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Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book (Walker Books)

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

Fun & informative

This is a very welcome addition to the Football School books which are stuffed full of strange and interesting facts about football. This quiz book, as you would imagine, is stuffed full of questions about football. It isn't a standard boring quiz book but asks questions about strange and fascinating facts in an amusing way. The questions are multiple choice so the reader can choose some of the really str ...

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Birds (Walker Entertainment)

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

Excellent

This is one of the great spin offs from the popular "We're All Going on a Bear Hunt" story. In this book the reader is discovering birds. I don't mean exotic birds at the zoo but birds that can be seen in local countryside, parks and hopefully even the back garden. This is a well designed book with each page laid out with fun facts, pictures of birds, small chunks of informative text and characte ...

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Surprising Birds: Lift-the-Flap Colours (Walker Studio) (Walker Studio)

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

Slightly Boring

This is a lift the flap book to teach a child their colours. Each page has a picture of a bird in black & white. There is a flap to lift & underneath there is a a body part in colour with the name printed on the flap. There is nothing wrong with this book, I just didn't find it particularly interesting. Each double page has one bird on it with no background or other detail. The bird is very simple. Once th ...

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Alan's Big, Scary Teeth (Candlewick Press (MA))

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Nice Book - Not So Keen on the Story

This is a board backed book which I always feel are designed for younger toddlers of 2.5 years and under. However, the story in this book is quite complex and long for a child of that age. The story is probably better suited for an older pre-school child. The story is about Alan the scary alligator. He has big scary teeth and goes about scaring the jungle animals. That is until they discover that ...

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Pop-up Things That Go! (Walker Books)

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

Great Pop-Ups

This is a pop-up book which is ideal for younger children of approximately 14 months upwards. The book measures approximately 4.5" by 5" by 1.75" which is ideal for slipping into a bag, pushchair or car. Although the pop-ups are in quite firm card this is obviously going to be a potential for damage. Unfortunately that is just the way it goes with these types of book. Each double page has a picture of some ...

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The Temptation of Gracie (Simon & Schuster UK)

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

A Great Read

Gracie is a mousey & quite woman who is actually very efficient. In her Devon village she is greatly overlooked but in reality she enables many events to run smoothly. It comes as an enormous surprise (and great inconvenience) when the village discover Gracie is planning to go away for a holiday - to Italy on a cookery course of all things! It comes as a shock to her excessively busy daughter & teenage gran ...

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Shelter: Tales Of The Aftermath (Solaris)

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

Great Post Apocalyptic Book

Set sometime in the future following an asteroid strike civilization is starting to evolve. In The Parish there are large farms each supporting several families. This is a simple barter system. However, life is not so relaxed elsewhere - is there unrest in the Cotswolds? Is the fortified city state of Guz (aka Plymouth) seeking to take over other areas and what is going on in Margate? As post-apocalyptic b ...

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Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe (Vintage)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Lovely story

What can I say...I loved this book.  It is one of the best novels I've read so far this year.  The characters were well-written and the plot moved at a steady pace.  I enjoyed the way it jumped from past to present and back again and found it very easy to follow.  It is a poignant, bitter-sweet story with plenty of humour and excellent characters that I will, almost certainly, read again.

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Call of the Curlew (Doubleday)

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

Very Atmospheric

Set on the isolated saltmarshes during WWII, this is an atmospheric, gothic style mystery novel. Virginia is 10 when Clem & Lorna Wrathmell collect her from the orphanage. It doesn't take her long to feel the undercurrents between Clem and Lorna as well as those with Max Deering. Widower Max owns the manor and likes to feel that he owns other things besides. One New Year's Eve a German bomber comes down out ...

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A Gathering of Ghosts (Headline Review)

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

Thorough Historical Research

I have been a fan of Karen Maitland's books for a while now having read several. I was so pleased when the opportunity arose to read this one. Set in 14th century Dartmoor, we see the clash between the Church and the old ways. The sisters of the Knights of St John have taken over the pagan well & dedicated it to St Lucia. Pilgrims come from far & wide to take its water & look for healing. On the moor Morwe ...

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The Love Letter (Pan)

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

Good Read But a Bit far-Fetched at the End

James Harrison the famous actor has died. At his funeral an elderly lady feels unwell & asks a young journalist, Joanna Haslam, to take her home. What follows is a twisty tale of intrigue and love. Jo ends up tangled up in a complicated story which affects, and possibly even threatens, her life. This book was headed for a five star review but during the last quarter the author got a bit carried away and pu ...

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Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) (Walker Books)

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

Slow Start - Good Last Quarter

This is the second book in the "Arc of a Scythe" series. The first being simply called Scythe. Unfortunately I didn't feel that this gripped me in quite the same way as the first book. In this book we continue to follow the lives of the people we met in the first book, primarily Rowan & Citra. Rowan is now an outlaw having escaped from the Conclave at the end of the last book. Citra is now Scythe Anastasia ...

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