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Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! (Walker Books)

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

Great Fun - Good for Siblings!

Natalie likes having her little brother, Alphonse, around. Most of the time. However, then Alphonse tries to eat her favourite book & it is ruined. Unsurprisingly Natalie is not happy and is mean to her brother. They do make it up. This is a fun and very true to life story. I remember occasions such as this with my own children ...

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Animals Behaving Badly (Walker Books)

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

Interesting but Not So Funny as I Expected

This is a thin paperback of just over 100 pages designed for children aged 7-12. The blurb and pictures on the cover led me to believe that this was a funny book about strange things animals have done - a sort of "You've Been Framed". Although the book does tell stories about animals it is quite restricted to only a few animals - Kea, Monkeys, Sperm Whales, Wolverine & a few smaller sections on other animal ...

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Can't Buy Me Love (Choc Lit) (Yorkshire Romances Book 6) (Choc Lit)

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

Enjoyable romantic comedy

Willow was the child of hippies and has a complicated relationship with her siblings and her parents. She lives a quiet life and enjoys time with her friends. She tends to avoid romantic entanglements because she has a habit of vomiting at times of great passion. She's an attractive heroine who feels that she needs to be there for others maybe even at the expense of herself and her dreams. Don't be mistaken ...

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The Sudden Departure of the Frasers (Penguin)

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

Clever story of broken and often unpleasant people

Christy and Joe Davenport move into their dream home. It is a little more than they can afford but the sudden departure of the previous owners has meant that it is being sold for a cheap price. But all is not well. The neighbours are behaving strangely and no one wants to know the new owners. Christy is lonely and confused and becomes obsessed with finding out exactly why the Frasers left so suddenly. In al ...

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Happenstance (Fourth Estate)

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

Two lives; two points of view

This is actually two stories told from different points of view about a marriage. It is about one weekend when Brenda goes to a quilting convention and Jack has to deal with issues at home. Each of them is faced with reminders about how their life is now and how it has been in the past as well as challenges for the future. I think that the author's choice of title and the way she portrays two very ...

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Underground London: Travels Beneath the City Streets (Little, Brown)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Entertaining but Lacking in Content

This book is definitely a book which varies in content. Rather than being a strictly historical book detailing subterranean London, this is the story of the writer's wanderings in underground London. In fact, it is the story of his wandering around overground London as well as underneath it! I am not a London scholar but I did know a fair amount of the information provided in this book. There wasn't much w ...

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Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! (Walker Books)

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

Great Fun!

This is a great fun book for youngsters which tells the story of a little "handbag" dog who wants to be treated as a dog rather than a toy. He has to endure being carried in a handbag, puppy treats and being kissed and called Choochie Pooh. He suffers from other dogs laughing at him. One day he goes to the park and plays with other dogs where he discovers he is not the only dog who has to suffer these indig ...

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Sweetpea (HQ)

1.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Foul Language is No Substitute for Good Writing

This is the first time that I have attempted to read a book by this author and it will be the last. I have no problems with books that include violence - I have read all the Hannibal Lechter books as well as many quite brutal crime novels such as those by Jo Nesbo. These are well written and  plotted books with three dimensional characters who are constructed carefully and precisely as the book progresse ...

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The Perfect Guest (Walker Books)

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

Light Hearted Humour

This is a fun little story about Walter, the very houseproud dog, who loves to have everything just so in his home. His particular pride and joy is his new teapot. Then his friend Pansy comes to stay & things don't remain quite as spick and span as Walter would like. There are more than a few mishaps on the way. This is a fun book with some lighthearted humour. Perhaps Walter is a little too houseproud? Pa ...

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Wing Jones (Walker Books)

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

Plenty of Food for Thought

This is the story of Wing Jones who is a slightly awkward teenage girl. Wing lives rather in her brother Marcus' shadow as he is an excellent football player. Wing is of mixed heritage incorporating both Ghanian and Chinese heritage which she feels have left her with ugly looks and untamed hair. When her brother has a terrible accident and is left in a coma Wing struggles to cope. She is suffering terribly ...

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Everything but the Truth (Penguin)

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

How Far Should We Go to Find Out the Truth?

This is an interesting and well written book which I found raised a lot of questions. Rachel & Jack have only been together for a very short period of time. However, they are already expecting a baby & looking forward to the future. Both of them have secrets. How well do they really know each other? Can they trust each other? Everything starts to crumble when Rachel reads an email, then some post before pr ...

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My Mum Is Fantastic (Walker Books)

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

Appreciating Fantastic Mums

This is definitely a book for every child. One where they can appreciate their fantastic Mum and not just take her for granted. The Mum in this book can do many amazing things such as tell stories and organize wonderful parties. I am very pleased to see a page with a toolbox & the phrase that Mum can mend anything. I was slightly bemused by  Mum being a great tightrope walker & able to tame wild animals bu ...

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