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4.0 out of 5 stars Worked great eventually, 10 May 2017
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Ordered 3 but initially 2 didn't work very well. Eventually my son figured out that if you push the more projected centre piece through so that the flatter side then pushes out a little on the other side, it then spins really well. No instructions though to help with this and as far as I can tell there are no ceramic components to the spinner.


The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully original, 6 April 2010
What a joy to come across such a wonderfully original story. I was swept away by this book. She handles the concept of time travel extremely well, keeping the story line strongly consistent. The characters are depicted perfectly.


The Hounds of the Morrigan (Puffin Books)
The Hounds of the Morrigan (Puffin Books)
by Pat O'Shea
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars old loved favourite, 19 Dec. 2008
First read it when I was 11, I cannot think how many times I have read it since. A magical tale with children who are so real and loveable, and an adventure so vividly depicted that you are racing along with them. If you have children please read or give this book to them - even 'non-readers' will enjoy it. If you don't - buy it for yourself and have a sweet trip to those magical places you believed in when you were a child.


Wuthering Heights (The Penguin English Library)
Wuthering Heights (The Penguin English Library)
by Emily Brontë
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Read don't watch, 19 Dec. 2008
No film has managed, so far, to do this book justice. It's a great read and one I come back to again and again. Gritty, brutal, beautiful and romantic (without being slushy) all at once. As with most of her books, the characters are extremely well depicted, and it's irrelevant whether you like them or not - you what know what happens next.


The Complete Essays
The Complete Essays
by Michel de Montaigne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.59

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 19 Dec. 2008
This review is from: The Complete Essays (Paperback)
Appears to be a rather serious read, but Michel is actually a pretty amusing guy and it's an eye opening read into what life really was like back then. More laid back than I certainly had thought, and his views are surprisingly contemporary on many issues.


Shantaram
Shantaram
by Gregory David Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars truth is more exciting than fiction!, 19 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Shantaram (Paperback)
A good read - hard to believe it's true sometimes. An interesting and indepth insight into a side of India I haven't come across in other books, and a rollicking adventure to boot.


The Little Drummer Girl
The Little Drummer Girl
by John Le Carré
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his best, 19 Dec. 2008
One of le Carre's best I think. Although a little dated perhaps now, but still a current topic and he balances the perspectives very well. It's an insightful read that successfully empathises with the two opposite sides of a tragic war.


The Tethered Goat
The Tethered Goat
by Nicholas Winer
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally absorbing, 19 Dec. 2008
This review is from: The Tethered Goat (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book - couldn't put it down! A moving and exciting tale of intrigue and adventure. John le Carre meets Wilbur Smith. The author's intimate knowledge of Africa shines through in the details and characters. Haunting in some ways, yet also uplifting. Hope to hear more from this writer.


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