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I Could Pee on This, Too: And More Poems by More Cats
I Could Pee on This, Too: And More Poems by More Cats
by Francesco Marciuliano
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, 7 July 2017
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These are not whimsical, sugary or corny but for whoever has interacted with cat(s) a true reflection of what we think they might be thinking, witty, amusing and somehow peculiarly authentic. I recommend all the cat prose/poems by this author, hilarious and telling. Even my friends who cannot bear cute like them. this is an anthology that keeps on giving as well as the first, I could Pee on This....


Dangerous Fling: A Rock Star Romance (Dangerous Noise Book 4)
Dangerous Fling: A Rock Star Romance (Dangerous Noise Book 4)
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific finale for a terrific series, but more please!, 6 Jun. 2017
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Crystal Kaswell engages us with her characters, she wants us to get to know each of her musicians and their eventual successful relationships, she is always unexpected (except for the HEA but how do we get there) and I have enjoyed this particular series immensely. I won't go into the plots as other reviewers so admirably and informatively do so better than I; I have recently fallen for rock star novels but most are ill written or too obvious; but this author is outstanding. Ms Kaswell is a star of the genre, one of the few.


The Archangel Project
The Archangel Project
by C.S. Graham
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding; any thriller addict should read., 23 May 2016
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This is a superb thriller which is a subtle and not so subtle sophisticated and knowledgable critique of the horrors perpetuated by multi nationals, engendering war for profit, and embedded politically into the system of the most powerful nation - still - the US. If there a 5+ category I would deploy it. wonderfully well written, based on intimate knowledge of geography of New Orleans post Katrina, the heroine Tobie a 24 year old misfit with an unusual skill, her reluctant collaborator a maverick CIA, Jaz. Details include a varied host of characters from academics to shopowners, people operating well beyond the law, a spectrum of ages and experiences, the heroine's adopted cat, New Orleans police, skilled ex military. I won't go into the plot but the writing framework is similar to this author's superb St Cyr series, short episodes with a geographical and time location given so you always know where you are no matter how complex the plot as it slowly unfolds in unexpected ways. The background is the history of the war in Iraq, and you slowly learn that for a variety of rather terrible reasons some powerful people are hoping to provoke an American intervention in Iran. You learn a great deal as well as sympathising with flawed characters, and nothing is black and white, the goodies too sometimes get killed etc. I cannot recommend this political thriller, filled with local colour and unusual facts - the authors give us a note telling us what is based on real sources, and where fiction enters in - highly enough. Unputdownable. My only regret is that C S Harris' outstanding St Cyr series (set in Regency England) means that there are only three sequential thrillers set in US (and world wide) by SC S Graham, a duo (husband and wife). oh oh more please if ever possible. You are provided not only with incredible thrillerdom, but real life history and its lessons, alas also in real life, unlearnt.


Who Buries the Dead : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery (Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries (Paperback))
Who Buries the Dead : A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery (Sebastian St. Cyr Mysteries (Paperback))
by C.S. Harris
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star plus: an author of outstanding talent and a mesmerising series, as good as it gets, 27 April 2016
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Superb, the C. S.series is unique, for the excellent and unusually accurate settings in Regency London,the social observation of an extraordinarily wide spectrum of society, the splendour of the characters from villains to the complex hero Sebastian Srt Cyr, the changing relationships, etc if I could give 5 stars +++++++++ I would. I do not wish to discuss any of the plots, but if you long for an historical romance/mystery of the highest quality, with a fascinating political and social dimension, this series is it. Across the series more and more of the past is revealed of the complex hero Sebastian, his first lover Kat (first three books) and his wife Hero...You have to suspend belief as each mystery takes place over one week to ten days, and thank heavens it is a romance, so we know we have a HEA, in the sense that Sebastian and Hero survive. But some people we like don't. I am not going to do the plot, suffice it to say that this takes in a terrible past incident in the Peninsular Wars, Jamaica, slavery, relics from royal graves, trade in stolen goods, and a study of the costermongers (Hero, Lady St Cyr, is a bit of a social historian and is interviewing costermongers for an article,not as far fetched as it may seem) not to mention a marvellously succinct portrait of the gross Prince Regent, and the fictional power behind the throne, Lord Jarvis, who not only loathes Sebastian but is his father in law. The understanding of social nuance,class, villainy, other mores (the past is a different place) and obsessions, is truly gripping. There are vivid description of buildings, weather, etc and everything from carriages to fashionable dress. The style is unusual, short sharp chapters which actually make the novel an extra delight to read. There are short but very helpful historical notes at the back, telling us what is true and what of course fiction and author's privilege with real events which make the fiction even more credible. Yes this is genre, but it transcends the genre.


