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Creaturmals Adventure Series Book 1: Making Friends (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Fun with a Pengaroo & Womduck!!

Leon the possum loves tales of adventure and dreams of going off on an adventure one day. One moring as he was drifting off to sleep Leon sets off on his adventure in his dreams. He meets all sorts of creaturmals and they set off for adventures. This is an Australian based book so the animals featured in it are Australian including possums and wombats. There are also references to the bush. This ...

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The Coven (Beatrice Scarlet) (Head of Zeus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Little Empathy with the Characters

Beatrice is alone in the New World with the exception of her small daughter, Florence. She returns to London to work for a missionary society which cares for "fallen women". She stumbles across a den of iniquity where nothing is quite what it seems. I felt that this book started quite well if slowly. The setting was reasonable but I was envisioning a later period in history than 1758. Beatrice frequently t ...

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Murder at the Book Group (Book Group Mysteries) (Pocket Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Slow to start but worth sticking with

This book was very slow to start - with lots of characters so that it took me some time to sort out who was who in my head - but, once it got going, it developed into quite a good cosy murder mystery.  The characters were well-written and the plot moved at a steady pace.  I did find it confusing at times but I am glad that I persevered to the end.  I will probably read more by this author.

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Sleep Over: An Oral History of the Apocalypse (Talos)

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

Unusual Style - A Challenging Read

What if you couldn't sleep one night. Not unusual, it happens to us all occasionally. However what if it happens to us all on the same night? No one in the world sleeps. Most odd. Then again the following night, and the following night................ The format of this book is most unusual. It is written as a series of first person oral histories. Each chapter gives one person's snapshot of what is happen ...

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Bad Sister: The new gripping psychological thriller you won’t be able to put down in 2017 (Avon)

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

Solid Thriller

Connie is building up her counselling practice in Totnes, Devon. She has a very interesting client, Stephanie, who is in the witness protection scheme and trying to build a new life with her son. What Stephanie is telling Connie doesn't match up with the police history. When an escaped prisoner is found dead with Connie's name on his hand events start running away from Connie. Why is her name on his hand? W ...

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The Lost Village: A Haunting Page-Turner With A Twist You'll Never See Coming! (Ghost Hunters 2) (Quercus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Lacked Atmosphere

This book uses the real story of the village of Imber as its background. The residents of Imber were removed to extend the army firing ranges on Salisbury Plain. In reality this occurred in 1943 but in this book it occurred during the first world war. The book itself is set between the wars. Sarah Grey & Harry Price are ghost hunters who appear to have fallen out. I wasn't aware when reading this book that ...

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Fourth Estate)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Annoying in parts

It is not often that I abandon fiction for non-fiction, but, occasionally, I can be tempted away by a book that captures my interest.  As I am often referred to as a "grammar freak" by my family and friends, this appeared to be such a book.  However, although it did bring a wry smile to my face on the odd page, this book was not as good as it first appeared to be.  The main problem for me was that Lynne ...

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National Theatre: All About Theatre (Walker Books)

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

A Real "Wow" Book

This is a truly "wow" book. It is perfect for any youngster who loves the magic of theatre and may even be considering a future in it. This book covers all aspects of the theatre from the actors and the staging through to the lighting, special effects and props. When it says "All About Theatre" It really means it! The book is well set out with small chunks of text around glossy photos and drawin ...

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The Wonderling (Candlewick Press (MA))

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

Nice Story but a Bit Wordy

This is a sweet story with various elements of Oliver Twists & a slight nod to The Hobbit. Arthur lives in a home for Wayward & Misbegotten Creatures - an orphanage with distinct echoes of Oliver Twist. He and his friend,Trinket, escape and set off to find their destiny. Who is Arthur? The only clue is a key he has and an address stolen from the home's record files. This is a nice story with a " ...

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The Anthony Browne Collection (Walker Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Bit Dated

This is a collection of books from the author, Anthony Browne, designed for pre and early school aged children. I remember reading Willy the Wimp with my children over twenty years ago so it was fun re-reading that and the others in the selection. The books do come across as slightly dated now. The characters are either animals or white children. The pictures are quite simple but the buildings an ...

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Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World (Walker Books)

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

Fascinating in a Great Format

This is an excellent book all about the world according to football. Everything in the book is connected to football in one way or another - sometimes very loosely! The format of this book is excellent with small chunks of text broken up with pictures, speech bubbles and diagrams. This makes the book look far more interesting & less daunting for the more reluctant reader. This doesn't have to be ...

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The Boy, The Father & The Sea (Austin Macauley Publishers)

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

Beautiful Book

This is a very attractive little book. It is a simple story of a boy and his Father who love the sea but one day the Father is lost whilst out fishing. The illustrations in this book are wonderful. You get a real idea of the sea in the colours and sense of movement. The sea seems to be a different group of colours on each page showing its different forms - one day calm & another rough. The text ...

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