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Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink
Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink
by Jennifer Killick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, great characters, warm heart, 9 Jun. 2017
Review by my son, aged 11:
"I have dyslexia so reading is quite hard but this book was good because it had a funny story and carickters. I liked Bob the goldfish best and the pidgin Dexter. The writer knew a lot abowt super hiros like Marvel wich was good too.
I would defenitly reckomend this book to children in year 6."


Holding On
Holding On
Price: £1.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Stories to savour, 21 Nov. 2013
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The six stories in Moving On have varied characters and locations but are linked by a common theme of changing relationships. I have three particular favourites.
Firstly, Rain takes an honest look at a couple on the brink of break-up. The dry heat is as oppressive as their resignation but just when all seems lost, the rain arrives, as does their passion.
My favourite of them all, Daisy Chain, takes a look at the rippling effect of our actions, through the eyes of two young cousins confessing secrets. Alex describes their feelings of guilt beautifully.
Taking the Waters completes the set and sees a man regretting his affair. His growing tension and self-realisation is gripping - but is he too late to pull back and return to his wife?
I recommend these stories to anyone who enjoys reading about relationships. Alex has written with honesty and skilfully woven stories everyone can relate to. A quick but rewarding read.


Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia
Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia
by Richard E Cytowic
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and very up-to-date, 13 April 2011
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This book is very detailed but comprehensively written. (Almost) every "but how..?" is answered and even the 'looser' synaesthetic experiences (such as auras) are explored openly, with no sense of disregard or ridicule. For anyone with synaesthesia or with just an interest in it, this book is a must-read. For everyone else, it is still a fascinating exploration / explanation into the latest ideas / therories on how all our brains work.
I absolutely recommend this!


The Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist
by Anne Tyler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.83

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read despite its dark subject, 12 Sept. 2009
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I read this for our book group and enjoyed its straight forward structure and honest dialogue. The book opens with the lead character, Macon, in the midst of a marital breakdown and, downbeat as this may sound, I loved reading his emotional decline. Macon is thoroughly likeable, and his family believably wierd. The use of the "accidendental tourist" job is clever. My only criticism is of the writing of Muriel, an overly odd character whose annoying traits veered too uneasily from sympathetic to ridiculous. It is a good read, though, and I am encouraged to try more of Anne Tyler's work.


Notes From An Exhibition
Notes From An Exhibition
by P Gale
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbingly accurate portrayal of a family ruled by mania, 17 Jun. 2009
I loved this book. It was full of believable characters, sensitively portrayed, on a life journey. The descriptions of paintings, and their creations, felt real too and added to the poignancy of the artists' mental trials, desperately trying to reconcile her family life with her artistic one. I felt like Robert Gale had looked into my own family and drawn their characters. Disturbing but brilliant!


My Naughty Little Sister (BBC Audio)
My Naughty Little Sister (BBC Audio)
by Dorothy Edwards
Edition: Audio CD

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories about a very naughty girl!, 17 Jun. 2009
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Jan Francis is perfect as the narrator of these tales about a little sister who behaves in a way we would all like to have done as children! Written from the viewpoint of her much more serious, easily-shocked older sister, Dorothy Edwards has included the reader / listener in the fun of being aghast at her antics. Despite being written 50 years ago, the stories feel reasonably fresh and still very funny; especially her discription of Father Christmas as "that horrid old man"!


Just So Stories (Classic Literature with Classical Music)
Just So Stories (Classic Literature with Classical Music)
by Rudyard Kipling
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stories with lovely musical interludes, 17 Jun. 2009
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My daughter listens to these stories occasionally at bedtime. With Geoffrey Palmer's (perhaps overly) soporific voice and the lovely music, it is ideal bedtime listening. Although the faithful re-telling of Rudyard Kipling's great tales are sometimes old-fashioned, the overall comedy, morality and absurdity shine through.


Twilight Sleep (1927)
Twilight Sleep (1927)
by Edith Wharton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.90

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Flavour Of The 1920s, 17 Jun. 2009
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The narrative in this novel gives a wonderful evocation of life and living in New York in the 1920s, and yet it also feels modern somehow: the perils of a career driven society, given over to fads for "healthier" living. Edith Wharton makes these observations wryly and brilliantly. A really good read.


The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
by Kim Edwards
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Choices For Life, 11 Jun. 2009
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I enjoyed this book - read for a book group. It was gently sad and, inspite of a terrible choice, the lead male character is sympathetically written. I would recommend this book.


The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil
by W. Somerset Maugham
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best writer of understated men, 20 April 2009
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I read this book after watching the brilliant film. I waited for the couples reconcilliation, but Somerset Maugham is not a Hollywood writer. I loved the characters and their honest reactions to each others' betrayals. Dr Fane is one of the best male characters I can recollect reading; with Maugham it's all about what he doesn't say and Fane encapsulates this heart-breaking restraint. A great book, just don't expect the movie re-telling.


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