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Beyond Black (Fourth Estate)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Dark Humour

What can one say as an introduction to this book? Unusual it most certainly is. Alison is a psychic with a very annoying and frankly disgusting spiritual guide. She does the circuit of the home counties, the fairs, the psychic nights and the private readings. She meets up with Colette and they form a partnership with Colette as her business manager. As the book progresses we learn a lot more abo ...

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My RSPB Nature Clipboard (Walker Books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Great for Getting Out & About

This is a brilliant activity pack for any family going out and about this summer. You don't need to go far - the local park or back garden will do. The pack is filled with activities to do whilst out as well as when back home again. There are things to look out for, a spotter poster and suggestions of things to do. The clipboard is handy for making sure any paper doesn't go blowing off. There is also a slip ...

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Who Is Sleeping? (Lift the Flap) (Walker Books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Firm Favourite

Lift the flap books are always a big hit with young children. I can see this being no exception. It is a solid board backed book so ideal for younger children. Obviously the flaps are a little more delicate but still in stiff card. The question is asked "Who is sleeping..........." with a place mentioned and shown on the page. Behind the leaf, in the burrow etc. Then the child lifts the flap and the animal ...

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Count with Little Fish (Little Fish Book) (Candlewick Press (MA))

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Bright & Colourful

This is a handy sized board book which is perfect for slipping in a bag when out and about. This is a brightly coloured book with different coloured fish on each double page. The fish aren't named acurately but rather "funny fish" or "fat fish". This is fine for children of the age this is aimed at. Each fish is described with a little rhyme including its number. The figure of the number is printed on the ...

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series) (HarperCollins e-books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Excellent reading

Siddalee is interviewed by a journalist and when the article is published it makes it appear that she has been very critical about her mother Vivi. Vivi is furious, Sidda ditches her imminent wedding and Vivi's friends send her daughter the scrapbook which tells the history of the Ya Ya Sisters (Vivi and her two friends). The story of the Ya Yas is told in a series of ...

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Constance (Pocket)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Slow and not very engaging for me

Connie (Constance) lives a seemingly idyllic life in Bali but after she hears that her sister is dying she returns to Britain and tries to mend bridges that were broken years ago. She has been in love with her brother in law all their married life, she had a difficult childhood and she has a strained relationship with her sister who is deaf. To reconcile there needs to ...

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The Thieftaker's Trek (Bastei Entertainment)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Poor Historical Background

Young Harry is keen to earn a penny to help his Mother. In 1810 at the start of the industrial revolution every penny counted for the slum families. However Harry goes missing.  Thieftaker Peter Frobisher is called in to search for the child and his trail takes him to the Derbyshire mill towns. I love historical novels. I love to feel, smell and imagine the historical setting. To understand the grinding p ...

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The Woman In The Mirror: A haunting gothic story of obsession, tinged with suspense (HQ)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Mediocre - Lacking Suspense

This is a book set in two time periods. We have 1947 when Alice Miller goes to remote Winterbourne in Cornwall to be a governess to twins. In the modern Day we have career driven Rachel who is going to Cornwall to see a legacy she has received from an unknown relative. I found this book to be a mediocre ghost story. I could see far too many ghosts of other author's work - primarily Henry James' "Turn of th ...

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Flying Tips for Flightless Birds (Walker Books)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Great Read for Young Teenagers

Birdie and Finch are twins and a double act. At school they stand out from the crowd together. On the trapeze they fly together through the air. Bullied for being different they get through because they are a double act. However, at 14 this is the time when children start to grow up in slightly different ways - how do they come to terms with this and with the biggest separation of their lives? I really enj ...

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Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God (Walker Books)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Fast Moving

Think Indiana Jones with a touch of junior James Bond. The Atlas family are being hunted by the police whilst also attempting to scupper the plans of the People of the Snake. Unsurprisingly things get a little hairy & complicated. I love the Jake Atlas books. Although the family are not quite a "normal " family, they do have normal squabbles and get on each others nerves. However when the crunch comes they ...

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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore Series Book 2) (Gateway)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Beautifully written but a bit slow in places

Memer is brought up by the Waylord who is idolised by the ordinary people but a marked man in a city overcome by invaders. He maintains a library despite the local suspicion about words and books. As war comes to the city Memer, the Waylord and her friends (including two from the first/companion book in the series) have to work out what to do and how to save their writt ...

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The Face of Death (Hodder Paperbacks)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Very enjoyable if more than slightly preposterous !

You really need to read this book after the first one in the series because the back story for Smoky and her FBI team is so important. In this story the team are called to a killing where the most important witness will only speak to Smoky because she feels that only she can understand what is going on and will take it seriously. What then happens is that the team each ...

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