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The Lost Village: A Haunting Page-Turner With A Twist You'll Never See Coming! (Ghost Hunters 2) (Quercus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Lacked Atmosphere

This book uses the real story of the village of Imber as its background. The residents of Imber were removed to extend the army firing ranges on Salisbury Plain. In reality this occurred in 1943 but in this book it occurred during the first world war. The book itself is set between the wars. Sarah Grey & Harry Price are ghost hunters who appear to have fallen out. I wasn't aware when reading this book that ...

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Fourth Estate)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Annoying in parts

It is not often that I abandon fiction for non-fiction, but, occasionally, I can be tempted away by a book that captures my interest.  As I am often referred to as a "grammar freak" by my family and friends, this appeared to be such a book.  However, although it did bring a wry smile to my face on the odd page, this book was not as good as it first appeared to be.  The main problem for me was that Lynne ...

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National Theatre: All About Theatre (Walker Books)

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

A Real "Wow" Book

This is a truly "wow" book. It is perfect for any youngster who loves the magic of theatre and may even be considering a future in it. This book covers all aspects of the theatre from the actors and the staging through to the lighting, special effects and props. When it says "All About Theatre" It really means it! The book is well set out with small chunks of text around glossy photos and drawin ...

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The Wonderling (Candlewick Press (MA))

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

Nice Story but a Bit Wordy

This is a sweet story with various elements of Oliver Twists & a slight nod to The Hobbit. Arthur lives in a home for Wayward & Misbegotten Creatures - an orphanage with distinct echoes of Oliver Twist. He and his friend,Trinket, escape and set off to find their destiny. Who is Arthur? The only clue is a key he has and an address stolen from the home's record files. This is a nice story with a " ...

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The Anthony Browne Collection (Walker Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Bit Dated

This is a collection of books from the author, Anthony Browne, designed for pre and early school aged children. I remember reading Willy the Wimp with my children over twenty years ago so it was fun re-reading that and the others in the selection. The books do come across as slightly dated now. The characters are either animals or white children. The pictures are quite simple but the buildings an ...

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Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World (Walker Books)

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

Fascinating in a Great Format

This is an excellent book all about the world according to football. Everything in the book is connected to football in one way or another - sometimes very loosely! The format of this book is excellent with small chunks of text broken up with pictures, speech bubbles and diagrams. This makes the book look far more interesting & less daunting for the more reluctant reader. This doesn't have to be ...

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The Boy, The Father & The Sea (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Beautiful Book

This is a very attractive little book. It is a simple story of a boy and his Father who love the sea but one day the Father is lost whilst out fishing. The illustrations in this book are wonderful. You get a real idea of the sea in the colours and sense of movement. The sea seems to be a different group of colours on each page showing its different forms - one day calm & another rough. The text ...

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The Surrogate: A gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist (Sphere)

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

Excellent Read - Came Together Well at the End

This book started well & I was enjoying it. That is until about half way through when I suddenly realised that I just didn't want to put it down. The book went from a good read to a real attention grabber. This did require a late night to finish it off! Nick and Kat seem to have everything but are unable to have children. After two adoptions from abroad fall through they wonder if they can face trying agai ...

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The Crow Garden (Jo Fletcher Books)

2.0 Stars2.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Bit of a Mess

Set in the Victorian Era, Nathaniel Kerner starts work as a Doctor in a remote Yorkshire asylum. He becomes deeply involved with a private patient, Vita Harleston, even following her when she runs away to London. I am going to start with the good points of this book - there aren't that many but it was enough to lift this from a 1 star to a 2 star. The background and setting of the book is quite reasonable. ...

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The Awakening of Miss Prim (Abacus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

On the whole - unsatisfactory

This was an o.k. book - but it is very strange.  Not a lot seemed to happen, yet I still wanted to finish it.  The characters were, on the whole, an odd bunch and the main character seemed to swing wildly from being completely wet to being able to stand up for herself.  She was supposed to be an intelligent, well-educated woman, but she did make some foolish (even stupid) decisions and, very often, could ...

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Archangel's Heart: Book 9 (The Guild Hunter Series) (Gollancz)

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

Intelligent writing but fun to read

I've read some of this series but not the most recent ones but i don't feel that it disadvantaged me in any way when reading this instalment although I think that you woudl not be wise to start with this one. Elena is the consort of Raphael and still adjusting to having become an angel. In each book we see her ...

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum (Black Swan)

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

How the past affects the present

This story starts with the birth of Ruby and then unravels backwards examining various of her recent ancestors and scenes from their life. Each travel back in time concentrates on an object which is important in the story of those in the past and who also appears in Ruby's story although by then it has lost its significance and is often mentioned only in passing. The author is try ...

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