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On Lucky Shores: A Chet Walker Adventure
On Lucky Shores: A Chet Walker Adventure
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of them is the target of a killer..., 7 April 2016
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On Lucky Shores is the work of a writer at his peak. The faultless prose is a transparent window onto the lives of Chet and Josey. This is at once an exciting whodunit thriller and a romance between two people, one of whom is the target of a killer, though they don't know which one, or why. Occasionally, and though it is never a distraction, a gleam of light will flash across the glass that is Kerry Donovan's unique style, and make you smile. The rest of the time, you'll be chewing your nails and wondering how the heck the two will survive or what on earth is going to descend on them next. The mystery will keep you guessing to the end. There is also a wonderful sense of place On Lucky Shores, which captures the spirit of rural America to perfection.


The DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn
The DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A naive young girl is being groomed for something unpleasant by the kind of slime-ball who it is easy to hate, 22 Nov. 2015
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This is the kind of crime thriller than pulls you in very quickly. A naive young girl is being groomed for something unpleasant by the kind of slime-ball who it is easy to hate, and for whom the novel is named: Ellis Flynn. The protagonist is DCI Jones. Nearing retirement, David Jones has not only seen it all, he's seen too much, and is flagging under the weight of the world, some of which he blames himself for. He's a very human hero, with the kinds of flawed qualities that age only adds to, i.e. memory, energy levels, patience.

You settle in for the read, confident that the aging DCI will easily overcome Flynn and save the innocent victim. However, just as that looks as though it will happen, the floor drops out from under you. Flynn, it turns out, is the least of Jones' problems. In a story that involves Britain and France, and both police forces, Jones comes up against levels of criminality he never imagined. He also has to contend with bureaucracy, a concept invented by the French and turned into an art-form by certain members of the British police.

I highly recommend this novel as a riveting story that every time you dare to let down your guard, will deliver yet another punch. Nothing is sacred and no one is safe, even the reader. You'll be ducking blows from the start to the finish.


How to Get a Job
How to Get a Job
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5.0 out of 5 stars What it says on the tin, 29 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: How to Get a Job (Kindle Edition)
This isn't a weighty tome, but it made me think long and hard about everything I've been doing wrong in my working life, and all the opportunities I screwed up through not planning in advance. Almost everything in this guide is obvious - once you've read it! For anyone looking for a job, wanting to progress their career, or even complacently imagining they have a secure job for life, this book is a must-read so that when the chances come, they'll be ready to grab them with both hands. I can hardly believe I got so much for so little.


The One Page CV: Create Your Own High Impact CV. Clever, Clear, and Comprehensive. Get Noticed and Beat the Competition
The One Page CV: Create Your Own High Impact CV. Clever, Clear, and Comprehensive. Get Noticed and Beat the Competition
by Paul Hichens
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Less is More, 12 Nov. 2013
I had the privilege of reading this book as soon as it was published. It is a comprehensive guide to the dos and don'ts of CV writing in general as well as the one-page version. Informative, entertaining and interactive: there are many exercises that made me realise the errors lurking in my own CV. I have since redesigned it and brought it down from two pages to one. It looks better, is far easier to read and doesn't list irrelevant detail any more. This book is an investment in the future, because it will definitely improve anyone's job prospects.


Ginger the Gangster Cat
Ginger the Gangster Cat
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't need to be a child or a cat-lover to find this hilarious, 4 Mar. 2013
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Not the usual fluffy kitten from children fiction. Aside from Ginger's rough dialect, 'Ere, I know you, don't I?', I was innocently admiring the writing, 'One misty, moisty morning', and I walked straight into it, didn't I? 'He hadn't had a poo in two days'. It's not nice to make someone snort their tea.

I like Ginger's attitude, 'Oomans! Who need 'em?' Then we meet Sparky's oomans, 'he was going to find an elderly pigeon...' by the end of this paragraph my face is aching. Hmm, why IS Ginger being so kind? Here's that ooman again, 'My, he's a fat one, isn't he?' And what's he doing with a Buddhist Altar? Oh my gawd, reincarnation.

This will suit a very wide audience, as you don't need to be a child or even a cat-lover to find this hilarious. Full of surprises, odd twists and turns, I can however imagine a child having a fit of the giggles over this, particularly with so much poo and wee and naughtiness.


Plague
Plague
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece of Human Observation, 21 Oct. 2012
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There is no way of describing this story as anything but bleak - the imagined return of the bubonic plague and its devastating effect on one small family is appallingly realistic and almost overwhelmingly dreadful. Yet in the midst of the most horrifying illness, pain and grief, there are moments of such love and humanity, that the reader, like the protagonist, finds hope and a reason to continue. I cannot recommend this novella highly enough. It is a masterpiece of human observation.


Origami Paper 100 sheet Pantone gift set - Contemporary Colour Collection
Origami Paper 100 sheet Pantone gift set - Contemporary Colour Collection
Offered by Folded Square Origami
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the paper folding enthusiast, 8 Jan. 2012
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Bought for an 11-year-old for Christmas, along with a book on origami, the house was decorated with brightly coloured paper animals and objects of every kind before lunch. This paper is ideal and does exactly what it says on the box. Complete with instructions for a couple of origami models to get the recipient going, this was delivered promptly and in perfect condition.


A Shocking Exhibition!
A Shocking Exhibition!
by Dorothy McCluskie
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as chocolate, 8 Sept. 2009
This review is from: A Shocking Exhibition! (Paperback)
This turned out to be a hilarious and scorchingly hot piece of chick-lit. Accident-prone Carly gets literally entangled with a gorgeous stranger - the American actor, Aaron. Despite having sworn off men, and attempting to concentrate her passions on painting, the consequences of that embarrassing encounter become increasingly knotty. Carly's efforts to restore order to her life, with the dubious help of her odd friend, Jerry, had me laughing out loud.

This is the perfect book for cheering yourself up - as good as chocolate.


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