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Blood Memory Society (Giro Di Mondo)

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

Entertaining Fast Action

There is a small, elite group of people who inherit memories from their ancestors. This means that instead of learning from scratch they are building on previous memories making them more able to progress and make new discoveries, write better music and so on. The US government is nurturing a project to increase the number of people with "blood memory" but needs help from a leading fertility expert, Will Du ...

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Animal Town (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Nice Little Story

This is a handy sized little book which is ideal for children aged around 4-5. Chantelle finds animal town at the bottom of the garden and we follow the story of the animals within their town and on their annual picnic. The book has short chapters which can all be read in one sitting or left over for another day. There is a reasonable amount of writing per p ...

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Lulu Meets the King of Poo (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Surprisingly Interesting

This is a surprisingly interesting book about what happens to food between your mouth and the remains leaving your body. It is done using a little girl called Lulu who falls asleep with tummy ache and dreams that she travels through her body and meets the various microbes on the way who explain their different jobs. I like the level of language used in this b ...

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Lost Balls (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Novel idea - Great Fun

This was a surprisingly enjoyable book. What a fun idea to view the world from the persective of balls! This is the story of tennis ball who finds himself under the school gym with a host of other balls - football, rugby ball, marbles, cricket ball, basketball and so on. Tennis ball is not prepared to remain there as a lost ball and goes on various adventures. This is a fun book which I found eas ...

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The Wrong Child (Freight Books)

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

Dark & Harsh

A terrible accident happens in a small, fairly isolated village. The school building collapses and there is only one survivor. The rest of the children and their teacher are killed. The village mourns for the lost generation. However it also mourns that the surviving child is "Dog" Evans. This tragedy sets in motion a series of events within the village leaving no lives untouched. This is a very hard book ...

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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

 
 
 
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