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The Lover
The Lover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very clever plotting, 4 May 2015
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Brought the blitz alive for me and interlinked different stories very cleverly. A real page-turner with a breathtaking finale. Immediately bought more of Laura Wilson's books


True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 ¼
True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 ¼
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sue Townsend is priceless, 16 April 2015
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Made me laugh out loud often which is why it merits three stars, but not a patch on good old Adrian Mole because it is surprisingly unsubtle throughout.


The House of Stairs
The House of Stairs
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4.0 out of 5 stars A creative masterclass, 14 April 2015
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The long slow revealing of plot is extremely suspenseful and mysterious but underpinned by clarity most of the time. The book did leave me with unanswered questions but suffice to say that the further I got into the story the faster I turned the pages. What more can anyone say?


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) (Inspector Wexford series Book 22)
The Monster in the Box: (A Wexford Case) (Inspector Wexford series Book 22)
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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


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