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Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (Oxford Pape (OUP Oxford)

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

Poems and illustrations which interlink

The version I have is published by the Oxford University Press and has reproductions of the illustrations which the author painted and which are very much part of the poetry. Unfortunately, the reproductions of the illustrations are the same size as the original which is about a third of the size of the printed page; if they were bigger I would have been able to see the detail bet ...

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Come Twilight (Long Beach Homicide) (Thomas & Mercer)

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

Involving narrative

I have enjoyed reading this series and I would encourage those new to it to start with the first book and follow them through - this is because the characters and situations develop over time in a real and believable way. In this book, for example, Danny has reached some form of happiness as he has a relationship and is beginning to cope better with the pain in his hand and the lo ...

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Adventure Field Guide (Walker Books Ltd)

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

Great for a Family

This is a lovely book all bout exploring the outdoors. The connection with the story "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" means that much of the content is ideal for children under about 7 years of age. However the text in the book is written for a much older person. Ideally this is the sort of book to be used for a family day out where the text is read by the adult but the younger children can do the exploring and ...

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Goblin (Freight Books)

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

Complex but Fascinating

Goblin is rejected and derided by her Mother who constantly refers to her as Goblin-runt. She runs wild on the streets of pre-war & wartime London with her friends Mac & Stevie as well as her dog, Devil. Goblin lives in a world of stories. She creates a whole fantasy world around herself, her friends and anyone who would listen. This keeps away the terrible fact that her mother hates her & provides a world ...

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The Other Hoffmann Sister (Little, Brown)

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

Would Have Liked More Historical Depth

This is set in pre-WWI Colonial German Africa and then progresses back to Germany until the post WWI communist unrest. The Hoffmann family live in Africa for many years, farming, where their two young daughters Margarete and Ingrid grow up to their mid teens. Once back in Germany we build up to the marriage of Margaret to Baron Von Ketz, a friend from the years in Africa, her later disappearance & the real ...

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House of the Hanged (Harper)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Creates an excellent atmosphere but the characters are not very well developed

It is the 1930s and Tom lives on the Riviera in a relaxed style which hides the fact that in the past he was a spy and heavily involved in Russia. When an attempt is made on his life he has to maintain the façade but also try to find out what is happening and prevent it affecting his friends and especially his beloved god-daughter. Buy Book Now Read Review

 
 

Vicious (Titan Books)

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

A very unusual book

Victor and Eli are at university together. As part of their studies they start looking at people who have developed extraordinary/super human abilities and what might have caused this. They find a way that may develop these abilities in themselves and Eli tries it first - their relationship will never be the same again and Victor will spend the next few years in prison. Released, ...

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Cold Kill: Monkeewrench Book 7 (Penguin)

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

A murder with deep roots

The authors return to the same characters for their seventh outing and it is very enjoyable to meet with them again. If you read the series from the beginning, and I encourage you to do so, you will see that the characters have changed and developed, especially the central couple of Grace and Magozzi. This book includes Magozzi's partner Gino and Grace's colleagues in Monkeewrench ...

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My Imaginary Friends (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Amusing

This is a story about Jackson and his lead up to going to school. Jackson has three imaginary friends - Mr Bomp, Dookandat and Hardigadeez. Jackson has lots of fun with his imaginary friends who encourage him and stop him feeling lonely. At the end Jackson starts school and begins to make friends. As he does new things his imaginary friends fade into the background. This is written as a chapter b ...

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Kancil the Mouse Deer (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Bright & Eye Catching

This is a lovely little Indonesian/Malaysian folk tale about the little Mouse Deer, Kancil. He gets caught by Harimou the tiger and tries to trick him to get free. It is very reminiscent of Aesops Fables. This is a beautiful book with vibrant and eye catching illustrations on every page opening. The writing is an excellent size so that ...

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Blind Faith (Black Swan)

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

Very funny in places

This book is a satire and is written to hold much of our modern lives up to ridicule - in that it certainly succeeds and it also manages to be extremely funny in places as well. It’s about the social media phenomenon and our current desire to live very much in public - the concept that we have to share everything about our lives and that privacy or the wish to keep secrets is ra ...

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Death of a Dormouse (Harper)

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

Discarding the dormouse to face the future

The book I read was a standalone by this excellent crime novelist and the dormouse was the main character Trudi, a woman who has lost her husband and finds that she has to become a very different person as she finds out all sorts of unexpected things about him. As she does this she becomes a very different person from the dormouse which is how she and others previously saw her. Th ...

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