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The Good Priest: A Father Vincent Ross Mystery: Book 1
The Good Priest: A Father Vincent Ross Mystery: Book 1
Price: £1.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read and explores some of the Catholic church peculiar morality...., 28 April 2014
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I found this a fascinating book but it left a strange disappointment with the Catholic church. They ask the impossible of their priests and then 'cover up' when the priests stray into perversion against children, yet organise appalling public 'witch hunts' at any possible straying into normallity - sick-making and perverse.

The book is a wonderfully easy read and shows Gillian Galbraith at her best; tackling difficult moral problems with humour and excitement. This book is a real page turner and Father Vincent Ross, very human and endearing. You could not fail to enjoy the exciting read but at the same time you will be gently educated.


Beyond Cutting: A Viv Fraser Mystery
Beyond Cutting: A Viv Fraser Mystery
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner, 2 Dec. 2013
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I found this book really fascinating about an Edinburgh which is not familiar to me. No doubt it exists but hopefully not quite as the author portrays! You certainly would find it very difficult to guess who the murderer was from the main text of the novel. Even if you read it 'back to front', you would be totally mystified. I could not put the book down, which 'says it all' about the literary style and pace of the book.


The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No outlandish, fun imagination., 10 Dec. 2012
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Although JKR writes superbly and has an amazing ability to write in pictures, her plot is dire. The book turgidly and relentlessly meanders on in a small town, complete with small town characters, small town politics and worries. Where has your amazing imagination gone JKR? A great many of us have to live with all this c--p and the last thing is that we need to read about it. Plenty of people write well but it was your amazing, out of the hum drum imagination that we all bought.


Hubris: How HBOS Wrecked the Best Bank in Britain
Hubris: How HBOS Wrecked the Best Bank in Britain
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrogance mixed with greed., 10 Dec. 2012
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Frankly I did not expect to enjoy this book but it was well written and tried to clearly explain what went wrong with HBOS. It is a hugely complex, technical area which Perman succeeds in many ways to explain to the non-banker but it leaves a 'nasty taste in the mouth'. Greed and meaningless, delusional reports judged on their size rather than their accuracy or clarity seem to prevail at all management tiers in HBOS creating muddle. Leaving ample opportunity for those at the top to reward themselves with even bigger remuneration.
Unfortunately though our technological age has many advantages, the ability to complicate reports to make them effectively to dull to comprehend is a problem. It was a problem apparantly happily embraced by HBOS not just for clients and toothless regulators but also for management It is a problem which shows no sign of disappearing. I am left wondering whether banking in the way we know it has any future? I am also left wondering if people exist with honesty, integrity, banking ability who are not shockingly greedy?


Kitchen Craft Colourworks Silicone Ladle, 28 cm - Blue
Kitchen Craft Colourworks Silicone Ladle, 28 cm - Blue
Price: £4.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and practical soup ladle, 28 Sept. 2012
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Maybe I am sad but this ladle always makes me smile. It is such a lovely colour, it will not scratch my pans and my 4 star rating is only because it is a little small.


Vent-Axia Silent Fan - VASF100T
Vent-Axia Silent Fan - VASF100T
Price: £45.03

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as all the promotional material says........., 28 Sept. 2012
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I think this is an excellent product - really hard to hear; it is worth getting this one with the timer and making it come on with the bathroom light. You will never hear it (unless you are very young) and the air in your bathroom will always be fresh!


The Road to Hell: An Alice Rice Mystery: Book 5
The Road to Hell: An Alice Rice Mystery: Book 5
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Road to Hell, 29 April 2012
I found this book really hard to put down. It is beautifully written, easy to read and very informative. You really get 'carried away' by the story set in Edinburgh which is well described mixed with the extraordinary world of homelessness and visceral horror of being 'down and out'. How easy it is to have an ordinary life smashed by death, alchoholism or addiction and find yourself existing in a world unrecognised by the majority. Humour as always prevails in Gillian Galbraith's books, so a plot inherently depressing becomes lively and funny.


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