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Night and Silence
Night and Silence
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4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful and entertaining characters, 30 Sept. 2014
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Colourful characters and a great sense of place. This detective novel is a very good read and reminiscent of writers of another era such as Margery Allingham or Josephine Tey. Very enjoyable.


The Paradise Trees
The Paradise Trees
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4.0 out of 5 stars atmospheric thriller, 30 Sept. 2014
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A great atmospheric thriller. The tension builds from page to page and the main character is very sympathetic. Would definitely recommend.


Rocket Dog Tama Womens Knee high boots Black 8 UK, 41 EU
Rocket Dog Tama Womens Knee high boots Black 8 UK, 41 EU

5.0 out of 5 stars love these boots, 30 Sept. 2014
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Great fit but take note, size 8 is 41 which is perfect for me but in actual fact is a UK size 7. So you need to size up.


Jolly Rascals Girl's Pskater Dress, Blue (Navy), 9-10 Years
Jolly Rascals Girl's Pskater Dress, Blue (Navy), 9-10 Years
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good value, 30 Sept. 2014
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For the price this is a great party dress. There isn't a great deal to it as it's a bit flimsy so will need to be worn with a jacket or cardigan. You may need to size up.


Girls Crochet Bolero Shrug Kids Knitted Short Sleeve Cardigan New Age 2-13 Years#Navy~9-10 yrs
Girls Crochet Bolero Shrug Kids Knitted Short Sleeve Cardigan New Age 2-13 Years#Navy~9-10 yrs
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value, 30 Sept. 2014
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Fantastic value. The fit is perfect for my daughter. We bought this for a wedding and it looked really smart. It's so reasonably priced we had one in red too so she could have a different outfit in the evening. Recommended.


Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
by Elizabeth Buchan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A sophisticated if melancholy summer read, 29 July 2014
This book was a very enjoyable holiday read. I was interested in the characters from the beginning and the writing and description are faultless. The lives of Rose and her family are examined in depth and the author spends some time on exploring their youthful experiences in order to explain what is happening to them now. My only reservation might be that it is a somewhat melancholy book, although the front cover would suggest otherwise. I certainly appreciated the story but I was not uplifted by it, which I might have expected in a book of this genre. May I be so bold as to question whether Rose, at 47 years old, should even be considered middle-aged? This assumption perhaps dates the book.


Cross and Burn: (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 8)
Cross and Burn: (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 8)
by Val McDermid
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A satisfying instalment for all Tony and Carol fans, 29 July 2014
I really enjoyed this latest instalment in the Tony Hill series. The aftermath of the devastating events which rocked the lives of pretty much all the key members of Carol's murder squad at the end of the last book are well handled here, although you do have to suspend disbelief a little at Carol's unbending hostility towards Tony. Having said that, the interplay between the main characters is very good, as always, and McDermid's easy prose leads you effortlessly through what is quite a lengthy novel. As other reviewers have mentioned, the key plot is somewhat cliched and you almost feel it is taking second place to the personal trials and tribulations of the regular protagonists. As a result of this, you are really only going to get the best out of this book if you have read the ones that come before it.


Scott and Bailey - Series 1 [DVD]
Scott and Bailey - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Suranne Jones
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast-paced, razor-sharp dialogue raises this crime drama above the rest, 2 July 2014
Excellent crime series. I think this first series is actually the best. The script is superior and the acting superb. It was a clever idea to have a female cop (Rachel Bailey) who possesses many of the typically 'male' characteristics of the maverick lead. She drinks too much, swears and struggles to maintain a grown up relationship. Lesley Sharp's Janet Scott has the job of reining in her impetuous partner, providing her with advice and a shoulder to cry on. But this crime drama is also full of brilliant incidental characters, DCI Jill Murray is a creation of pure genius and she quite deservedly gets a bigger role in the next two series. The pace is fast and the dialogue witty and clever, sometimes you need to watch the episode again to fully appreciate the great one liners. Terrific actors and female characters of all ages make this a highly enjoyable and grown-up piece of television.


DCI Banks [DVD]
DCI Banks [DVD]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable series, 27 Jun. 2014
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This first series of D.I. Banks I feel is the best. They very closely follow the plots of the books and Stephen Tomkinson fills the role perfectly from the get go. There are gripping storylines and some chilling scenes but there is also humour in the script and the 'cop with a conscience' D.I. Banks has a satisfyingly ambiguous relationship with Annie Cabot. The procedure is spot on and the acting very good. But it is the relationship between the main characters which makes you reach for the next episode.


Conviction : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [2004]
Conviction : Complete BBC Series [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ William Ash
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solid police procedural with a superior script., 20 Jun. 2014
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I missed this drama when it first aired and knew nothing about it when I watched it. I found the story very absorbing and the acting was first class. This drama benefits from having an ensemble cast, as there is plenty of incidental interest with the wider characters. I think it would have been more pleasurable to watch in weekly instalments because the main plot line is dragged out somewhat. But in many ways this is the whole point. Conviction is about the psychological effects of an event on all those people tied into it. The end result is more thoughtful and thought-provoking than the average thriller.


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