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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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Imagine meeting yourself

Advantages: One you can read time after time
Disadvantages: None

..."The Scapegoat" is one of du Maurier's lesser known works, over-shadowed by the hugely successful "Rebecca" and "Jamaica Inn". Some of her short stories have also been made into films - notably "Don't Look Now" and "The Birds". *** The Plot *** The ...

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Review of The Scapegoat - Lisa Appignanesi, Daphne Du Maurier

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Dilemmas of Doppelganger

Advantages: Evocative writing, Great Characterisation, Fantastic Plot
Disadvantages: None

...This is a book by one of my favourite authors. When you read her other books you find out that the profession of the family involved – Glassmakers – has actually been in the du Maurier family back, a few generations ago. So she really does know what she’s ...

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Review of The Scapegoat - Lisa Appignanesi, Daphne Du Maurier

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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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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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