotte Bronte - she is SO not!!!!
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