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The Foster Child (Headline)

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

All the Ingredients for a Good Pschological Thriller

Is foster child, Ellie Atkinson a witch as people have been saying? Not just the children but the adults too? Or is she just a traumatised 11 year old who is not getting the support she needs? Case worker, Imogen, is new to the job and sees herself in Ellie. The young girl who didn't get the support she needed but is it Ellie who needs this support or her stressed foster mother & the school? This book has ...

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Cold Earth (Shetland) (Pan)

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

Enjoyable crime set on Scottish islands

I have enjoyed this series but would advise new readers to start from the beginning as the characters have developed and things have happened to them along the way which aren't exactly part of this plot but which help with background and total understanding when you read it. For example, the book starts with a funeral of a character who appeared in the very first book of the serie ...

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Hesperus Press)

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

Quirky and unusual

I am a bit late coming to this book as it seemed to have been recommended to me by everyone I know but I am glad that I made the effort. It was not quite what I expected - although I am not sure what I actually did expect. The story is about an old man who climbs out of the window of his care home and escapes v ...

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Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz: The Extraordinary Story of the Lilliput Troupe (The Robson Press)

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

Fascinating story

The story of the Ovitz family is one of continual discrimination, and worse, because of their difference. Living in Romania before WW2 they were a family where dwarfism had resulted in many of them being very small. This meant that they couldn't easily earn a living and they had to be supported and cared for by the averagely heighted members of their family and those they employed ...

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The Girl From Ballymor (HQ)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Quite Bland

This book runs in two time periods. In the present Maria has come to Ireland to investigate her ancestor and artist Michael McCarthy. She is also running away from making life changing decisions. In the past we follow Michael McCarthy's story and that of his mother. The two words which spring to mind about this book are - bland and mediocre. It is basically an okay book but there is nothing that takes it a ...

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Chord of Evil: Wartime Suspense (Phineas Fox Mystery) (Severn House Publishers Ltd)

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

Generally Good Though Not Her Best

I have read a great number of Sarah Rayne's books and consider myself to be a fan.  This book forms part of the series which includes Phineas Fox as the main character. Phineas' next door neighbour - the loud, rugby song, party loving Toby - asks for his help to trace his cousin Arabella who appears to have disappeared. Their investigation takes them to Kent and across to Germany where they look back in t ...

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The Enchanted April (Aegitas)

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

Nothing much happens in this enchanting novel of manners

One woman reads an advertisement in the Times for an Italian castle to rent. She dreams of escaping her dull and boring life and her dull and boring husband and so, in her quiet and mouselike way, she engineers an opportunity to do this. Eventually four women are living in the castle for the summer, each bringing their own issues. And then the men come !! Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

Smile and be a Villain (A Dorothy Martin Mystery) (Severn House Paperbacks Ltd)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Pretty ordinary

This book is obviously one of a series featuring a retired couple where the husband is an ex-police officer. I haven't read any of the others but I didn't feel that I missed out on anything important to the plot. Alan and Dorothy are holidaying in Alderney (one of the Channel Islands) when they find a dead body ...

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Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century. (Faber and Faber)

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

Absolutely gripping

In this book the author brings to life Mediaeval England through a study of the Paston letters. The Pastons were an up and coming family of the time who wrote to each other a lot and whose preserved letters are a wonderful resource for scholars of the period. In this book the author works through the family history and shows us what life was like for some people who had land but w ...

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The Lying Game (Harvill Secker)

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

Plenty of Tension

Four schoolgirls are a close knit clique aged 16. Seventeen years later when one calls they all still go running - something still holds them together. In order to enjoy this book you need to accept that these girls had a friendship which meant dropping everything to help each other out - I mean everything. I am not sure that many people have such an intense friendship but it is central to this b ...

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Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm (J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World) (Walker Books Ltd)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Not That Easy to Use

This is the second book in the Harry Potter Film Projections series. Unfortunately, like its predecessor, I found this book a little difficult to use. The idea is that you shine a torch through the acetate pictures in the book and they project onto a wall or similar. Each picture has a small amount of text alongside it. There are six pictures in the book and an empty one at the end for you to mak ...

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They Came from Planet Zabalooloo! (Walker Books Ltd)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Poor English

Three aliens in a spaceship come to earth to get a "big-sized" thing to take back with them. They are rather strange aliens who seem to dance, take pictures and say "ooh la la". I actually found this book quite difficult to read. The whole book is narrated by one of the aliens in a style of poor english - "We got spaceship", "This is the chance". As a parent who spent a lot of time ensuring my ch ...

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