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Shooting at Loons (Deborah Knott Mysteries) (Warner Books)

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

Excellent and enjoyable reading

Deborah is a judge in the Southern states of the USA and this book is one of a series of novels featuring her and her enormous family where she is the only girl with many brothers. In this instalment she travels to the coast as she is substituting for another judge in the courts. She has history in the area and stays in the holiday home of a friend. The town in which she stays has made its wealth, such as i ...

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Children of Earth and Sky (Hodder & Stoughton)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

A joy and a delight

This book is set in a fantasy world which very much resembles medieval Europe. It is a series of city states continually in conflict with threats from an empire from the East as well as the challenges of several different religions. Those who know their history will be able to identify different ethnic groups and the cities and states mentioned but although it is fascinating when you see a resemblance to th ...

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Any Human Heart (Penguin)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Highly recommended diary of a twentieth century man

This is the diary of Logan Mountstuart who lives in every decade in the twentieth century. It covers his life from his school days to his death and the author uses his life to illuminate various issues and events in the period which it covers. The book starts in Logan's school period. He is at public school in England. At this time the diary is written in a very different way from how it evolves through th ...

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The Devil's Work (Thomas & Mercer)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Didn't Live Up to His Previous Work

I have previously read a couple of Mark Edwards books - Follow You Home and Magpies. I enjoyed these books very much as they were full of tension and originality. I wondered what original storyline the author could come up with for this book. Unfortunately I didn't find the storyline of this book particularly original. I have read several books in the past about co-workers being a bit nasty in order to get ...

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The Christmas Eve Tree (Walker Books)

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

Nice Story About an Unwanted Christmas Tree

This is the story of a little Christmas tree which is rather stunted and unwanted. Finally a little homeless boy takes the tree, plants it in a pot around which a group of homless people sing. There is finally a happy ending for the little tree. In many ways this is a nice story - the Christmas tree finally has someone who cares about it & celebrates Christmas around it. Then instead of being dis ...

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Who We Are!: All About Being the Same and Being Different (Lets Talk About You & Me) (Walker Books)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Too Much Text

This is all about who we are & why people are different - different hair, different eyes, different likes & dislikes. This is a very full book with lots of ideas and concepts for a child to take in. There is a reasonable sized chunk of text on each page as well as speech bubble from each of the children who feature in this book - Gus & Nellie. This book looks like a pre-school book and the age r ...

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We Found a Hat (Walker Books)

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

Issues Around Sharing

This is a very simple story of two turtles who find a hat. They decide it looks good on both of them but as there is only one hat they leave it where it is. I have to comment on this book being about turtles. This is obviously an arid area as there are pictures of catus plants. These are turtles walking along, on feet in an arid and dry area - these cannot be turtles!! These are tortoises. Turtle ...

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Nina is Not OK (Ebury Press (Fiction))

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

Trial by Social Media

Nina is a bright 17 year old girl who seems to have pressed the self destruct button. Her life is spiralling out of control and she doesn't seem able to stop it. She has no self confidence or self respect. She wants to be liked and cannot seem to go out with her friends without a couple of drinks inside. If a boy even talks to her she is so desperate to be liked she drinks more and humilates herself by doin ...

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When She Was Bad (Black Swan)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Slow start - but worth sticking with

This book takes a while to get going - in fact, I almost gave up after the first couple of chapters, but I stuck with it and I am glad I did.  The 2nd half of the book is much better than the 1st.  The 1st storyline in this book concerns a group of people who work in in office.  The story opens with their office manager being sacked and a new one coming in her place.  The new manager, Rachel Masters, pl ...

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Journey's End (Penguin Modern Classics) (Penguin Classics)

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

Outstanding Play

Set in the trenches of WWI this story follows a small group of officers  as they build up to an expected attack by the Germans. We meet Stanhope whose nerves are shot to pieces but somehow he keeps going wiuth a little help from whiskey, Osbourne his second in command, Hibbert who is struggling to leave the dug out and the bright-eyed Rayleigh who has just arrived, fresh out of school. This is a very gri ...

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Eva Luna (Penguin Essentials) (Penguin)

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

Fantastic Characters

This is the story of Eva Luna, from her conception through to her mid twenties or so. Eva Luna was born in a Latin American country and had a very varied and hectic life. We follow her through her many jobs as a servant, her brush with the world of prostitution until she is faced with a decision of loyalities. This is a very busy book with a great deal going on and a vast cast of extraordinary characters. ...

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Judith Wants to be Your Friend (Matador)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Sara Eames

Could have been so much more...

I had been looking forward to reading this book - it had been on my TBR shelf for sometime.  From the blurb, I was expecting a psychological thriller about a character who was deeply disturbed - someone like Barbara in Notes on a Scandal - but it didn't turn out like that.  Ok, Judith was clingy and could be construed as a mild stalker, but I felt that Chloe's reaction was way over the top.  If any chara ...

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