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ANY MINUTE? . . . It Took Forever To Get Started!

Advantages: Tries to encourage a reassessment of attitudes to priorities; includes discussion questions.
Disadvantages: It took too long in setting the scene for someting significant to happen; a bit forced in places.

In October 2009 I wrote a review of Joyce Meyer's debut NOVEL, "The Penny" about the importance of the little things in life, and how attention to what seems insignificant can prove very significant indeed. At the time, I was made aware that Joyce Meyer h ...

jesi 02.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Any Minute - Joyce Meyer

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Another beauty from McDonagh!

Advantages: plot, characters, suspense
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...Having devoured Martin McDonagh's Leenane trilogy, I have become quite a fan of his plays. I had planned on reading all of his work as and when I could, but hadn't put The Pillowman at the top of my to-read list; I wanted to read all of his Irish-based pl ...

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Review of The Pillowman - Martin McDonagh

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Little House on the Prairie Revisited

Advantages: Claustrophobic and expansive at the same time, truly evocative
Disadvantages: None

A photograph opens the story. A black and white picture of a family, husband, wife and their three children, smiling for the camera. Thin, underfed, in their summer clothes despite the four inches of snow, they smile. Partly they smile because they do not ...

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Review of Under This Unbroken Sky - Shandi Mitchell

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Echoes of medieval skulduggery that haunt the present day

Advantages: Exciting, atmospheric story
Disadvantages: Not the best of the author's books

... Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was best known for two of her early novels, ‘Rebecca’ and ‘Jamaica Inn’. ‘The Flight of the Falcon’ (1965) comes from the later years of her career and seems to be one of the least-known. The book ...

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Review of The Flight of the Falcon - Daphne Du Maurier

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autobiog as never before

Advantages: exposing
Disadvantages: complex

...Montaigne was a truly magnificent man. He was brought up speaking Latin as his first language and thus immersed himself in all sorts of classical learning and literature. The book is a collection of shortish essays in which he puts himself on trial. He an ...

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Review of Essays - Michel de Montaigne

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