The Reluctant Earl
The Reluctant Earl
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment from a Regency Star, 27 April 2016
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I have read and have all of Joan Wolf's Regency set novels, and re read many of them. There are short Regencies and a host of long ones, and while some of the plots are reminiscent of the Great Georgette, that is inevitable. Her style is spare, elegant, easy to read, and rather affecting, and the motifs are usually to do with horses, exceptionally talented aristocratic males, and talented women - gifted with horses, or otherwise remarkable, who for one reason or another - Americans, the impoverished aristocratic needs money (A Civil Contract anyone?), social class problems, and a touch of mystery - to do with money, inheritance, envy, familial relationships, lost heirs. This new novel - so delighted to see her return to regencies - echoed that: a young woman the daughter of the Earl's stable master, the Earl's heir, staggeringly handsome, horse mad, very bright, who was hated by his father etc for reasons that were almost immediately obvious. The difficulty was that the plot was transparent, and the whole read alas like a pale imitation of Joan Wolf in her heyday, echoing in fact The London Season, the first regency of hers that I read. But it is better than The American Earl, her first regency return, so the only way is up. So please don't stop, come back JW as good as you were.


Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss Book 3)
Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss Book 3)
Price: £4.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Super Star overcomes childhood trauma with the help of friend turned lover: WOW, 24 Mar. 2016
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Brilliant series, unputdownable, because the characters are so interesting, wildlly successful but haunted by past darkness, and written with a spare austere style that is very attractive. we are following four members of a mega rock group, and of course their lives and loves.


Nora Ephron: The Last Interview : And Other Conversations
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview : And Other Conversations
by Nora Ephron
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.38

5.0 out of 5 stars the wit and wisdom of Nora, 24 Mar. 2016
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Everything practically that Nora Ephron had to say was of interest; witty, incisive, absorbing, a skilled journalist, writer, script writer, character, personality, cook, ex wife and wife, and etc who mined her milieu to reflect back to the privileged literati glitterati the nuances of their lives, both self deluding and self revelatory. This did seem though to perhaps overlap with a few of her other collections, but check it out. Her sad death has deprived us of a genuine commentator on the mores of the day, and this reviewer would have been delighted to see how she would have written about The Donald.....as she would...


An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story
An Incredible Talent for Existing: A Writer's Story
by Pamela Jane
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A drop out drops back in, 24 Mar. 2016
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A terrific affecting truthful memoir of growing up and not growing up by an adolescent who went off the rails in hippie america and then climbed back up to fulfill herself as a writer, mother, wife, not a story of redemption or sanctimonious in any way but a fascinating journey describing that highly characteristic American preoccupation with finding oneself which often veers between narcissism and sharply focussed reality. Pamela Jane is brilliantly aware of the pitfalls of self preoccupation and that is the fate she so intelligently avoids, perhaps a strange thing to say as this is a memoir. But it is realistic and absorbing about that period of dropping out - and dropping in.


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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely scenet, 22 Jan. 2016
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lovely scent makes me happy just wearing it


Me Before You
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous novel, emotionally authentic, 22 Jan. 2016
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This novel has been deservedly praised by thousands if not more: beautifully written as a young uneducated and unsophisticated woman is educated both intellectually and emotionally by her encounter with a clever gorgeous young man, who has become a paraplegic after an accident,knocked down by a motorcycle, and whose life now seems not worth living, as he has returned home to live with his family, leaving behind a fiancée who rejected him in his crippled state and a successful career in the City ....hard choices made, levels of British class examined, the nature of the choices we make about that of our own destinies that we might control, in short,magnificent. The heroine is unexpectedly hired as a carer, and her own dead end life slowly and subtly expands, just as the hero'sl life apparently narrows. No HEA but a story of growth and change. It is also wickedly funny.


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