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Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
by William Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Amory gallops through the 20th Century as a very poor photo journalist and this appears to be a device ..., 21 Sept. 2016
I admire William Boyd as a writer but not for this. Amory gallops through the 20th Century as a very poor photo journalist and this appears to be a device to tell the reader (as if it were needed) what a bloody century it was and the terrible after affects and personal consequences of war. It's too long, lose a third please editor, and apart from the incident witt the car crash holds no surprises. I read it for my book group and so continued but regretted the time spent on it. I think WB needs some new ideas and a fresh approach.


Crooked Heart
Crooked Heart
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly conceived, weak characterisation and lacks pace or plot., 8 Jun. 2016
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I found this book dissapointing. The central characters are charmless, with nothing to endear the reader to them. The novel lacks pace and plot. The most interesting character is killed off at the beginning of the novel. The author has some really bad writing habits too, dreadful descriptive ticks such as '...spooning up thoughts, like a Chinese eating live monkey brains...' these litter the first half of the book. Hilde, who is Austrian, has dialogue that is cringe making another character is similarly afflicted, it makes dreadful reading. It was a book club choice so I soldiered on, but regret the time wasted.


Moleskine Pocket Address Book
Moleskine Pocket Address Book
Price: £7.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Great notebook., 16 May 2016
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Great little notebook with alphabetical index, just what I need for keeping track of information.


Light On Snow
Light On Snow
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A subtle telling of an engrossing tale of grief,abandonment, resolution and coming of age., 16 May 2016
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Beautifully written and structured, this is a quiet engaging novel which owes a lot to the setting and the descriptions of snow. Moved from New York after the tragic death of her mother and sister in an accident, a young girl lives in a remote setting with her taciturn father, who is failing to come to terms with his loss. They live in isolation, away from the town, where he makes his living from carving. They walk daily and one day come upon a baby left in a sleeping bag in freezing conditions. Barely alive they rush the infant to hospital and a chain of events follows that alters there lives and penetrates the grief and isolation, turning the child into a woman. This novel harks back to fairy tales of abandonment and monstrous acts, yet it is life affirming, tender and engaging.


Muck Boots Unisex Adults Daily Gardening Work Shoes, Green (Green 333E), 6 UK 39/40 EU
Muck Boots Unisex Adults Daily Gardening Work Shoes, Green (Green 333E), 6 UK 39/40 EU
Offered by Keengardener
Price: £39.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy and practical., 10 April 2016
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Just a little tight on one foot, but otherwise comfortable and I do expect them to give in time and if I remove the inner sole it's fine. I find then easy to put on, sturdy and practical. They are a great improvement on the gardening clogs I had previously.


The Redemption Of Galen Pike
The Redemption Of Galen Pike
by Carys Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars An accomplished writer of a difficult form., 22 Mar. 2016
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Not quite as hooked as I was with her first collection. Nevertheless an accomplished writer of a testing form.


Written In Scars (New Edition)
Written In Scars (New Edition)
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Adore this album., 22 Mar. 2016
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Adore this album. Brilliant voice and lyrics


Norwegian Wood: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016
Norwegian Wood: Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016
by Lars Mytting
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting., 22 Mar. 2016
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The prints too small. Otherwise a very interesting read.


Friends And Crocodiles [DVD]
Friends And Crocodiles [DVD]
Dvd ~ Damian Lewis
Offered by Assai-uk
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, quirky, magical., 22 Mar. 2016
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Great, quirky, magical.


The House That Sailed Away: Play (Oberon Books)
The House That Sailed Away: Play (Oberon Books)
by Pat Hutchins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A firm favourite with every child., 22 Mar. 2016
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My son adored this book and I purchased it for my god sons daughter. A firm favourite with every child. Fun for adults to read too.


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