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Child of Happy Valley: The Childhood Memoir of Juanita Carberry (Arrow Books Ltd)

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

Happy Valley from a different angle

Juanita Carberry grew up in Happy Valley among the White Mischief set. She had a sadistic and fascist father and endured a life of neglect and cruelty among people who lived lavishly and excessively. This book contains her observations of this world as an insider who did not belong and tells how she eventually escaped to live as she wanted. Fascinating in many ways and well observed this book also contai ...

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Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel (Gollancz)

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

The first Sookie Sackhouse story

An artificial substitute for blood has been found and at last vampires can admit that they live among us and come out from the closet (or the coffin) and join society again. Bill Compton is the first vampire that Sookie has met and she is drawn to him immediately because his is the only mind that Sookie has never been able to read. This novel is set in the small town of Bon temps as it comes to grips wit ...

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The Day of the Storm (Hodder Paperbacks)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Predictable but enjoyable

I do like Rosamunde Pilcher books if I am in the right mood. They are quiet gentle books with little fast action but more of a gentle ambling. The characters are well thought through & realistic. You don't tend to get left with loose ends or have events thrust into the story that are totally irrelevent. This book, like most of Rosamunde Pilcher's books, is set in Cornwall & the descriptions are wonderful. ...

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The Dreaming Suburb (Hodder Paperbacks)

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

Wonderful Characters

This is the first of two stories telling the story of an Avenue in the London suburbs and the people who live there. This book is set at the end of the 1930's and its sequel "The Avenue Goes to War" is set during the second world war. This book follows the stories of several houses in "The Avenue" & the families & people within. Each story is told in turn rather than just one great story flitting between t ...

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London Bridges (Alex Cross 10) (Headline)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Jenny Found

Not a Dull Page

Another compelling Alex Cross novel with not one dull page. The characters are strong and easy to believe in though some of the situations they get into are slightly unrealistic. The language can cometimes be quite complicated; not a book for the younger adult reader. It is easy to get involved in this book as the storyline is quite easy to follow and is interesting with several twists and turns. Perhaps, h ...

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Postcard Killers (Century)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Jenny Found

Great!!

This book is great! It starts by providing you with several mysteries which are gradually solved as the book progresses while others gradually come to light. Everything links very well together at the end where it all goes out with a bang....literally! The characters are easy to connect with and you feel that you can relate to them. Just as James Patterson says "The pages turn themselves".

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Sail (Arrow)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Jenny Found

One of His Best!

This is easily one of James Patterson's best. The characters are very easy to relate to & you can relate to their feelings as they end up in deadly situations. The storylines, characters, motives and outcome are realistic & exciting. I could read this again & again and still find it thrilling. This is easy to finish in one sitting. I have not one bad things to say about this book.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Puffin)

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

Wonderful

This is a wonderfully simple but very compelling book. My children loved it when they were small & I loved reading it to them. It isn't a long book with only a sentence or so on each page so ideal for the very young or those whose attention span is short. Each day the caterpillar eats different food until he wraps himself up in a cocoon & becomes.....well I won't say, it would only spoil the story! The ...

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The Big Alfie And Annie Rose Storybook (Red Fox)

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

Delightful

Alfie & Annie Rose have to be 2 of the most wonderful characters for pre-school children. Alfie must be about 4 & his sister about 2, so just the ages of the children who will be having this book read to them. There are several stories in the book, each of just the right length for a child of this age. The great thing about Alfie & Annie Rose is that they do everyday things that children do. My favourite ...

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Remarkable Creatures (HarperCollins)

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

Potential but..

This book tells the story of Mary Anning who discovered the first dinosaurs at Lyme Regis. It is a very interesting book for two main reasons. One is the actual discovery of the dinosaur fossils & how they were excavated & the general excitement of the day about dinosaurs & how everyone wanted to own or discover one. The other interesting aspect of the book is how Mary Anning herself was treated by the scie ...

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Alexandra: The Last Tsarina: A Life of the Last Tsarina (Robinson Publishing)

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

Interesting & Readable

This was a most interesting biography. The book takes Alexandra's life from her birth, through her childhood & to her death during the Russian revolution. It brings Alexandra to life as a person & clearly shows the events in her young life (and particulary surrounding her marriage) and how those affected her as a person & events in later life. This book shows the social side of Russia in the last days of th ...

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A Forever Family (Faber and Faber)

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

Slightly Disturbing

This is the true story of a couple who adopt 3 children & provide them with a stable home life. It also covers the terrible situation when it all went wrong. This book details the downside of adoption - how the children have a past life that is not explained to the adoptive parents by social services & how the family are left to fend for themselves when the terrible results of their former life errupt in ad ...

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