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40, 001 Best Baby Names
40, 001 Best Baby Names
by Diane Stafford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly bad., 3 Jan. 2009
As others have said, this book is truly awful.

Stafford boasts that this is 'the very best baby-naming book ever' - a bold statement indeed from someone who claims Winsor (sic) is the English for 'Royal' - there i was thinking Windsor was the place name that the royals adopted to move awy from their German name...

And would you name your son Spanky? Teddy-Blue (American for smiley, apparently!)

And the 75 fun lists includes 'names for children of lesbians and gays', 'names that make you smile', 'names for future lawyers', 'names that will help make your baby popular', and 'comfy names that kids like having'. All totally ridiculous.

The book will only be useful in the unlikely event that the world runs out of firewood.


Bad Behaviour
Bad Behaviour
by Sheila O'Flanagan
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Book, 3 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Bad Behaviour (Hardcover)
Sheila never fails to write a brilliant story - you can relate to the characters and as ever her books are difficult to out down. I read this one in 3 days!


My Best Friend's Girl
My Best Friend's Girl
by Dorothy Koomson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 5 Aug. 2006
This review is from: My Best Friend's Girl (Paperback)
As others have said, this book is repetitive, overly descriptive and poorly written. The plot sounds interesting and probably could have been, but as someone who's been known to cry over adverts, i felt so detached from the characters I didn't shed a single tear.

The story line is unrealistic (boss who hates employee but visits several times a week to see the little girl, twist is he was in care as a child so felt it was his duty?!!!)

Koomson should have spent more time with 5 yr olds to see they don't speak and act as the character in the book does.

If you're looking for something very basic and easy to follow, read it. If you require something marginally challenging, choose again.


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