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Magic: New Stories
Magic: New Stories
by Sarah Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Magic Moments", 28 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Magic: New Stories (Paperback)
Tilly has wild aspirations of becoming a famous opera diva.
Sandra dreams of creating the perfect bra to revolutionize womens' lives and what has become of Professor Martin Presley whose scientific discovery has the worst repercussions ever?
These are just some of the topics explored in "Magic", which is an interesting anthology produced for The National Council For One-Parent Families. It aims to raise money to support the millions of single parents, like myself, facing financial hardship in bringing up a child single-handedly.
Its forward is by J.K Rowling, Ambassador of this charity and herself a lone parent once caught in the poverty trap.
The stories are kindly donated by well-accomplished authors including Fay Weldon, Sue Townsend and John O' Farrell.
Oozing originality, its tales stretch the imagination and provide its reader with escapism in abundance whilst also supporting a worthwhile cause.
Hocus Pocus this is not. This is British Fiction at its finest.


Magic: New Stories
Magic: New Stories
by Sarah Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Magic Moments", 28 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Magic: New Stories (Paperback)
Tilly has wild aspirations of becoming a famous opera diva.
Sandra dreams of creating the perfect bra to revolutionize womens' lives and what has become of Professor Martin Presley whose scientific discovery has the worst repercussions ever?
These are just some of the topics explored in "Magic", which is an interesting anthology produced for The National Council For One-Parent Families. It aims to raise money to support the millions of single parents, like myself, facing financial hardship in bringing up a child single-handedly.
Its forward is by J.K Rowling, Ambassador of this charity and herself a lone parent once caught in the poverty trap.
The stories are kindly donated by well-accomplished authors including Fay Weldon, Sue Townsend and John O' Farrell.
Oozing originality, its tales stretch the imagination and provide its reader with escapism in abundance whilst also supporting a worthwhile cause.
Hocus Pocus this is not. This is British Fiction at its finest.
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Shanghai Baby
Shanghai Baby
by Wei Hui
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars East Meets West., 23 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Shanghai Baby (Paperback)
semi-autobiographical, "SHANGHAI BABY" tells the poignant tale of Coco a struggling writer whose discoveries of life, love, infidelity and personal development are all set in the bustling city of Shanghai.
Leading a trendy, upbeat lifestyle in unusual places among equally unusual friends, Coco spends her time flitting between her tormented, impotent lover and a German businessman who rocks her world. Finding time in between to pen her novel; she is a dedicated writer seeking the ultimate goal-recognition of her work.
WEI HUI achieves cult-status in China with this, her first novel which caused a public outrage on its publication.
It is a descriptive account of present day China, challenging traditions and taking us on a journey almost like a travellers' guide of Shanghai.
Captivating her audience with a fresh shockable style, WEI HUI succeeds in producing a book which is both tragic and touching and well worth reading.


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