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One Cretan Evening and Other Stories
One Cretan Evening and Other Stories
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2.0 out of 5 stars No depth, fine for the beach, 9 Aug. 2015
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I was disappointed in One Cretan Evening as it lacked depth. The story line was obvious and the characters were one dimensional. I have read all of Victoria Hislop's books and enjoyed them but not this one. I got the impression this was churned out in a hurry in time for the summer holiday market.


The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, clever and a real page turner, 4 July 2015
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I am not a reader who generally reads thrillers but I was recommended this book and I could not put it down. The story line is brilliant, the characterisation superb and it does not falter or let the characters take the easy way out. Read it.


The Shock of the Fall
The Shock of the Fall
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sensitive and sympathetic novel about schizophrenia. It is also a page turner. It is a book that is sad, harrowing, funny and, 28 Jun. 2015
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A insightful novel about a disturbed and mentally ill young man. It is a journey we travel with Matthew through the grief, fear, love and mental terror,


Searching For Sugar Man Soundtrack: All Songs By Rodriguez
Searching For Sugar Man Soundtrack: All Songs By Rodriguez
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought back so many memories, 31 Dec. 2012
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Absolutely lived up to expectations! As a South African my teenage years were accompanied by Rodriguez music. I was nervous to get this CD as was worried it would not live up to the memories of my idyllic past but it did! As the first song came on I was 16 and loving it. The music has certainly stood the test of time. Rodriguez is still as great as he was way back then.


The Very Best of Mozart
The Very Best of Mozart
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful general Mozart, 5 Nov. 2012
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Wonderful general CD of Mozart's best known pieces. Great soothing listening - well maybe not always soothing but certainly inspiring. Well worth it.


One-stop Guide: Creating Your UCAS Personal Statement
One-stop Guide: Creating Your UCAS Personal Statement
by Alan Bullock
Edition: Paperback

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 5 Oct. 2012
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I was expecting more concrete advice and examples from this book to help my two children prepare their UCAS personal statements. I thought the book very wishy-washy compared to other books on the market.


Text Production Word Processing Level 3 Student Pack: Student Book (Heinemann Skills - OCR Certificate in Text Processing)
Text Production Word Processing Level 3 Student Pack: Student Book (Heinemann Skills - OCR Certificate in Text Processing)
by Dianne Reeves
Edition: CD-ROM

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for 2009/2010 OCR exams, 11 Dec. 2009
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It looked like a good book but it is out of date. OCR are no longer running the 2003 course and are instead using Office 2007; therefore this book is redundant. I thought it may still be useful as the Office 2007 book is only coming out in 2010 after my exams, but it was not. I returned the book to Amazon as it was completely useless for my purposes. I suppose if you just want to learn Office 2003 Word then it will be fine but beyond that it is redundant.


Driving Test Success ALL Tests Deluxe 2009/2010 Edition (PC)
Driving Test Success ALL Tests Deluxe 2009/2010 Edition (PC)

5.0 out of 5 stars A true success!, 13 May 2009
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An excellent buy for learner drivers. My son passed his provisional first time after revising from this book and DVD. He was pleasantly surprised how the test on the day was the same format as the book and DVD. The hazard perception section was excellent and he would not have understood or passed this vital section without the DVD. The magnetic L plates which accompany the pack are now in use as he practices for his driver's licence. Highly recommended.


Making Soft Furnishings (101 Essential Tips)
Making Soft Furnishings (101 Essential Tips)
by Julia Barnard
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Basic but useful, 13 May 2009
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A small, compact book of 'how to ...' sewing instructions for soft furnishings. Very basic but actually does the trick. A useful book to have for a quick reference tool.


Patchwork with Pizzazz: Over 60 Colorful Quilted Projects for All Seasons: Over 60 Colourful Quilted Projects for All Seasons
Patchwork with Pizzazz: Over 60 Colorful Quilted Projects for All Seasons: Over 60 Colourful Quilted Projects for All Seasons
by Bergene Lise
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and inspirational book, 13 May 2009
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A superb book for both beginners and the more experienced sewer. The first half of the book has tasteful patchwork quilts and the second half has bag designs. The bags are not necessarilly patchwork. I liked the broad selection of bag designs and they are not too 'patchworky'. Easy to follow instructions. No actual patterns but rather written instructions. As always, Lisa Bergene has produced a winner. Recommended.


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