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The Likes of Us
The Likes of Us
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5.0 out of 5 stars an important look at a past world, 11 Mar. 2015
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Barstow is constantly insightful and preserves a life which is just becoming out of reach to middle-aged Northerners but must surely be worth recording. Yet his themes are universal. He is a dexterous and versatile writer and I am now going to re-read his canon.


From Doon With Death: (A Wexford Case) (Inspector Wexford series Book 1)
From Doon With Death: (A Wexford Case) (Inspector Wexford series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars very racy for Wexford, 21 Aug. 2014
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Great pace and characterisation.
To think this was Ruth Rendell's first published book amazed me. Such a strong debut.
I find some Wexford novels a bit slow, but not this one.
A real page turner.


The Birthday Present
The Birthday Present
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5.0 out of 5 stars what an amazing booking, 24 Jun. 2014
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This is a real page turner. Unusual in that it has two narrators-confusing at first as the voices change without warning. The plot is complex and intricate and superbly teased out. Read faster and faster as it progressed. I felt the finale was predictable but not predicted within the text. However that does not detract from it in any way. A large number of characters not all of whom are drawn deeply - correct as in keeping with the double narrative voices.

This book made me want to devour more Barbara Vine work.

Next please.


The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case)
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5.0 out of 5 stars an unusual series of cases for Wexford, 4 Jun. 2014
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Unlike any other Ruth Rendell I have read. Wexford as a man is revealed, particularly his preoccupation with a man he believes is stalking him? Eric Targo's life and actions are also laid bare, bit by bit. Twists at the conclusion are fascinating. An excellent read.


Queen Camilla
Queen Camilla
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4.0 out of 5 stars a giggle, 21 Feb. 2014
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Love Sue Townsend's books and this is no exception. Narrative is sometimes a little confusing as it alternates between human and canine. Nevertheless an original and diverting read.


The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret
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5.0 out of 5 stars an entirely remarkable book, 4 Feb. 2014
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Don't miss this masterpiece. Superbly intertwined plots predicated on an almost unguessable secret. It is also a page-turner almost constantly. A deeply satisfying read.


Morecambe & Wise - Christmas Specials [DVD] [1969]
Morecambe & Wise - Christmas Specials [DVD] [1969]
Dvd ~ Eric Morecambe
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely bit of Xmas anytime you're in need, 22 Jan. 2014
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Great memories if you're the right age. Very little grates even after so long. They really were very talented people and it's always good to watch talent


Braun Oral-B Pulsonic Slim Sonic Rechargeable Toothbrush
Braun Oral-B Pulsonic Slim Sonic Rechargeable Toothbrush
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leaves teeth squeaky clean all day, 22 Jan. 2014
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And because they still squeak hours after brushing I feel they really must be clean. Also unerringly shifts crumbs etc from between teeth.


The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
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5.0 out of 5 stars a stunning, haunting book, 21 Jan. 2014
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A potent and lingering evocation of a lost tainted, golden era. Demanding but satisfying too. Made me want to read more of his work.


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones series Book 3)
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones series Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars a roller coaster, 10 Jan. 2014
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A lovely, chaotic reminder of why we all loved the first two. Very warm and amusing, hilarious in the depictions of the smaller characters and the minutiae of the silly Hampstead/private school microcosm, but finally brought back at the end of the ride to an external, more down-to-earth world and to a conclusion to which both Bridget and we stagger gratefully.


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